Lindelof and Pogba start, 3-5-2: Alternate Manchester United XI vs Arsenal

Manchester United make the visit to the English capital to take on Arsene Wenger’ Arsenal. The Red Devils maintained their eight-point gap to leaders Manchester City with a midweek triumph over Watford, and Jose Mourinho will seek to break the club’s away woes against top-six opposition this weekend.

Formation: 3-5-2


Spanish shot-stopper David de Gea has featured in all 13 Premier League outings for United, and he is certain to start between the sticks. With Phil Jones and Eric Bailly still working their way from injuries, Mourinho could stick with the trio of Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo at the heart of the backline.

Likewise, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young could feature in the right and left wing-backs respectively, with the latter impressing in the 4-2 win over Watford with a man of the match brace in the first-half.

The central midfield appears to have become an issue once more with Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick likely to miss out on the Gunners clash. In this case, Ander Herrera could start in the holding role with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard playing ahead of him to make a three-man midfield.

Anthony Martial looked menacing playing upfront alongside Romelu Lukaku, and the pair could feature together once more this weekend with Mourinho highly unlikely to bench the latter for either Marcus Rashford or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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