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United have lost fear factor, says former Arsenal captain

ESPN staff
December 12, 2013
David Moyes has struggled so far as Manchester United manager © Getty Images

Former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry believes teams no longer play with fear at Old Trafford when they face Manchester United.

Henry, whose former Premier League club sit at the top of the table and 13 points clear of United, says times have changed since he left the Gunners in 2007.

"When we went to Manchester United, I can say it now, we knew they were going to come out strong," Henry told Sky Sports.

"But now when I see teams going to Old Trafford, they are not even scared. They play. Some teams didn't even pass the halfway line. But when I see teams now, they are comfortable - they pass the ball around.

"They need to recreate the fear they used to have. Then they will be alright."

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