Man United Team News vs Arsenal: Rangnick, Cavani, Shaw, Maguire


Although Ralf Rangnick is already in Manchester, and he toured United’s home ground today, he won’t be able to take charge for the first time tomorrow night when the Red Devils face Arsenal. He is still waiting for his work visa to be officially approved.

That means Michael Carrick will have at least one more game in charge, when these two traditional big six rivals meet in midweek. Let’s look at the rest of the MUFC team news now.

Arsenal at Manchester United FYIs

Thu Dec 2, 8:15 GMT, Old Trafford

Team News:  Arsenal   United

Starting XI Predictions:  Arsenal    United

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PL Position, Form Guide: Arsenal 5th, 23pts  WLWWW   United 8th, 18pts DLLWL

Google Result Probability:  Arsenal 26%   Draw 26%   United 48%

Ask any United fan, and they’ll tell you Luke Shaw is the greatest left back in the world. However, he is a strong injury doubt for this one, so don’t expect to see him tomorrow night.

Edinson Cavani, also still recovering from injury, has a better chance of maybe featuring in this one.

Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba remain out as long term injury absentees while Harry Maguire is suspended. So Carrick will have some selection issues to sort out here.

Manchester United 1, Arsenal FC 1

Rangnick will still have his imprint on this match, and that factor makes this one a little difficult to predict. We’re going score draw with our prognostication.

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