Confirmed Manchester United XI vs Arsenal – Nemanja Matic starts

Manchester United’s biggest game of the season so far is less than an hour away. Jose Mourinho’s men take on Arsenal, in a game the Red Devils simply have to win.

The starting XI has been named and United will remain unchanged from the team that beat Watford 4-2 on Tuesday evening. Yes, that’s correct, Nemanja Matic will start despite picking up an injury in the aforementioned game.

It would have made no sense whatsoever to change a winning team. United looked great against Watford, particularly in the first-half. The switch to a 5-3-2 has been a successful one thus far, and hopefully, it’ll give us plenty of opportunities to try and hit Arsenal on the counter-attack.

What is worrying is the lack of depth on the bench. Outside of Marcus Rashford, we don’t have much cutting edge and pace. For whatever reason, Zlatan Ibrahimovic hasn’t travelled, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains in the doghouse at this point in time.

The game is going to be tough, but I always back our lads to do well and if we can get a victory here, it’ll send out a real message to Manchester City ahead of the derby.


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