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Manchester United 0 — 1 Arsenal – Livescore 0 – 1



Manchester United and Arsenal are set to face off in a highly anticipated Premier League match at Old Trafford. The stakes are high as both teams vie for the title. Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from Manchester City’s recent victory over Fulham, while also hoping to improve their poor record at Old Trafford, where they have only won one out of their last 16 matches.


Unfortunately for Manchester United, they are facing a double blow with the absence of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford due to injury. This adds to their already challenging situation, as manager Erik ten Hag is under pressure to secure qualification for Europe. The team is currently dealing with a severe injury crisis, particularly in defense, which limits their options.


Fans can expect an intense and competitive match as both teams fight for crucial points in the Premier League.


Arsenal have once again fielded an unchanged team, with Bukayo Saka recovering from a knock, as manager Mikel Arteta sets his sights on bringing a league title to north London after a two-decade wait. Stay updated on the Man Utd vs Arsenal match through Standard Sport’s live blog, featuring expert analysis from reporters Dan Kilpatrick and Simon Collings at the stadium.


According to Manchester United legend Gary Neville, it’s a “win-win” situation for the home fans today. Neville believes that regardless of the outcome, there are positives to take away from the match.


“If we manage to win, it will be a pleasant surprise!” Neville expresses to Sky Sports. “And it will be a victory against a top team.”


“On the other hand, if we lose, it will make Man City’s title challenge more difficult, especially considering they still have to face Tottenham. So, it’s a bit of a win-win situation.”


Neville highlights the challenging nature of playing at Old Trafford, emphasizing that apart from City, none of the top ten teams have managed to secure a victory here. Liverpool experienced this firsthand.


Arsenal’s historical record at their home ground has not been the best, making it a challenging place for visiting teams like Manchester United. However, United’s current situation is further complicated by their defensive injuries. Despite these difficulties, the outcome of the match remains uncertain, as unexpected events can occur in football.


Erik ten Hag, the Manchester United manager, has been candid and transparent in his assessment of the team’s recent performance. He acknowledges that the players did not meet the expected standards during their previous match against Crystal Palace. However, he emphasizes the importance of having a strong mentality and fighting spirit, even in challenging situations.


Ten Hag recognizes Arsenal’s strength in possession and highlights the need for players who can win battles in the midfield. Although Bruno Fernandes was unable to recover from his injury in time, this presents a great opportunity for Sofyan Amrabat and Amad Diallo to step up.


The manager also provides an update on Marcus Rashford, who was initially included in the training sessions but was ruled out due to his condition. With limited options in the back four, it is crucial for United to protect their defenders.


Andre Onana shifts focus to Manchester United

In an interview with Sky Sports, the Manchester United goalkeeper shared his thoughts ahead of the game, highlighting the importance of his team’s performance in influencing the outcome rather than worrying about Arsenal’s tactics.


“We discussed the defeat against Crystal Palace on Monday and the best response is to show it on the field,” he stated. “We need to show determination and our goal is to secure a victory. It will be a tough match, but we are prepared.


“The priority is to win. Despite the challenges we face with injuries, we cannot use it as an excuse. We are Manchester United.


“Our focus is not on Arsenal. We are fully concentrated on ourselves and understand what we need to do. While they are a strong team, our main concern is what is best for us.”


Arsenal’s starting lineup for the match consists of Raya in goal, with White, Saliba, Gabriel, and Tomiyasu forming the defensive line. Odegaard, Partey, and Rice will be in midfield, while Saka, Havertz, and Trossard will lead the attack. On the bench, Arsenal has Ramsdale, Zinchenko, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Jesus, and Nketiah as substitutes.


As for Manchester United, their starting lineup includes Onana as the goalkeeper, with Dalot, Casemiro, Evans, and Wan-Bissaka in defense. Amrabat, McTominay, and Mainoo will be in midfield, while Amad, Hojlund, and Garnacho will be the attacking trio. The substitutes for Manchester United are Bayindir, Amass, Kambwala, Ogunneye, Collyer, Eriksen, Forson, Antony, and Wheatley.


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