English football’s fiercest rivals, head to head in the most talked about games of the season.
Twelve months on from the ‘Battle of Old Trafford’ the Gunners returned, looking to make it 50 Premiership games unbeaten. The Reds of Manchester were out for revenge. Goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney secured a famous victory, but stories of flying pizza followed making the return at Highbury the most eagerly awaited fixture of this or any other year.
The atmosphere was white hot, the fuse lit in the tunnel before a ball had been kicked.
Twice United came from behind, as tackles flew and tempers flared. But when John O’Shea sealed the win in the final minutes, it capped the most breathe-taking match of the season.
Fergie called it ‘The Greatest Game Ever’. He might just be right.