How Manchester United Should Lineup Against Arsenal

Man Utd forward Anthony Martial celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani.

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Manchester United have a unique opportunity ahead of them now that their RB Leipzig momentum has gotten off to a grand start.

The Red Devils had to rely on a Marcus Rashford hattrick to secure the excellent 5-0 win but nevertheless, they were tactically sound, matching up to the prowess of the German side.

This weekend will let them against Arsenal in the Premier League. Given that the Gunners are in great domestic form, this is an excellent chance for Ole Gunnar Solskjær to respond to his critics and bring a positive end to this initially difficult run of games.

At the back, the Norwegian gaffer may stick with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof whereas the more traditional full back set-up could populate the lineup given that Alex Telles is yet to recover.

In the midfield, it will be interesting to see if Donny van de Beek is gifted another start after the Champions League outing. Bruno Fernandes had an excellent cameo and could be given the start too. In fact, the midfield nexus with Paul Pogba included as well that Solskjær has been hinting at from a while now could be in evidence at last.

At front, Mason Greenwood has almost certainly earned himself a place back into the starting eleven with his impressive European showing. While last season’s breakthrough numbers were exceptional beyond doubt, more chances for the teenager will be less likely given the options there.

Anthony Martial will certainly have to up his open-play potential to score as he looks to build his tally at last but will be suspended for this game, giving Edinson Cavani a potential first start. For certain, Marcus Rashford is the man in form to try and beat and he’ll certainly be eager to beat the revamped Gunners backline.

Will this form of great games continue?

Goalkeeper: De Gea

Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw

Midfielders: Pogba, de Beek, Fernandes

Forwards: Greenwood, Cavani, Rashford

Formation: 4-3-3