Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Manchester United

Manchester United and Arsenal face off in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon as the two compete for a position in the top four in the Premier League. The line ups have been announced.

Last time out, United were victorious against The Gunners, with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and Bruno Fernandes winning the tie for the Reds.

However, Mikel Arteta’s team have been on an upwards trend since then — baring their recent patch of poor form — whereas United have been on a downwards trajectory.

The recent announcement of Erik ten Hag as the next manager at Old Trafford could provide some well-needed motivation for a squad lacking so much of it.

Ralf Rangnick is hoping for a much-improved performance from the disaster against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday, while Arsenal are looking to continue providing pressure to their North-London rivals. Tottenham are currently occupying the final Champions League place, but are level on points with Arsenal and play Brentford later today.

United — who are three points behind the two London clubs, but with an extra game played than both — are more focused on providing more entertainment for the travelling United fans who have struggled for excitement this season.


Confirmed line-ups

Manchester United

Starting XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Lindelöf, Telles; Matic, McTominay, B.Fernandes; Elanga, Ronaldo, Sancho

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Mata, Garnacho, Rashford

Arsenal

Starting XI: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Nketiah

Subs: Lend, Tomiyasu, Holding, Swanson, Lokonga, Azeez, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette

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