Man United forwards can be big threat this season, says Arteta

Ahead of Arsenal's United clash on Sunday, manager Mikel Arteta has said that the United forwards will be a real threat in the Premier League this season.

United's front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood combined for 62 goals in all competitions last season.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United's forwards have forged a strong understanding that makes them a real threat in the Premier League, according to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who will take his team to Old Trafford on Sunday.

United's front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood combined for 62 goals in all competitions last season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bolstered its attack by signing Uruguay international Edinson Cavani last month.

With Daniel James and Odion Ighalo also in its ranks, Arteta said United has the options to change its style.

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"They create really good relationships and they're all very different. They glide together, have really good understanding and chemistry on the pitch. You can see that," Arteta told Arsenal's website.

"Since the lockdown, Ole has managed to improve that a lot and you can see that at the end of (last) season, the amount of goals and types of goals they were scoring. They're a threat.

"They can play two or three different formations... they've been changing some things because of the opponents, because of the quality of players they have and sometimes to change the game in certain moments.

"We have to be prepared for that because they have that adaptability, they have a big squad and up front they have a lot of options to do different things."

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United is unbeaten in its last 13 home Premier League games against Arsenal.

"I want to believe we're getting closer to getting the win there," Arteta added.

"For sure our mindset is going to be to go there and win. That's the approach we're going to have and the gameplay we're going to put in place."

United is 15th in the table with seven points from five games, two points behind 11th-placed Arsenal who has played a game more.

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