Manchester United vs Arsenal: When it comes to the biggest names in English football, everybody is reminded of Manchester United. And with that, comes their famous rivalry with yet another big English club, Arsenal. Manchester United’s supremacy in English football has been put under serious threat since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, but their dominance over Arsenal haven’t ceased at all. What will happen in this upcoming Manchester United vs Arsenal encounter? To know that we produce this article which includes the match preview, team news, match prediction alongside the TV guide and Manchester United vs Arsenal live streaming info.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Match Preview
The history of English football has witnessed a lot of derby matches. And the Manchester United vs Arsenal derby finds itself definitely among the top five. The upcoming Arsenal vs Manchester United derby is going to see the domestic season in England making a restart after the international break during which many of the players from either side played alongside each other and also against each other.
The upcoming Manchester United vs Arsenal encounter will see a couple of desperate teams trying to get their campaign back on track after making a good start to the season. Manchester United went through a rough patch managing to win only 1 out of their last 5 encounters while Arsenal has managed to grab 3 wins in their last five, although they have won only one match in the last three. So both teams will be looking forward to making a winning restart to the season. United is currently at the 6th spot in the standings of the English Premier League while Arsenal is in the 4th.
This match will also witness the much-awaited clash out of the playing turf which is going to take place between Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho has a great record against Wenger when it comes to winning matches, and the duo has a history of some off-field fiascos which is going to redeem once again during the upcoming Manchester United vs Arsenal clash at Old Trafford.
Arsenal vs Manchester United: Team News
Both the teams will definitely be fielding their strongest possible eleven. While there are a number of injury concerns for Manchester United, Arsenal has very few injury concerns to deal with.
Manchester United will be without their first defender Chris Smalling owing to an injury, while Eric Bailly is also set to miss out following surgery. Besides the central defenders, United have injury concerns in their midfield as well as forward line as well. Wayne Rooney is reportedly struggling with a swollen knee while Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini is down with a calf injury. However, Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit before the start of the Manchester United vs Arsenal clash.
However, Arsenal is in a favourable position as far as injuries to the players are concerned. They had a worry regarding their talismanic midfielder Alexis Sanchez. But Arsene Wenger might just sit comfortably owing to the fact that Sanchez put up a stellar show on national duty for Chile scoring two of his team’s three goals against a strong Uruguayan side.
The latest news has revealed that Arsenal will be without the service of Hector Bellerin who has been ruled out for more than few months due to an injury. This is a body blow to Arsenal for Bellerin has been one of the consistent performers for Arsenal for more than a year now. The visitors are already without the service of Welbeck, Mertesacker and Lucas Perez.
On the other hand, if Mourinho’s comeback to the sidelines is a great news for the home team, things are not looking that bright for Manchester United in the attacking line. United will be without the service of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is suspended due to receiving 5 yellow cards already. Luke Shaw is also in the race against time to get fit before the start of the match. Antonio Valencia suffering a broken arm injury is also a doubtful starter.
Manchester United (probable line-up): (4-2-3-1) De Gea, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford.
Arsenal (probable starting line-up): (4-3-3) Petr Cech, Shkrodan Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka, Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Match Predictions
The upcoming Manchester United vs Arsenal clash is going to be a home match for the Red Devils. So United will start as favourites despite their current poor run of form. However with a stable side and with the likes of Ozil and Sanchez in their side things might get tough for United even in front of their home fans. Our prediction states that it will be a 1-0 win the home side with young English international Marcus Rashford scoring the only goal of the match.
Arsenal vs Manchester United: Match Details
Date: November 19, 2016
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Time: 06:00 PM IST; 11:30 AM BST
Manchester United vs Arsenal: TV Guide and Online Streaming
Manchester United vs Arsenal TV Listings: The Arsenal vs Manchester United encounter which is going to be held on the upcoming weekend will be telecasted live on Star Sports Select HD 1 in India, on Sky Sports 1/HD UK in the UK, and on NBCSN in the USA.
Manchester United vs Arsenal Live Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar in India.
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