Man Utd warned disaster is just ‘around the corner’ ahead of Arsenal clash

Manchester United may be riding high from their impressive Champions League win over RB Leipzig but Lee Dixon doesn’t think they’ve turned a corner just yet. The Red Devils have enjoyed some strong results over the past 10 days against tough opponents.

Since returning from the international break, United have won three of their four matches.

A 4-1 demolition of Newcastle was followed by a strong 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

United then showed their defensive prowess to shut out Chelsea in a 0-0 draw.

Then Solskjaer’s side put in a stellar performance to thrash Leipzig on Wednesday to set them up perfectly for the league match against Arsenal on Sunday.

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Results over Newcastle and Chelsea in the league may have helped Solskjaer’s case, but they still sit 15th in the table having won just two of their opening five matches.

Arsenal haven’t fared much better with two wins from six though, setting up a crucial fixture between the two top-four hopefuls.

United fans may be riding high from the win over Leipzig with Marcus Rashford grabbing a hat-trick.

But former Gunners defender Lee Dixon believes this United side are still capable of self destructing like they did against Tottenham just a few weeks ago.

Spurs ran riot as Solskjaer’s side fell to a humiliating 6-1 defeat despite initially taking the lead.


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And Dixon isn’t sure the United boss has been able to fully get that kind of performance out of his team.

“Lets not forget that they got absolutely spanked by Tottenham not that long ago,” he said on The Kelly & Wrighty show.

“I was at that game and what went on on that pitch was almost disgraceful the way the game unravelled in front of my eyes.

“I was looking at the players during commentary going, ‘come on, show me something’ and they just down tools.

“They went to a place – and we’ve all been there where it’s all too much and you get swamped by what’s going on in front of you.

“If that’s in a team, that will be in a team.

“You have to get that out of the team and it doesn’t happen overnight.

“Yeah, we’re seeing encouraging things and I’m a big fan of lots of their play but let’s not forget that, at times, they can be like that.

“That’s always around the corner for a spell of time until they get that out their system.”

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