With two games of the season to go Manchester United face their final home game of the season against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, with the game kicking off at 4pm. Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United fans surely be pleased with their form at Old Trafford this season and will be looking to finish it off with a win over Arsenal. Manchester United home record this season is only second to Champions Chelsea. Winning fourteen games, drawing one and losing three games, meaning they have accumulated forty three points at Old Trafford this season. That’s a massive improvement on last season’s home form when they only accumulated thirty points from their nineteen home league games. Winning only nine games on their home patch and losing seven times last season. Manchester United have enjoyed some memorable games at Old Trafford this season including beating rivals Liverpool and Tottenham both 3-0 and of course the 4-2 win over Manchester City in the Manchester Derby, especially after City had won on their last three visits to Old Trafford.
Manchester United will be looking to avenge the 2-1 defeat they suffered to Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Fa Cup Quarter-Finals. With a win Manchester United can move above Arsenal into third place, though Arsenal will still have a game in hand so will still be favourites to finish third. Both teams have injury concerns ahead of this game, Manchester United have doubts over Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling. All three had to be substituted during last week’s victory over Crystal Palace, while Robin Van Persie and Angel Di Maria missed that game through illness and injury, with Di Maria looking the most certain to miss the game. While Arsenal will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mathieu Debuchy and former United striker Danny Welbeck. Both of these teams will now be looking forward to next season having secured their place in the Champions League for next season whilst still trying to finish this season on a high.
This will be the 106th time that Manchester United have played against Arsenal at home, With United winning fifty nine of these games, that’s a win percentage of 61%, with Arsenal have won seventeen and there have been twenty nine draws. In all the games played at home against Arsenal, United have scored 192 goals at an average of 1.83 goals per game. Manchester United’s biggest win over Arsenal came at Old Trafford in August 2011, when United won 8-2. Wayne Rooney has an impressive goals record against Arsenal, he has scored fourteen goals against the Gunners, including his very first league goal when he scored from 30 yards whilst playing for Everton and also scored a hat-trick in the famous 8-2 victory.
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