Manchester United return to action this weekend after an eight-day break, trying to break a poor record away at Arsenal.
The odds are stacked against Manchester United this weekend. The team have never won away against a top six side under Erik ten Hag, and have lost the only away game this season.
And then there is the matter of a woeful record at The Emirates. United have not beaten Arsenal away in the league since Arsene Wenger was in charge, a 3-1 victory in 2017 best remembered for David de Gea‘s heroics.
Last season United lost 3-2 at the Gunners, and Erik ten Hag will be looking at how to set up his side to turn this record around.
Predicted Manchester United line-up v Arsenal
Let’s break down how Manchester United will line-up away at Arsenal, and there are injuries to take into account.
In goal Andre Onana will start, with new signing Altay Bayindir expected to make the bench.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to start at right-back, while Diogo Dalot will be filling in once again at left-back. Sergio Reguilon will be on the bench.
An injury to Raphael Varane means it will be Victor Lindelof partnering Lisandro Martinez in central defence.
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Manchester United also have limited options in midfield, we expect to see the same trio which started last weekend, of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and captain Bruno Fernandes.
Casemiro missed last year’s game away at Arsenal due to suspension and was a big miss.
Two of the forward positions pick themselves, with Erik ten Hag expected to turn to Marcus Rashford on the left and Antony on the right.
This will demote Anthony Martial back to the bench, while Jadon Sancho will also be a substitute option.