Arsenal v Manchester United: A rivalry like no other

A look at the rivalry between the two Premier League sides

Simon Rice,Jack de Menezes
Wednesday 12 February 2014 12:20 GMT
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When Arsenal couldn't contain their glee at a United penalty miss, what ensued would become known as the 'Battle of Old Trafford'. Ruud van Nistelrooy had complained incessantly to the referee about some physical treatment, and then in the dying moments drilled a penalty which would have guaranteed United a win onto the crossbar. Martin Keown lead the taunting, along with Ray Parlour and Ashley Cole. The fracas continued down the tunnel and Arsenal were charged with failing to control their players, while Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo were also hauled before the beak.
THE CHARM OFFENSIVE
When Arsenal couldn't contain their glee at a United penalty miss, what ensued would become known as the 'Battle of Old Trafford'. Ruud van Nistelrooy had complained incessantly to the referee about some physical treatment, and then in the dying moments drilled a penalty which would have guaranteed United a win onto the crossbar. Martin Keown lead the taunting, along with Ray Parlour and Ashley Cole. The fracas continued down the tunnel and Arsenal were charged with failing to control their players, while Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo were also hauled before the beak.

Arsenal host Manchester United on Wednesday evening with a few scores to settle.

The Gunners have beaten United just once in their last 13 attempts, and former captain Robin van Persie has often proved to be the thorn in their side, having scored three goals in his three games against the Gunners.

As such, the match tonight represents a chance for Arsene Wenger and his side to enact some revenge. If things boil over, it wouldn't be the first time as this guide shows

From pizzas and penalties to punch-ups and half-time shirt-swapping, here's our guide to many memorable moments and the war of words between Wenger and Alex Ferguson.

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