Patrice Evra gives verdict on ‘scary’ Arsenal ahead of Man Utd clash | Football

Man Utd legend Patrice Evra is worried about the threat of Arsenal (Pictures: Getty)

Patrice Evra has heaped praise on Arsenal as the Premier League leaders prepare to face Manchester United and admits their perfect start to the season is ‘scaring’ him.

The Gunners have enjoyed a brilliant start to the 2022-23 campaign, winning their first five games to climb to the top of the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s side, who finished fifth last season, will look to maintain their momentum on Sunday when they travel to Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United suffered two defeats at the start of the campaign but are back on track after winning three games in a row, most recently beating Leicester City on Thursday night.

‘This game is the beauty of the Premier League and a tough one to predict,’ Evra told Betfair.

‘I think United will have to play in a similar way like they did against Liverpool, in that survival mode, they may even have to get some luck.

‘In that game against Liverpool, Klopp’s side had many chances to win the game but let’s give credit to United. Now, they don’t want to lose any games, they are putting their lives on the line to prevent conceding goals.

‘Arsenal are in great form, they are winning ugly games and that’s what is scaring me. Against Fulham, it wasn’t a good game but they won.

‘Let’s be clear, Arsenal fear Man United, there’s a massive history between the two. I used to call them “our babies”, now it’s the other way round and we’re looking more like the babies.

‘This is going to be a tough one and talking with my heart I’ll say United, but anything can happen.’

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