Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC


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Manchester United had a very uninspiring result at Southampton over the weekend, drawing 2-2 with a side that currently sits in the relegation zone. The Red Devils fell behind 2-0, but battled back to salvage a point, but apparently their opposition wasn’t too thrilled with that result either.

That’s because the south coast club announced the firing of their manager, Mark Hughes, earlier today. Now United come home to face a side with a first year manager, one who has them undefeated in their last 19 across all competitions.

The Wednesday night meeting represent the 228th clash all time between the two clubs, with United having won 98 times and Arsenal 82. Let’s take a look at who United Manager Jose Mourinho might slot into the first team for the next installment of this overall very evenly matched series.

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The Bank MUFC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3)

Forwards:  Anthony Martial,  Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard

Midfielders:    Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba

Defenders:  Luke Shaw,  Phil Jones,  Chris Smalling,  Diogo Dalot

Goalkeeper: David de Gea


Arsenal vs Manchester United FYIs

Kickoff: Wednesday December 5, 8pm local, Old Trafford

Win probability according to Google: United 41%, Arsenal’s 32%,  The draw probability is estimated at 27%.

Odds according to Betway: United are favored to win, backed at 11/8. Arsenal are backed at 19/10 while odds for a draw are 5/2

Starting XI Predictions: Arsenal

Injury/Unavailable Report: go to this link 


Prediction: Arsenal 2, United 1

As always, feel free to post your own starting XI and final score predictions in the comments section

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation. 

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  1. I’m so ashamed of United it’s so to keep acting like nothing isn’t happening we are losing our good name as a club that I has great history, its so embarrassing watching us play . Please it’s the right time to sack Jose he’s a virus of negativity at United after all the money he spend

  2. Man united 1 Arsenal 3

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