Manchester United host Arsenal on Sunday looking for a first Premier League home win of the season.

Three points at Old Trafford are crucial, and a midweek victory over RB Leipzig certainly helps.

The manner of the victory, a 5-0 win, sets United up perfectly to take on the Gunners.

Selection decisions to make

The first big question for Solskjaer is which formation he should go with. Repeating the success of the 4-4-2 diamond which worked against RB Leipzig would be smart.

United may be considering whether to select Axel Tuanzebe to counter Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s pace if he starts centrally, but we would expect Solskjaer goes with a back four, keeping Maguire and Lindelof.

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Scott McTominay was impressive when he came on against Leipzig and could get the start instead of Nemanja Matic.


Bruno Fernandes will most likely return to the side to replace Donny van de Beek.

Paul Pogba and Fred will both have important roles in the side again, with the Frenchman tasked with getting forward.

Up front Anthony Martial is suspended and United must choose whether to pick Mason Greenwood or Edinson Cavani. Both have strong cases.

But it’s about time Cavani got his chance. He has looked sharp in cameos, and he will be up for this big game.

United could go with a 4-2-3-1 and select Rashford, Cavani, and Greenwood, but this will mean the side are a man lighter in midfield and Pogba is likely asked to play a more withdrawn role.

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