Roy Keane has been previewing Manchester United’s game against Arsenal tonight, and has explained what the Reds must do to get three points against Unai Emery’s men at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have had an extremely poor start to the season and begin the game in eleventh position, after the humiliating 2-0 defeat to West Ham last Sunday.
The Reds have scored just six goals in seven games, and are suffering from a lack of any creative intent going forward. Solskjaer has admitted this week that it’s clear creative players and goal scorers will next have to be targeted, after Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku were let go without being replaced this summer.
Despite the additions of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, United have also looked less solid at the back in recent weeks and could be exposed to the quality of Arsenal’s attack.
Arsenal are without Alex Lacazette who is ruled out through injury, but possess dangerous forwards in Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang who will fancy their chances against a low-on-confidence United defence.
Keane has identified the areas Solskjaer’s men must work on if they are to come out on top tonight.
“Hunger, desire, quality. They have to give everything they have got and hunt in packs. They must close people down and get some goals,” the United great told Sky Sports.
“I have no doubt they (United) would have done their homework and they will be able to see the weaknesses in Arsenal which is certainly their back four and their two centre-backs.
“But it’s a difficult one to call. They need a reaction from last week and that’s why fingers crossed they can do it.”
The intensity in United’s game has to return and they cannot afford to be slow and tentative in their build up play. Arsenal’s central defence is a key area of weakness and Solskjaer’s men will be looking to further expose their problems at the back tonight.