Once upon a time Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick believes managerial role at Old Trafford is a “different beast” Arsenal. The Red Devils have recently gotten better AS Roma reach the final of the Europa League.
Manchester United is the favorite for the trophy ahead of the showdown against Villarreal, which beat the Gunners to reserve a place in the final.
That loss has further put pressure on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, whose future is currently hanging in the balance.
Chadwick expects his old club to win the Europa League, and talking to Caught Offside, he claimed Manchester United deserved the trophy after a fantastic season.
“I think United will enter the final as favorites. You would expect them to win or have at least a pretty good chance. Apparently last season against Seville in the semi-final was a tough game. Villarreal have a few really good players, but the strength of La Liga compared to the Premier League … would be a real disappointment for United if they don’t come out of this season. I think they deserve it from the season they had, ”Chadwick said.
The former Manchester United footballer also supported Arteta, saying he deserves more time.
The Englishman pointed to differences in the pressures at the top job at Arsenal and Manchester United and warned that the Gunners will fight to attract world-class managers if they let the Spaniard go.
“It’s a different beast compared to Manchester United, you could see the pressure and the stick Ole got when he didn’t score, but it doesn’t seem to be the same with Artet. I would imagine that Arsenal is no longer the size of a club that can attract a top manager, so Arteti should be given more time there, ”added Chadwick.
Chadwick stressed that Arteta led Arsenal to the FA Cup triumph last season and argued that he deserved support to succeed.
However, the former Manchester United midfielder agreed that it was difficult to predict the future of the Spaniard, given the unpredictable nature of the football industry.
Arsenal and Manchester United have had contrasting seasons so far
Arsenal are currently ninth in the Premier League and will not play European football next season for the first time in more than two decades.
Manchester United, on the other hand, are second in the league and have already secured Champions League football for next season with the remaining four games.