Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Manchester United boss David Moyes has started playing the mind games early this week as united boss David Moyes also proved that he can also hit back where it hurts.
Here are a few quotes from the both managers ahead of the game at Old Trafford Sunday.
Arsenal Boss said.
‘He will be under more pressure than he was at Everton to deliver, certainly. Welcome to our world of pressure!’
Manchester United v Arsenal: Arsène Wenger bids David Moyes ‘welcome to our world of pressure
‘Yeah, I was very close to signing Ramsey at Everton. I had him in my house and Arsenal beat me to it.
‘As regards Ozil, we (Manchester United) weren’t close to buying him but something was mooted (to us). We didn’t need that position at the time. It was put to us and it was just something at the time we didn’t need.
‘We had Shinji Kagawa and Wayne (Rooney) and people of a similar ilk so it wasn’t quite what we required at that time. We were looking at different positions’.
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‘People judge you on how well you do over there (at Manchester United). So it is a big game. Our hunger will be tested there’.
‘Arsenal have got the same chance of winning the Premier League as the rest of us. They have had a really good start but this game won’t decide the League’.
Young ‘dive’ isn’t an issue, says Moyes as United boss claims his side have as much chance of title as Arsenal (even though a loss will see them 11 points behind)
‘Of course it’s strange because for me he is an Arsenal man. I took him when he was a very very young player. We have gone together through very difficult periods and he became a world-class player and for me he is an Arsenal player’.
‘Robin van Persie had been convinced by the Dutch coach who was at Manchester United, (so) that played a big part’.
Arsene Wenger on the subject of Manchester United’s Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie will always be ‘an Arsenal man’, says Arsène Wenger
‘I still think Sunday will be special for Robin. It is the club he played a lot of games for. But he has moved on now. He loves what he is doing here (at Manchester United)’.