It will be the first time in many years when Manchester United will take on Arsenal as the underdogs at home in Old Trafford. It was in 2006 when Arsenal last won against the Red Devils away from home. It was the same year when the Gunners made all the way to the final of the Champions League at Stade de France in Paris.
Manchester United has seen their season go haywire through injuries. Most of their players have underperformed for the majority of the season. One of the few green patches for them has been new signing Anthony Martial. However, the Frenchman is set to miss the encounter with Arsenal owing to a hamstring injury he suffered before their Europa League match against FC Midtjylland.
Chris Smalling (shoulder injury) and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (unspecified) are on the “not sure” list but can make the team provided they recover in time. With Wayne Rooney sidelined long-term, Marcus Rashford is all likely to spearhead the Manchester United attack this Sunday.
Probable Squad: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair, Marcus Rojo, Guillermo Varela, Joe Riley, Donald Love, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson , Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Jesse Lingard, Memphis Depay, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford
The club from London has their fair share of injuries as well, although they compare to nothing against Manchester United.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the trip to Old Trafford after the winger was diagnosed with a knee injury. Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Santi Carzola are all set to miss the United tie as well.
Probable Squad: Peter Cech, David Ospina, Nacho Monreal, Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel Paulista, Per Mertesacker, Héctor Bellerín, Calum Chambers, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini, Mesut Özil, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Alex Iwobi, Alexis Sánchez, Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud
Kick-off: 14:05 GMT
Odds (Bet365): Manchester United: 3.25, Arsenal: 2.40, Draw: 3.30
Referee: Craig Pawson
Head-to-Head league record:
United Wins: 21
Arsenal wins: 12
Recent League Form:
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