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Three Manchester United players who should be dropped vs Arsenal despite injury crisis



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Manchester United will face Arsenal on the weekend, and despite Erik ten Hag’s injury crisis, he must make changes to his lineup.

The Reds were embarrassed last time out when they visited Crystal Palace, losing 4-0 at Selhurst Park.

There are countless injuries at Old Trafford, but after a defeat like that, changes must be made in the team, especially in a game against Mikel Arteta’s side, where you have nothing to lose.


The most obvious decision for the manager is to bench Antony after another underwhelming performance from the Brazilian winger.

Amad has been waiting on the sidelines ever since his FA Cup quarter-final winner against Liverpool and deserves to start his first game of the season.

He has displayed freshness and impressive play when appearing from the bench and deserves a starting spot over the former Ajax player.

Christian Eriksen

Secondly, there needs to be a change in the centre of midfield, and Christian Eriksen is too much of a passenger out of possession.

Arsenal will dominate the majority of the ball and will the athleticism of Declan Rice in the engine room, United cannot afford to start Eriksen, despite the injury concerns.

Perhaps the best option for Ten Hag would be to move Mason Mount further back if Bruno Fernandes is deemed fit to return to action. Otherwise, Sofyan Amrabat could be the one to come into the team.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Finally, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the third player I would take out of the team. Simply because he cannot play on the left side of defence. Also, there seems to be no fit central defenders to come in for Casemiro, who would otherwise be taken out.

I’d rather keep Diogo Dalot on the right, where he has been one of the club’s few consistent performers. However, as you’re probably saying, there are limited options to come in there.

Harry Amass has been a consistent feature on the bench in recent weeks, and I’m unsure whether this is the right game to bring him into the spotlight. Arsenal are one of the toughest teams in the league and he would be up against Bukayo Saka.

However, United are playing for very little now, and I’d not expect the other options to be much better. Perhaps Amrabat could move there if Bruno is fit.

There are limited options, but the team cannot simply remain the same. United has very little to lose until the FA Cup final on 25 May, so fans will want to see adjustments and, ideally, more than three.