Arsenal and United used to fight each other for titles but it was advantage in the race for third place that was on the line when the two teams locked horns at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Both managers know the perils of finishing fourth. Having finished in fourth for six of the last nine seasons, Arsene Wenger knows all about the accompanying Champions League play-off ticket.
Van Gaal knows how hard it can be to qualify for the Champions League through the preliminary stages too, having squeezed past Skonto Riga with Barcelona in 1997 and he is keen to avoid another difficult play-off.
So makeRead More »from Phil Jones, he tackles with his head