Man Utd opened the 2020-2021 season with the reception of Crystal Palace. The difference between the “Red Devils” last season and now is the presence of Donny van de Beek.
The Dutch midfielder, Man Utd’s only new contract so far, can be kicked in this match as Fernandes has just returned to training shortly.
Van de Beek showed, for the first time in a friendly against Aston Villa, Man Utd, the quality of a midfielder moving smart and able to deliver timing-precise passes. He will be a quality backup for Fernandes – who is now considered the breath of Man Utd’s play after what was shown at the end of last season.
Moreover, whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is able to arrange a strategy with room for both Fernandes and Van de Beek is also worth the wait. In addition, he also owns Paul Pogba – a player who can kick the anchor midfield with the ability to pass the ball, dispute and discipline as shown in the World Cup. If Man Utd can combine all three, they will have one of the most watched midfielders.
Arsenal – West Ham: Sunday, September 20, 2:00 p.m.
Ignoring the tempting offers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally put pen to paper on a new contract with Arsenal. West Ham will be the ideal opponent for the Gabon striker to celebrate the occasion with the lax defense that David Moyes’s army showed in the 0-2 defeat to Newcastle.
This is also an opportunity for Arsenal to extend a series of sublimation days from the summer, but the inspiration for that is none other than Mikel Arteta. Winning six points after the opening two games would be a strong start to the Gunners.
West Ham made it difficult for Arsenal in their last game before the Premier League postponement due to Covid-19 in March. At that time, they unfortunately lost by the goal of Alexandre Lacazette. But after a summer without strengthening, few people are optimistic enough to believe that Moyes teachers and students are enough to surprise this weekend.