Manchester United News: Rooney reveals Ferguson’s tactics

Manchester United News: Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has revealed Alex Ferguson’s bizarre tactics against Arsenal.

Arsenal vs Manchester United used to be the main clash of the early 2000s. The battle between Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger is considered to be one of the best in the history of the Premier League rather than football.


The stakes used to be so high that most of the time this match used to decide the winners of the league, as Arsenal and United were the best teams in the Premier League back then. Over time, both Ferguson and Wenger left their respective clubs and the match was never the same.

With the departure of their legendary managers, both clubs suffered greatly and failed to win a single league title. Finally, after a few years we are going to witness a United vs Arsenal that can match the glory days before.

Manchester United news: Alex Ferguson’s interesting tactics

Manchester United News: Rooney reveals Ferguson’s bizarre tactics

Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney recently revealed in his column for The Times that his former manager Alex Ferguson used to have special tactics for every Arsenal game.

The DC United coach explained that “Arsenal was the only game in which Sir Alex Ferguson let the opposition take the initiative. They would have possession, there was nothing we could do about it, we sat in the middle of the block, we closed the spaces, it was difficult to pass them and we hit them on the fast break.

Always a major hurdle for the Gunners, the 16-year-old Rooney notably snapped Arsenal’s famous unbeaten run in 2004.

While talking about his goals in the match, Roonie reminded us that most of his goals used to come from fast breaks.


Roonie further stated that the United players always knew what they would be up against in these fixtures. Therefore, they never had to spend too much time on tactics.

Over time, the party lost its golden days. United and Arsenal began to have problems. Probably for the first time in years though, we’ll probably get to witness something akin to those days.


current scenario

Manchester United got off to a rocky start to their English Premier League campaign. they lost their first two matches, including a shock 4–0 loss against Brentford. However, in the next match he defeated Klopp’s Liverpool. United then backed him up with two more narrow wins. Going into the match, the Red Devils are currently in 8th place.

Meanwhile, Arsenal got off to a dream start. The Gunners have won all five of their games so far and are top of the league. Arteta’s side will have a great opportunity to increase their lead over defending EPL champions Manchester City to four points and strengthen their position at the top.

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