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United a different animal under Solskjaer - Emery

24th January 2019, 13:30 by Craig Smithson

Unai Emery has warned Arsenal to expect a "very dangerous" Manchester United in Friday's FA Cup tie compared to their last meeting.

The Gunners play host to the Red Devils in the pick of the ties over this weekend just over a month after the two sides shared a 2-2 Premier League draw at Old Trafford on December 5, shortly before Jose Mourinho was sacked as United boss.

Since then, interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen seven wins out of seven and closed an eight-point gap on the Gunners in the race for the top four.

And Emery feels Arsenal will face a much-changed outfit when they meet for a place in round five, with Solskjaer's approach appearing to refresh his players.

"It's a different team," he said.

"It's the same players but they're playing with a big performance now. I was watching their last matches and and each player has a lot of confidence, with big performances, and now they are very dangerous.

"For us, it's good because it's a very big test for us in this competition."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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