With three wins on the spin, the disaster appears to be over at Manchester United. After unceremoniously dropping their first two matches of the season in opposition to Brighton and Brentford, the Crimson Devils have responded with victories over Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester Metropolis to vaulted themselves to fifth-place within the Premier League with a 3-0-2 (W-D-L) document and a -2 objective differential.
There are nonetheless loads of questions on how good United really are and in the event that they’ve simply been capable of reap the benefits of a comparatively smooth schedule, however we should always have a greater concept of the place this workforce is at with a troublesome match in opposition to first-place Arsenal on Sunday. The match will start at 11:30 a.m. ET and shall be broadcast on USA Community.
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Whereas there are nonetheless skeptics concerning the Crimson Devils, it’s onerous to seek out a lot fault with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal by the primary 5 matches of the marketing campaign. Positive, the Gunners have actually benefited from a smooth schedule that’s seen them play Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Leicester Metropolis, Fulham, and Aston Villa, however they’ve handed each check with flying colours and at the moment sit with the second-best anticipated objective differential (+7.3) within the league.
Arsenal’s assault appears potent and the arrival of Gabriel Jesus appears to be an enormous enhance, however it’s the Gunners protection that has been most spectacular. Just one workforce (Man Metropolis) has a greater xGA ranking in comparison with Arsenal thus far.
United additionally supply loads of starpower going ahead with Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen, however their protection has been inconsistent out of the gates, although they did appear to take a step in the appropriate route with back-to-back clear sheets in opposition to Southampton and Leicester.
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All due respect to Saints and the Foxes (and a depleted Liverpool workforce), this can doubtless the stiffest check the United protection have confronted thus far this season and there are nonetheless causes to doubt that the Crimson Devils can cope. United are nonetheless studying Erik ten Hag’s urgent system and are susceptible to fast assaults after they’re caught out of form.
There’ll come a time to promote excessive on undefeated Arsenal, however this isn’t that point. Simply think about this: Had this match been performed two weeks in the past, Arsenal would doubtless be round +140 on the three-way moneyline. The market has develop into infatuated with Manchester United as soon as once more.
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