Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made the club “dangerous” again according to Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
The two clubs go head-to-head this evening at the Emirates as they battle it out in the FA Cup fourth round.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær took over at Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month.
- The former striker is there on a temporary basis until the end of the season.
- The 45-year-old has enjoyed a perfect start at Old Trafford, winning all seven of his games so far.
- In that time, United have scored 19 goals, conceding just four times.
- They are now just three points off of fourth place Chelsea in the Premier League.
Speaking ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round clash this evening, Emery believes that the Manchester United squad have responded well to the arrival of their new caretaker manager, making them far more dangerous as opposition going into tonight’s fixture.
“It’s the same players but they’re playing with a big performance now,” Emery told reporters via the Times.
“Each player has a lot of confidence and now they are very dangerous. For us, it’s good because it’s a very big test for us in this competition.”
Keep a clean sheet
Emery also touched on his own side’s abilities following their impressive display in their 2-0 win over fellow Londoners Chelsea last weekend.
Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny secured a vital victory for Emery’s side, who feels his side need to continue the same work-ethic going up against United this evening.
“Defensively against Chelsea every player worked with good spirit,” he continued.
“Against Manchester United against big and great players, we do the same work. We can be defensively strong and I think we need every player to defend, not only the defensive players, the attacking players can help us too. Our objective is to keep another clean sheet.”
The match between the two sides kicks off at 19:55.