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08/11/2013 07:20 GMT

Manchester United Vs Arsenal: The Ferguson Wenger Rivalry (PICTURES)

Jens Lehmann takes umbrage with Wayne Rooney scoring past him in 2004
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Jens Lehmann takes umbrage with Wayne Rooney scoring past him in 2004

Arsenal travel to Manchester United this weekend for the teams' first meaningful encounter in nearly five years.

United are eight points adrift of Arsène Wenger's Premier League leaders and defeat could effectively dash their chances of a second successive title under two different managers.

Manchester United Vs Arsenal: A Rivalry Reignited?

David Moyes said earlier this season he was "getting to know" his players, but should have no issues remembering United and Arsenal's intense rivalry. For seven years, Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson's teams were the best in the country and even the rare 0-0s were controversial.

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