Confirmed: Manchester United and Arsenal line-ups

Old Trafford

Here is how Manchester United and Arsenal will line up this afternoon:

Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford this weekend as the two sides seek the three points for very different reasons.

United have slipped to sixth in the Premier League and they know they have to go on a winning run to have any chance of finishing in the top four this season.

As for the Gunners, they saw current leaders Leicester City go five points clear on Saturday and they cannot afford to lose more ground on the high-flying Foxes.

Not long ago this would have been a title decider but things have changed at Old Trafford and Louis van Gaal has struggled to win over many of the fans since his appointment.

However, the Dutchman could cap off a wonderful week if he can guide United to all three points against Arsene Wenger’s men, after winning against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fifth round and smashing FC Midtjylland in the Europa League with their best display of the season.

Man Utd lineup

Starting:

  • David de Gea
  • Daley Blind
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Guillermo Varela
  • Michael Carrick
  • Ander Herrera
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Memphis Depay
  • Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Patrick McNair, Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira, Joe Riley, James Weir.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Theo Walcott
  • Danny Welbeck

Substitutes: David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi, Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud.

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