Arsene Wenger bizarrely picked a 0-0 draw as most memorable.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes that the clash between Martin Keown and Ruud van Nistelrooy, is his most memorable moment from the two heavyweights of English football’s rivalry, according to the Daily Mail.
Wenger had been asked by Keown himself, what moment stood out for him the most, and the Frenchman replied: “‘The most memorable? You were involved in it.
“‘Of course that famous incident with the penalty with Van Nistelrooy,” Wenger explained.
The incident Wenger is speaking of occurred in 2003, after van Nistelrooy missed a late penalty, and was subsequently surrounded by taunting Arsenal players, most notably Keown.
The Dutchman had been adjudged to have overplayed the events that led to a red card for Gunners skipper Patrick Vieira, earlier in the game, and the Arsenal players had no problem revelling in his misery.
The miss proved pivotal in Arsenal’s season, as the draw helped them on their way to going the entire Premier League campaign unbeaten, and going down in history as the Invincibles.
The two clubs are the most successful in FA Cup history, with eleven wins each, and will continue their rivalry on Monday, as they face off against each other for the fifteenth time in the competition, with the Gunners having won five of those previous meetings, while United have claimed seven victories.