After spending 14 years at Arsenal, winning four league titles and three FA Cups in the process, Lee Dixon is no stranger to a Manchester United v Arsenal encounter. As the Reds welcome the defending champions to Old Trafford on Monday night with a place at Wembley in the Semi-Final at stake, the former Gunners full-back spoke to ROM about Monday night's match, United's season so far and Danny Welbeck's early career at the Emirates.
De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Rooney, Fellaini, Di Maria, Falcao.
Bench: Valdes, Evans, McNair, Januzaj, Mata, Young, Wilson.
The draw for the Capital One Cup 3rd round was drawn this evening. Manchester United will face...
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Darren Fletcher scored twice in Manchester United's 4-0 win over the FA Cup in 2008, with Wayne Rooney and Nani also scoring. Our Portuguese winger upset Arsene Wenger's players when he started juggling the ball with 15 minutes left to play.
In the same season that Arsenal went unbeaten in the league, Manchester United beat them 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park, thanks to a goal from Paul Scholes.
United beat Millwall in the final.
After the first game finished in a 0-0 draw, United beat Arsenal 2-1 in the replay, despite going down to 10 men and conceding a last minute penalty. This was the game in which the greatest ever FA Cup goal was scored, as United marched on to Wembley to claim one of the three trophies that made up the Treble.
In January 1962, Sir Matt Busby's men beat Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup 4th round. Over 54,000 fans attended to watch the victory, with Maurice Setters scoring the only goal.
Watch footage of the 1-0 win.
United drew 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday at Old Trafford in the next round, but won 2-0 in the replay, with Bobby Charlton and Johnny Giles scoring.
Sir Matt Busby's United took on Arsenal at Old Trafford in the 1951 FA Cup 5th round. Stan Pearson's goal was enough to see United progress to the next round in front of over 55,000 supporters.
Watch footage of the victory in 1951.
United travelled to St Andrews for the quarter-finals and were beaten 1-0 by Birmingham City.
A week today Manchester United take on Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final and Stretford End flags are encouraging fans to recreate something like the picture above.
For fans attending the game, bring your bar scarf and make a simple 2 metre (W) by 1 metre (H) flag or banner. These can be homemade using a bed sheet & paint, or a flag made of cloth or PVC.
Manchester United will play in the quarter-finals
Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers
Bradford City vs Reading
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Ahead of United's FA Cup game against Preston on Monday, Louis van Gaal has claimed he hopes he can win the trophy for the fans.
It's always the same because you know the world is for the underdog and we have to play away under the same circumstances as at Cambridge or Yeovil, so it shall be very difficult.
If Manchester United beat Cambridge in the FA Cup 4th round replay on February 3th, they will play Preston/Sheffield United away.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool/Bolton
Arsenal vs Middlesbrough
Aston Villa vs Leicester
West Brom vs West Ham
Bradford vs Sunderland/Fulham
Blackburn vs Rochdale/Stoke
Derby vs Reading
Preston/Sheffield United vs United/Cambridge
Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester United could suffer against League One Yeovil if Louis van Gaal changes the team too much.
United were knocked out of the League Cup earlier this season by another League One side, MK Dons, after Van Gaal played a completely different line-up, largely relying on young players.
It has been over ten years since Manchester United last won the FA Cup and Louis van Gaal has claimed that whilst the league is the priority, he will be taking the cup seriously in the new year.
The league is our priority but the draw for the FA Cup will be made after this coming weekend's matches.
If Manchester United beat Swansea today, they will play against in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United
Stoke City vs Manchester United
Southampton/Sunderland vs Chelsea
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When David Moyes hit out at the Premier League a couple of weeks ago, suggesting a "conspiracy against United" in terms of our opening run of fixtures in the new campaign (I think we all know that run now: Swansea, Chelsea, Liverpool, Palace, City), he may have been continuing a fine tradition of controlled paranoia which Fergie used to use as a tool for constructing that famous Old Trafford siege mentality.
Sir Alex Ferguson picked a bizarre starting XI for United's 2-0 win over Arsenal, with Rafael and Fabio on either wing. The game was relatively easy in the end though and United knocked the North London side out of the Cup again.
Bryan Robson and the 17-year-old Norman Whiteside both scored to give United a 2-1 victory and put them in to the final.
United beat Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup final in a replay, after the first game finished 2-2.
Manchester United vs Swansea City 1-2 All Goals by Oleeh-1
Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City All Goals by all-goals
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Wayne Rooney has never won the FA Cup before and now, with him turning 30 this year, time is running out for him. United take on Arsenal on Monday night and Rooney is desperate for a win.
We have an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Monday and that is massive for us. We haven't been to a final for a few years, we want to try to win that game and we are looking forward to that.
In his usual Monday blog, Juan Mata has spoken about the desire at the club to win the FA Cup this season, but won't underestimate Preston this evening.
All of us in the club are very aware of the good chance we have to achieve something great in this competition, and we will try to lift the trophy.
Paul Scholes has reflected on his relationship with the FA Cup, looking at his first final against Everton in 1995.
United went in 1-0 down at half-time and Scholes was subbed on with 20 minutes left to play, but United failed to equalise.
In my mind's eye I can still see my miss in the late stages of the 1995 FA Cup final against Everton at the old Wembley Stadium.
In the FA Cup 3rd round United will face Accrington/Yeovil.
1. Last night was a typical of example of the unpredictability we now face as United fans with our team that saw nine changes from the weekend easily brushing aside Norwich. We dominated the game from start to finish and played some really good football, particularly in the second half. Ferguson has said that this season will be considered a success for Moyes if he wins just one trophy so it was important we got a result last night.
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Louis van Gaal has admitted he has some concerns over the mentality of his players as they approach today's game against League Two side Cambridge.
However, the fact he has stressed the importance of not underestimating the opposition will hopefully mean the players take heed.
It's always tough to play against weaker teams because in the players' minds, it is a weaker team.
Darren Fletcher has spoken about the players' disappointment after losing 2-1 to Swansea at Old Trafford and being knocked out of the FA Cup.
"It's a really disappointed dressing room in there," said Fletcher. "It's a massive blow, let's not kid ourselves, this is a bad result.
Lindegaard; Smalling, Evans, Ferdinand, Buttner; Valencia, Fletcher, Cleverley, Kagawa; Welbeck, Hernandez
1. After Sunday's embarrassing derby day defeat against Manchester City, United needed to bounce back with a result against Liverpool last night in the cup. Having picked up just one point from our three tough games against Chelsea, Liverpool and City (something Sir Alex Ferguson has also been guilty of in the past, lest we forget), the doom merchants were out in full force.