On this day: Fans poke fun at United and Wenger stands by Szczesny

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We’ve taken a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year with stories from Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

There are plenty of talking points for Premier League fans this morning as Manchester United supporters try to get their heads around another disappointing defeat while Arsenal enjoy the feeling of another North London derby win.

There was also a massive win for Fulham over the weekend at the other end of the table as the West London side gained three points on their rivals.

We decided to take a look back at the stories that had fans talking on this day last year.

‘Rival fans poke fun at Manchester United’

Sound familiar? It will if you’ve been following United this season but this story relates to something other than David Moyes’ ability to win at home.

Manchester United advertised an offer to London based fans ahead of the Manchester derby game against Manchester City.

The offer related to train travel from London Euston, which prompted rival fans to have a laugh at United’s expense in relation to their fan base outside of Manchester.

‘Wenger stands by Szczesny’

There was a little bit of speculation this time last year that Arsene Wenger could look beyond Wojciech Szczesny to find his number one for the Gunners.

Szczesny wasn’t in great form and was battling against Lukasz Fabianski for the number one rights following some errors which started to appear in his game.

However, the Frenchman stood by the Pole when there was fan pressure to go and sign a high profile number one, suggesting that his decision to play Szczesny regularly was the right one.

“Of course. Who gave Wojciech a chance from nowhere in the youth teams? It was me. That is because I rate him highly and have a big respect for what he has done,” said the Frenchman.

‘Parker plans to manage’

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Scott Parker revealed that he was planning a career in management once he called time on his playing career.

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The experienced midfielder finds himself at Fulham at the moment, but speaking as a Spurs player he revealed he thinks he’ll make a good boss in the future.

“It's what I think I'd be good at. There's a tactical side to it and that's relevant but if you can manage players and how they are and how they feel - I think that's how you get the best out of them and that's why I want to go into management,” he told the Sunday Telegraph.

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