It was an extremely busy final week of the summer transfer window at Manchester United. Sergio Reguilon came in on loan from Tottenham Hotspur to try and fill the hole at the left back position. Marc Cucurella, of Chelsea had been reportedly close to making a move to Old Trafford, but United went with Reguilon instead. Meanwhile Dean Henderson left to join Crystal Palace, with Altay Bayindir coming in from Fenerbahce as the new No. 2.
Both Reguilon and Bayindir have been registered in time for this Premier League weekend, and they should both likely be in the match day squad versus Arsenal on Sunday.
— Dean Henderson (@deanhenderson) August 31, 2023
Arsenal vs Manchester United FYIs
Kickoff: Sun. Sept. 3 4:30 pm, Emirates Stadium, London, UK
Team News: Man United Arsenal
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PL Position, Form: Arsenal 5th, 7 pts, DWW Man United 8th, 6 pts, WLW
Google Result Probability: Arsenal 54% Draw 24% Man United 22%
Man United Team News
There is team news beyond just transfer talk too. Central defender Raphael Varane is out injured longer than expected, we learned a couple days ago. He’ll be on the shelf for “weeks.” Second choice left back Tyrell Malacia remains a long-term injury absentee while first choice LB Luke Shaw is out until at least December. Hence the panic buy loan for Reguilon.
Tom Heaton, Amad Diallo and Kobbie Mainoo are all sidelined as well.
Rasmus Hojlund is back in training, having recovered from his back injury. He could make his debut here, with a cameo off the bench.
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