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Don’t compare my United side to greats of the past - Mourinho

Don’t compare my United side to greats of the past - Mourinho

Italian Ranieri takes his side, now bottom of the Premier League, to United on Saturday and said he is looking forward to renewing his friendship with the man who replaced him as Chelsea manager in 2004.

Basement side Fulham have nine points from 15 matches and Ranieri said a string of good results starting with the game at Old Trafford could turn their season around.

With the game suddenly having come to life, Arsenal wasted two chances to take the lead for the third time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shooting straight at De Gea from point-blank range before Mkhitaryan missed with a near-post touch.

Asked if he has enjoyed such a lengthy undefeated streak previously in his managerial career, the former Sevilla and Paris St Germain boss said: "I can't remember - maybe yes, maybe not". He has yet to field the same lineup this season and took the number of changes he has made to his starting team to 46 after switching seven players for the Arsenal game.

"I think it is our main goal for now to get into the top four and we are going to fight for that and I think are will get there". "As I was saying, I think Paul came on and gave a good contribution and didn't give a bad contribution".

"Especially this month there's a lot of games, so we need everyone in the squad to be fully fit".




The only other Premier League side rivaling Man United for Ozil is Manchester City (7/1).

"We are a work in progress".

The Gunners dropped down to fifth in the table after their 2-2 draw at Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur shook off their north London derby defeat by Arsenal to move into third spot with a 3-1 victory over Southampton at Wembley - Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min all on target for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

'For example, our meeting today finished with a speech from Laurent Koscielny, for one minute, which gave us the will to win.

Manchester United remained distant spectators in the Premier League title race but at least showed plenty of spirit as they twice responded to going behind to draw 2-2 with in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Brighton may well get that win here but if they do, it's likely to be by the single goal in a hard-fought contest. It was Pogba's absence that stood out, coming at a time when his relationship with the coach appears strained.