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EPL: How Man Utd can beat Arsenal – Rooney

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, believes the Red Devils can beat Arsenal when both teams clash in today’s Premier League tie at Old Trafford if they work hard and play with intensity.

Rooney wants Erik ten Hag’s men to face Arsenal, as they showed in their statement victory over Liverpool last month.

The former England striker also hailed Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, for the great work he is doing at Emirates.

Writing in his column for The Times, Rooney wrote: “United have a lot of quality, and if you get the basics right, you give yourselves the platform for the quality to come through. That’s what we saw in victories over Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester City.

“Against this Arsenal side they will need the intensity they showed in those wins, especially the one against Liverpool.

“If you sit in a mid block or low block and are passive against a side who move the ball as quickly and well as Mikel Arteta’s team do, it’s a recipe for trouble.”

Rooney added: “I really admire what Arteta is doing. He now has not just quality but energy in his side and recruited brilliantly when he signed Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko.”

The kick-off time for Man United vs Arsenal is 4.30 pm.

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