Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Talking Point

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Talking Point

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DAVID Moyes is understandably refusing to focus on Arsenal until United overcome the challenges of Fulham and Real Sociedad.

But the prospect of facing Arsene Wenger's Premier League leaders will be the next major test of the United manger's short reign at Old Trafford.

A run of six games without defeat suggests the Premier League champions have finally discovered a level of consistency under the new boss after overcoming a stuttering start to the campaign.

Moyes will know if results go his way this weekend he could even cut Arsenal's lead to just two points when the two sides meet a week tomorrow.

And unlike the games against Chelsea, Liverpool and City at the start of the season, he may now feel he has got his feet under the table at United.

He could be forgiven for taking a tentative approach to those early fixtures after being handed a daunting start to his new job.

The 0-0 draw with Chelsea was creditable - the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, disappointing, but understandable, particularly with Wayne Rooney ruled out after suffering a gash to the forehead just the day before the clash at Anfield. …

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