Man United legend Patrice Evra has admitted Arsenal are “scaring” him ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday.
The Red Devils legend has revealed how he used to call the Gunners “our babies”, but now he fears Mikel Arteta’s rampant side.
Arsenal go into the weekend’s clash sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table having won all five of their matches.
They have left it late in their last two matches to claim all three points, with fans and pundits left fawning over their free-flowing football.
Meanwhile United are in fifth after winning three on the bounce as they appear to have put their early season woes behind them.
Despite Arsenal winning just once at the Theatre of Dreams in the top-flight since the 2006-07 season, Evra feels the tables have now turned.
Speaking to Betfair, the 41-year-old said: “This game is the beauty of the Premier League. This is a tough one to predict.
“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, [Jurgen] 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.”
Culled from The Sun