Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Arsenal



Heading into Manchester United’s Sunday fixture at Arsenal, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho gave his weekly preview press conference (video here), and in it he indicated that would be resting some of his starters for this one. Mourinho is now prioritizing winning the Europa League competition, and that is the primary route back into the Champions League. Here is a link to the latest top four odds for all of the remaining contenders.

“In relation to the Europa League it’s very important they have come back on time. We have two matches in one week against Celta and so it is important to have everyone back,” he said on Wednesday,” Mourinho said.


“In relation to the Premier League I think it’s too late because in the past month we played nine matches, seven of them in the Premier League and we had too many problems, too many players out.”

There was also a lot of talk about the personal rivalry between Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, with the Gunners boss saying that he is open to peace with his arch-nemesis. Mourinho responded by saying that there is already detente between the two men.

Not sure we actually believe that, but hey that’s what he said!

jose mourinho

Moving on, here is our MUFC predicted lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation (some starters rested!) Also Tim Fosu-Mensah (more on that here) and now even Ashley Young (more on that here) are now both out for the season.

     Anthony Martial  

Jesse Lingard      Wayne Rooney   Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Juan Mata    Michael Carrick 

Daley Blind       Phil Jones    Chris Smalling     Matteo Darmian

David de Gea

As always, feel free to post your own Man United starting XI in the comments section below. Speak your mind on the formations and line-ups that are already presented here for your discussion.

juan mata

Match Odds:

United- 11/4        Draw- 5/2       Arsenal- evens

Prediction: Manchester United 0, Arsenal 0

While United will sit their stars, and be without numerous injured players, I still think will do enough to grind out a point at the Emirates. Fifth place United do not need to find a way to get all three points from this fixture in order to stay in the top four race, given what Mourinho just said about the Swansea City result being their last opportunity to realize that cause.


The sixth place Gunners need it more, but I have a feeling we’ll see a hyper-pragmatic, perhaps even ugly approach to this one (a la the Manchester derby) and an aesthetically displeasing final result.

We’ll have the links to the Man United injury report and Man United starting XI prediction up here soon.

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    i would like to see this squad smarsh arsenal on sunday-de gea,tuazembe,jones,smalling,damian,pogba,mata,rooney,martial,carrick and rashford

  2. OSCAR DEPAY says:

    i think this squad can all so beat Arsenal on sunday

  3. Musa Ibrahim says:

    that’s a good lineup but my only fear is Wayne Ronnie. he has lost his spark and he’s to be blame for Swansea draw. I pray this is his last season with Man U. please can someone advice Mourinho to go for Poalo Dybala of Juventus? that guy with Greizman would be a great asset to United.

  4. it would good if pogba plays in rooneys place and valencia in damians position

  5. ThankGOD says:

    No u guyz do’t have to disline wayn rooney,he stil play in high level only that he did’t have enough game to play i love him, even sw city game is nt all his fault.

  6. play de gea,mensah,Darmian,Bailly,Blind,Carrick,Herrera, Lingard,Martial,Mata,RashFord

  7. Tionge kwachakale Phiri says:

    We still hv to push 4 top 4 position,i hope the gaffer wil play: De gea,Darmian,Smalling,Jones,Daley Blind,Carrick,Rooney,Lingard,Mata,Mkhityan and Anthony Martial

  8. man u should come up with a line up that can try to grab all the three points we deserve to be in the top four, this is Manchester united we are a proved victorious team from time immemorial there for we have got to go there with a team to apprehend that legacy

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