- Bukayo Saka was among standout players during Arsenal's tie with Manchester United
- The English youngster scored as the Gunners downed United 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium
- Saka knew too well he would find the back of the against the Red Devils in their meeting
Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka predicted he would score against Manchester United just moments before their Premier League meeting at the Emirates Stadium.
The England youngster was part of the Gunners' squad which took on the Red Devils in an epic clash on Sunday, January 22.
The tie ended in a 3-2 thrilling win for Arsenal, with Eddie Nketiah emerging as the match hero with a brace.
Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal with a screamer in the 17th minute, before Nketiah equalised shortly after.
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Saka went on to hand the hosts the lead shortly after the break, with Lisandro Martinez making it 2-2 moments later.
With the match destined to end in a draw, Nketiah sprung into action with the winner, as he planted home a header to hand his side the three points.
Saka predicts scoring against United
It has now emerged that Saka actually knew he would score against the Red Devils, even before the match had kicked off.
Speaking in a pre-match interview, Sportbible reports that the Arsenal youngster exuded confidence he would find the back of the net, to equal a club record held by Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg - the only Arsenal players to have scored three games in a row against the Manchester side.
"Challenge accepted," Saka told Sky Sports about possibly matching the club record. "It'd be a pleasure to be in the company of those two elite players, so I hope I can do it."
Was Saka mocking Rashford?
Sports Brief has also reported that fans were sharply divided on the Arsenal star's choice of celebration, after his stunner against Manchester United.
Saka scored the second goal to give Arsenal the lead, after Nketiah had cancelled out Rashford's beautiful opener.
The 21-year-old was allowed to weave his way to the edge of the penalty area, before unleashing a ferocious shot past a scampering David de Gea.