Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has picked out Angel di Maria and Alexis Sanchez as the two star names capable of deciding the FA Cup encounter between Man United and Arsenal on Monday night.
The two wingers summer signings have experienced differing first seasons in English football with Alexis taking it by storm, whilst Di Maria has stuttered after an impressive start.
However, the quality of both players is evident and Parlour believes both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger should be looking use both their South American stars.
“Wenger should tell the guys to soak up pressure, break quickly and make the most of the pace of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez,” Parlour told the Evening Standard.
Parlour also stated that the quality of Argentine sensation Di Maria shouldn’t be forgotten and his importance to the Man United side is paramount.
“Di Maria’s body language against Newcastle just looked wrong, like there was something wrong there. I think he’s still adapting to English football. He came here and started on a real high but he might have been shocked by the intensity.
“It’s so different to Spain, where Real Madrid can play the bottom sides and rest four or five players. Here there are no easy games. But Di Maria is a quality player, sooner or later he’ll come good.”
Despite the plethora of options available to both managers, Alexis and Di Maria might just step up on the big occasion and deliver a performance to match their price tag and profile