Phil Neville predicts Arsenal vs Manchester United

Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Current Valencia assistant manager Phil Neville is backing his former club Manchester United to defeat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

United head into the encounter boasting a terrific run of form and with memories of a 2-1 victory over the Gunners on their last visit North London, giving them plenty of confidence.

Arsene Wenger’s men, on the other hand, need to pick themselves up following a shock midweek defeat at home to Olympiakos in the Champions League, and the pressure is mounting around their camp.

Taking to Twitter in order to comment ahead of the match, Neville posted a video on BreatheSport telling viewers how Arsenal shouldn’t be underestimated, but he’s backing a United win.

“Arsenal had a good result last week against Leicester, [but] in midweek everything fell apart in the Champions League. Arsene Wenger is under a lot pressure,” he explained.

“I fancy Man United to win this game, because of the strength of the back four and the pace they’ve got upfront and the fact that Arsenal are at the moment under severe pressure.”

“I think the fans will be worried, they’ll be nervous and it’ll be a great game. Don’t write off Arsenal, but I just think United will continue with their good form.”

United to claim another victory at the Emirates?

The Red Devils are unbeaten on their previous four visits to the Emirates, with Arsenal’s last victory coming in May 2011 - three months prior to that astonishing 8-2 reverse at Old Trafford.

The Gunners have plenty of quality in their squad and a set of attacking players who can hurt Louis van Gaal’s men, though their defensive frailties at present are alarming.

Arsene Wenger’s men cannot afford to find themselves chasing the game, with Neville rightly pointing out how the visitors’ pace on the break has the potential to cause plenty of damage.

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