Manchester United’s on-field struggles have been glaringly evident this season. Two more points were dropped away at Southampton on Saturday, next up, things don’t get any easier with Arsenal visiting Old Trafford.
Games against the old enemy are notoriously difficult and with the way both sides are playing at the moment, this one will be no different.
Before the eagerly anticipated encounter, United have been dealt a blow with the fact that Ashley Young will be suspended for the match, per the BBC’s Simon Stone.
The veteran Englishman picked up his fifth booking of the campaign against Southampton and will now serve an immediate one-match ban.
Ashley Young out of Arsenal game through suspension.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 1, 2018
As a make-shift full-back option, Jose Mourinho can do a whole lot worse than Young. Every single time he takes to the field, you know you’re going to get a committed performance from the 33-year-old.
Things have been made worse by the defensive injury crisis United are struggling with right now, particularly as Luke Shaw was taken off with a problem late on in that game against his old side, and who knows whether he’ll be able to go in this one.
It does mean that Diogo Dalot could well be in line for his full Premier League debut, but with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang running at you, it could be a tough evening for the young Portuguese.