Manchester United will travel to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon to face Arsenal in what is a pivotal game for determining this season’s Premier League top four race.
United’s Team News
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick met the media on Friday afternoon and revealed the return of three first-team players ahead of tomorrow’s game.
Rangnick has confirmed the return of Scott McTominay, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo to training and the extent of Paul Pogba‘s injury which forced him to be subbed off early in the loss against Liverpool on Tuesday.
“Scott McTominay will be back and fit to play. He has been training with us and will train today, so he will be available for the game tomorrow. The same is true with Rapha Varane and, obviously, Cristiano is available again,” said Rangnick about the players who missed out on featuring in the loss against Liverpool.
On the other hand, Paul Pogba, who was substituted in the 10th minute in United’s last fixture, is set to miss out the rest of the season in what seems like the Liverpool fixture could have been Pogba’s last ever game for Manchester United.
Talking about him, Ralf said, “With Paul, it seems, after the scan we did yesterday or the day before yesterday, it’s very unlikely that he will play until the end of the season again. The doctor told me that it will take four weeks, minimum, for him to recover and, since the last game is at the end of May, I don’t think it’s very likely that he will be able to play again.“
According to Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic, Ralf Rangnick is prepared to bench Harry Maguire ahead of tomorrow’s trip. The reasons for this decision are based upon the Englishman’s recent form and also the recent bomb threat faced by him and his family.
Arsenal Team News
The Gunners will be missing left-back Kieran Tierney, who has been ruled out for the season, as well as Thomas Partey, who has a thigh injury.
Meanwhile, defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is close to a return to full fitness.
Mikel Arteta must be hopeful his team recovered physically from their morale-boosting victory over Chelsea in midweek, with Eddie Nketiah capitalising on a rare start with two goals at Stamford Bridge.