Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira had some legendary battles (Image: Allsport)
Erik ten Hag says there’s ‘no query’ that Roy Keane was higher than Patrick Vieira.
Arsenal tackle Manchester United at Outdated Trafford this afternoon, with the Gunners trying to lengthen their lead on the high of the Premier League desk to 4 factors.
The Gunners’ early season type, together with the three wins United have put collectively on the bounce, has given the fixture an significance that it hasn’t felt for years.
Between 1998 and 2004, the 2 groups shared the league title with United profitable 4 Premier Leagues to Arsenal’s three.
Keane and Vieira have been the leaders of their respective sides and sometimes the victor of their particular person battle can be on the profitable aspect of the day.
Ten Hag has opted for Keane (Image: Getty)
Earlier than the controversy between Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard was an excellent fiercer argument over Vieira and Keane.
However Ten Hag says there’s ‘no query’ the Irishman was superior to Vieira.
Requested to choose between the 2 midfielders, Ten Hag mentioned: ‘That’s clear, no query. It’s Keane.’
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At this time’s tie is unlikely to see the kind of fierce rivalry that encapsulated the matches of the late Nineteen Nineties.
Nonetheless, Casemiro seems set to make his full debut for United following his £60m arrival from Actual Madrid.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is ready for a late health take a look at to see if he can begin at Outdated Trafford, whereas Aaron Ramsdale is anticipated to be handed match.
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