Ryan Giggs' shirt-ripping celebration & four other great United vs Arsenal FA Cup moments
Ahead of the Friday's game at the Emirates, MEN's Dan O'Toole takes a look at the best FA Cup clashes between the two clubs.
16 April 1983: Arsenal 1-2 United
"There were few better sights for United supporters in the 1980s than Norman Whiteside connecting with a volley and his 70th-minute effort at Villa Park confirmed the Reds' comeback win against Arsenal in the 1983 semi-final. Bryan Robson had cancelled out Tony Woodcock's opener to fire the Reds into the final where they beat Brighton and Hove Albion for the club's fifth FA Cup success."
14 April 1999: Arsenal 1-2 United
"David Beckham fired United ahead with a trademark free-kick on 17 minutes before Dennis Bergkamp cancelled the deficit with 69 minutes gone. Matters were made worse when Phil Neville hacked down Ray Parlour to concede a penalty in stoppage time, yet, somehow, Peter Schmeichel got both palms to Bergkamp's effort to keep United in it. Cue Ryan Giggs' 109th-minute wondergoal."
15 February 2003: United 0-2 Arsenal
"It was the height of United's rivalry with Arsenal and the two sides met in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford in what was a forgettable afternoon for the Reds. Ryan Giggs always found a way to leave his mark on these fixtures and on this occasion it was a miss that defined his afternoon, as goals from Edu and Sylvain Wiltord sent Arsenal on their way to winning the competition."
3 April 2004: Arsenal 0-1 United
"United and Arsenal met for another Villa Park semi-final in 2004. Aa 19-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo played on the left-hand side of a midfield including Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and a diminutive Darren Fletcher on the right flank. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer partnered Ryan Giggs up front and the latter teed up Paul Scholes for the only goal of the game on 31 minutes."
16 February 2008: United 4-0 Arsenal
"Nani never lived up to the full degree of his potential at Old Trafford but his showing in United's 4-0 win against Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round in 2008 was among his very best. The Portuguese, who been billed as the next Ronaldo when signing for the club the previous summer, scored one and set up three to leave Arsenal in disarray at Old Trafford."