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The Red Devils Fight to Salvage Some Pride While Gunners Fight for PL Title | Team News, Injuries & Lineup – Man United vs Arsenal

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Let’s take a look at the team news as Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 12. The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 0-4 defeat to Crystal Palace in their previous league outing last Monday.

After the loss, Erik ten Hag’s men dropped to eighth position in the Premier League table with 54 points from 35 matches, trailing seventh-placed Chelsea on goal difference. Sixth-placed Newcastle United stand three points ahead of United.

Erik ten Hag, Mikel Arteta, Manchester United, Arsenal
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On the other hand, Arsenal are currently stand at second position in the Premier League table with 83 points from 36 matches. The Gunners are two points behind table-toppers Manchester City.

How Manchester United Have Lined Up Recently

Ten Hag has been fielding his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Kobbie Mainoo and Christian Eriksen forming the double pivot. Antony and Alejandro Garnacho started on the right and left flanks, respectively, in their last few matches.

Bruno Fernandes
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Bruno Fernandes has been holding on his No. 10 role. However, the Portuguese attacker did not play against Crystal Palace. Rasmus Hojlund played as the centre-forward, but has not been able to do much as United’s frontman.

Changes We May See

We are likely to see some changes in the Manchester United line-up, as both Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford might make a return against Arsenal. Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, however, will continue to miss action. Willy Kambawala, Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire will also be out of reckoning.

Manchester United’s Recent Form and Tactics

Manchester United hit the nadir with their performance against the Eagles last week. They have frequently allowed their less-fancied opponents take a lot of shots at their goal in their previous matches.

Jonny Evans, Casemiro
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The centre-back pairing of Casemiro and Johnny Evans looked all at sea against Palace and Martinez’s likely return to the squad will give them a boost. However, the North Londoners will start as the odds-on favorite to win the match and collect all three points on Sunday.

Manchester United Injuries to Consider

As mentioned already, Malacia and Shaw are not going to play against the Gunners, as both of them are nursing injuries. Aaron Wan-Bissaka should start as the left-back once again, with Diogo Dalot as the right-back. Victor Lindelof will also miss the match owing to an injury, as will Rapahel Varane and McTominay.

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Manchester United Predicted Line-up Against Arsenal

Andre Onana; Diogo Dalot, Johnny Evans, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Kobbie Mainoo, Christian Eriksen; Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Rasmus Hojlund

Subhadeep Roy
Subhadeep Roy has been covering football for different websites for the last six years. He supports Manchester United and follows them quite closely.

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