Marcus Rashford's stunning free-kick 23 minutes from time put Manchester United on the brink of reaching the Europa League final with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho is set to take on Arsene Wenger's Arsenal on Sunday with his Manchester United side, and their appears to be some unusual mind-games going down.
United on the other hand, whilst in need of a win to keep alive hopes of catching Manchester City, are less desperate to win due to their place in the Europa League. Ozil is having a shocking season at the moment and it is important that he improves if Arsenal are to challenge in this game and I think he might just step up.
Just from watching the game, you will find that Arsenal often have one of two issues: Lethargic play from the midfield to the back four and absolutely no communication or understanding between any of the players. "I think he will be really happy with me".
Mourinho may already have been light on numbers for the trip to North London, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Of course, we are always confident.
"We had good chances in the first half that we didn't finish".
The Red Devils will head back to Old Trafford looking to build on a 1-0 advantage handed to them by Marcus Rashford's spectacular free-kick.
"It was a physical game in the air, with plenty of disputes for the second ball".
Defeat by United would extinguish any realistic chance Arsenal have of playing in next season's Champions League - snapping an ever-present sequence stretching back to 1997.
United are in the semi-final of the tournament, and there is a possibility manager Jose Mourinho may prioritise Europe by resting key players domestically. It's possible that Alvarez was expecting the left footed Daily Blind to take the free kick and the Celta keeper was slightly out of position as the youngster's effort went in at the far post. In this game, he worked really hard, creating problems, having a fantastic shot in first half which brought a lovely save.
It could have been better, and seeing Celta's trajectory in the Europa League, they definitely deserve respect for the away match'. "Only a top-level performance will get us the win we want".