Ahead of Manchester United’s game against Arsenal on Sunday, David Beckham has reflected on his playing days, when the games against Arsenal were one of the highlights of the season.

It’s a big game. These games are always the ones you look forward to as a player. When you get the schedule at the start of the season you always look for the City game, the Liverpool game, the Arsenal game… these are the matches you want to be part of.

Playing against Arsenal was always one of the highlights of the season, especially given the rivalry we had in my day. United are coming off a good Champions League result, Arsenal not so much, so there will be pressure, probably a little bit more on Arsenal for this weekend, but Arsene Wenger is a great manager and has a good team. There are always difficult moments in football, but United are having a good time at the moment and I hope that continues.

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