Projected Manchester United Starting XI vs Arsenal



Manchester United starting eleven prediction time again! Yes three matches in six days, crazy isn’t it! It’s finally a return to league play as Manchester United host Arsenal tomorrow afternoon. The Red Devils have a ridiculous amount of injuries. The number of players out is just astonishing at this point.

We still don’t know how serious the setbacks are for two of United’s most important players, Anthony Martial and David de Gea.

david de gea

Word is that neither player’s injury is all that serious, so we just went ahead and included both in our predicted first team. Of course, we will be updating this again before kick off so we anticipate making a couple of adjustments between now and then.

Here’s our predicted starting XI that we’re guessing Louis van Gaal will be trotting out there. Side note, Van Gaal today referred to the speculation regarding the idea that Jose Mourinho will take his place as an “absolute scandal.”

   Anthony Martial

Memphis Depay   Juan Mata   Jesse Lingard

Michael Carrick       Ander Herrera

  Guillermo Varela   Chris Smalling   Daley Blind      Marcos Rojo

David de Gea

Chris Smalling hopes to return for this one, and face the club that he supported as a boy. Here’s more on that.

Here’s the link to the latest Manchester United injury update.

ESPN FC’s Soccer Power Index forecasts the match as such:

United win- 38%   Arsenal win- 32%   Draw- 30%

anthony martial

Also, Manager Louis van Gaal gave his weekly press briefing today. You can watch the video at this link.

As always, please feel free to post your own Man United starting XI in the comments section below. Enjoy the match!

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes regularly to the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye publication and Bold Global.

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  1. My man united line up is depay, martial, rusford, herara, carrick schedelin, rojo, blind, smalling, verera.

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