Confirmed Starting XI: Arsenal vs Manchester United – Tuanzebe starts

Manchester United take on Arsenal today, in a game that may well mean very little come the end of the season. With that said, it’s always nice beating the old enemy, and let’s hope today will be no different.

With that said, Jose Mourinho has named a relatively strong starting line-up for the game, although there are a lot of returning players. It’s the first game in a while for Juan Mata, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, and they’ll do well to last the duration of the 90-minute match.

To my surprise, there is a place in the team for Axel Tuanzebe. The teenager makes his Premier League debut at right-back, in place of Antonio Valencia, who has been left at home to rest, presumably.

Wayne Rooney begins as the main striker and that concerns me. He has no pace, very little end product and you just don’t fancy him to hit the back of the net.

It’s great to see Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the wings, though, and no doubt they’ll wreak absolute havoc on the Arsenal full-backs.

Starting XI

De Gea, Tuanzebe, Jones, Smalling, Darmian; Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Rooney.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Blind, Lingard, McTominay, Pogba, Rashford.

With everything considered, I would be very surprised if we’re celebrating three points at full-time today. Hopefully I am wrong and we’ve got another victory in the bag in just a few hours time.

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