Manchester United probable line-up vs Arsenal: Rooney in attack, Fellaini dropped

Manchester United probable line-up vs Arsenal: Rooney in attack, Fellaini dropped
Manchester United face Arsenal today knowing a defeat could send them nine points adrift of their opponents on the league table. In recent years, the game has often been a one-sided affair with Manchester United always getting one over their rivals at Old Trafford. The last time the Gunners won at the Theatre of Dreams was way back in 2006, a whopping ten years which has been succeeded by series of humiliating and painful defeats. The subplot of the game that used to define the title race in the late 90s and early 2000s has been thickened by the presence of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese manager has never lost a competitive game against Arsene Wenger, and will be looking to extend that impressive run currently stands at 13 games. We take a look at Manchester United’s expected lineup today in what is a likely 4-3-3 formation


Simply put, no other goalkeeper comes close to him in the league. Probably the best in the world. Barring any last minute injury, David de Gea should start in goal.


With the first choice defensive setup injured, a makeshift defence is expected. Matteo Darmian should start at right back after impressing against Swansea last time. Phil Jones is back from a long term injury and should slot in alongside Daley Blind. The Dutch international has been far from impressive this season, but should get the nod. Marcos Rojo would fill in at left back, in place of the doubtful Luke Shaw.


A trident of Herrera, Pogba and Carrick feels most likely to start the game today. The trio offers balance, guile and power in equal measure. Herrera has been quite impressive in recent weeks, while Pogba is beginning to show flashes of his quality, as he has Michael Garrick beside him who orchestrates things from deep. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial should occupy the flanks. Their pace and attacking instincts will be crucial, especially if Jose plans to play on the counter.


11 career goals against Arsenal tells the story of how Wayne Rooney loves playing against them. He should start despite the recent criticism about him and the drinking incident while on England duty last week.

Expected lineup: De Gea, Darmian, Jones, Blind, Rojo, Herrera, Carrick, Pogba, Rashford, Martial, Rooney.

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