We’ve heard all the hype about ‘biggest cup game ever’ and other tripe but in this case there’s a small element of truth to the hyperbole that precedes tonight’s quarter final FA Cup game. I’m not saying the match against the Gunners actually is the biggest cup game United have ever taken part in – but it may just be the most important one of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
A win for the Reds could be the perfect preparation ahead of a run of tough league fixtures that may well decide our season, while should Arsene Wenger’s side prevail that could be the catalyst for a Arsenal to secure that coveted top four finish – at Louis Van Gaal’s expense.
The United boss cannot afford to give Arsenal too much respect as Wenger’s side are famous for struggling when the game is taken to them and now may be the perfect time to really get at them.
With Angel Di Maria in midfield alongside Michael Carrick and Daley Blind he may well be able to put his poor recent form behind him and prove the catalyst to a Red 3-1 win.