Uefa Cup: Robson recalls Highbury row

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Sir Bobby Robson will send his side into tonight's game with Arsenal at Highbury hoping the hangover of events at Old Trafford last Sunday will take their toll on Arsène Wenger's men.

Sir Bobby said of tonight's opponents: "Two years ago, we beat them and there was something about their reaction at the end of the match. We went above them - top of the league on that day - and they were extremely argumentative."

United head for Highbury in high spirits after shaking off their poor start to the season with the 5-0 Uefa Cup win over NAC Breda on Wednesday.

Craig Bellamy, who scored twice, said: "We needed a result like that and, to tell the truth, I needed those goals. We were very sharp and it really was the sharpest I've felt for some time."