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Ratings: Cavani equaliser felt good; penalties not so much; I feel for De Gea

Manchester United were beaten 11-10 on penalties after a 1-1 draw playing two hours of football. Gerard Moreno opened the scoring in the 29th minute of the match with Edinson Cavani equalising ten minutes into the second half. Marcus Rashford had a chance to take the lead in the second half but he missed. The penalties were interesting and seeing each team score ten in a row was immense but when David De Gea stepped up, I had a feeling that he would miss, which is what happened. It is unfortunate but it happens. United will now pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get ready for the Euro’s and next season.

It was a pretty even start to the UEFA Europa League final with both sides aiming to start well. I don’t have much confidence in the United defence as Eric Bailly has not really been at his best recently and has spend much of his time on the bench but did play in the final Premier League match of the season on Sunday. Scott McTominay had a chance in the seventh minute of the match but missed the target. There really did not seem to be much aggression from United but any attacks they made seemed to be covered by Villarreal, who had everything covered when they needed to, which was good for them – not for United.

United started to get better on the attack but Villarreal were also progressing forward and giving United many different problems. In the 29th minute of the match, Villarreal took the lead through Gerard Moreno, who had scored his 30th goal in all competitions this season. Daniel Parejo played the ball into the forward with only David De Gea to beat but he did not get a great connection on the ball but did enough to beak the United goalkeeper and put his team in the lead. At that time, United seemed down and out and somewhat dejected. Solskjaer was not all the impressed on the sideline after the goal.

United started to progress into attacking positions again after conceding but Villarreal seemed to have it all covered but United were also not playing to the best of their abilities. Bruno Fernandes looked frustrated, as he is a perfectionist and will be seeking to change the game. It was a hairy last ten minutes or so of the first half with Villarreal playing to a certain swagger and United still not rising to the challenge. The half time team talk was probably going to be something reminiscent of Sir Alex Ferguson’s hairdryer, which was probably not something the team were looking forward to, but something need to give. Villarreal left at the break.

At the start of the second half, there were no changes for either team, when perhaps there could have been at least one for United. Harry Maguire made the bench but it is yet unknown as to how much of a part he could play, if at all but there was a reason that he was put on the bench and perhaps it would be revealed as the game goes on? Ten minutes into the second half, United had got themselves back into the game through none other that Edinson Cavani, who scored his 17th goal of the season. Luke Shaw played a part in the goal after a corner was cleared to him, he found Scott McTominay who had a touch before Cavani took over and scored.

United did have a penalty shout before they scored but VAR looked at it and gave nothing. It seemingly took longer for VAR to give United’s equaliser than it did to look at the possible penalty. Since the equaliser, United had many attacking chances but the finishing was not as good as it should have been. The Villarreal from the first half were not all that present in the second half with United getting more of the chances – I am not saying Villarreal did nothing but there was nothing that could have won them the match. They made some changes but it was not putting them in the position to win and United still had five substitutions to their advantage.

Despite the chances in the second half, there were no further goals in the second half resulting in the match going into extra time. There were still no substitutions for United, which was unbelievable giving the suggestion that the team was in a good period of peak fitness. Marcus Rashford had the best chance in the second half but did not fire his effort on target, which was a shame to see. The luck really is not there for him at this time. Villarreal seemed to be fresh in the first half of extra time with United also looking to cause some damage with Cavani needing a split second to find a goal. Fred replaced Mason Greenwood in the 100th minute.

There were no further substitutions at the start of the second half of extra time. United were under pressure and Villarreal looked the freshest, having made five substitutions in the second half of the match. United made a double substitution in the 116th minute of the match with Axel Tuanzebe and Daniel James replacing Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba. There was so much tension in the match coming to the end of extra time. Luke Shaw seemed to be down with a knock and less then two minutes of time remaining. Juan Mata and Alex Telles were the final substitutions, replacing Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

It was 1-1 after extra time and penalties would decide the result of this match. Gerard Moreno took the first penalty, finding the back of the net. Juan Mata took the second, finding the back of the net. 1-1. Danial Raba took the third, scoring. Alex Telles took the fourth, scoring. 2-2. Paco Alcácer took the fifth, De Gea almost saved it. Bruno Fernandes took the sixth, scoring it with the goalkeeper close to making the save. 3-3. Alverto Moreno took the seventh, scoring. Marcus Rashford too the eighth, scoring it. 4-4 and into sudden death. Daniel Parejo took the ninth, scoring it. Edinson Cavani took the tenth, scoring it. 5-5.

Proper sudden death. Moi Gomez took the eleventh, scoring. Fred took the twelfth, scoring it. 6-6. Raúl Albion took the thirteenth, scoring it. Daniel James took the fourteenth, scoring it. 7-7. Francis Coquelin took the fifteenth, scoring it. Luke Shaw took the sixteenth, just squeezing in past the keeper. 8-8. Mario Gaspar took the seventeenth, scoring it although De Gea had his hand to it. Axel Tuanzebe took the eighteenth, scoring it. 9-9. Pau Torres took the nineteenth, scoring it. Victor Lindelof took the twentieth, scoring it. 10-10. Gerónimo Rulli too the twenty-first, scoring it. David De Gea took the twenty-second, missing it. Villarreal win 11-10.

Manchester United

1 David De Gea

I feel the defence let him down, which says more about the summer ahead. Moreno's goal was a weak one to concede. He did not have much to do from there until the penalty shootout, saving none and missing his penalty. Gutted for him.

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29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Not the best in attacking positions putting crosses into teammates. Needs improvement there or a rival that can do this.

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3 Eric Bailly

Seemed solid in places but clumsy in others. Didn't do much wrong and was not culpable for the goal. Replaced by Tuanzebe in the 116th minute.

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2 Victor Lindelof

Failed to do his job to stop Moreno. Not good enough without Maguire and cannot rely on another player to make him better - needs to do it himself. Scored a good penalty though.

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23 Luke Shaw

Saw the brunt of Solskjaer after the goal with Moreno getting the better of him. His performance level was not as up there as it had been this season. His penalty somehow found the back of the net.

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39 Scott McTominay

Had a good shot on goal but missed. Put in a good disciplined display and helped get things going for United. Got the assist for Cavani's goal.

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6 Paul Pogba

Seemed up for the challenge but soon dwindled. Should have played on the left-wing where he could get amongst it. Replaced by James in the 116th minute.

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11 Mason Greenwood

Tried to grasp the game by the neck and create something. Seemed determined. Put the effort in but was replaced by Fred in the 100th minute,

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18 Bruno Fernandes

Not the best performance. Seemed annoyed at the predicament United were in. Seemed annoyed that his efforts did not see more goals scored. Took a great penalty - he's had plenty of practice this season. He should use this as a driving point.

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10 Marcus Rashford

Seemed well off his game but that has been seen for weeks. Missed a good opportunity to put United ahead in the second half. Scored his penalty.

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21 Edinson Cavani

Was the most capable player of scoring and scored. However there were missed opportunities. Tucked his penalty away on a nervy evening. Will be annoyed and upset a trophy did not come back to Manchester.

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Substitutes

17 Fred

Replaced Greenwood 100'. Used his energy well but did not really help change the game. Scored his penalty.

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Ratings: Cavani equaliser felt good; penalties not so much; I feel for De Gea

Replaced Pogba 116'. Added pace. Scored a great penalty. Will be disappointed United lost.

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38 Axel Tuanzebe

Replaced Bailly 116'. Solid in defence. Perhaps should have started. Scored his penalty.

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8 Juan Mata

Replaced McTominay 120+3'. Came on at the death. Scored his penalty which will mean a lot.

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27 Alex Telles

Replaced Wan-Bissaka 120+3'. Same as Mata. Scored his penalty and celebrated it.

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Goals: Gerard Moreno 29′; Edinson Cavani 55′

Assists: Daniel Parejo 29′; Scott McTominay 55′

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood (Fred 100′), Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

Substitutes Not Used: Grant, Henderson; Maguire, Williams, Telles, Tuanzebe; Mata, Amad, James, Matic, Van de Beek

Bookings: Etienne Capoue 54′, Juan Foyth 84′; Eric Bailly 82′, Edinson Cavani 113′

Written by John Walker

Predicted XI: [4-2-3-1] Cavani, Greenwood, Fernandes and Pogba to inspire United to victory over Villarreal in Gdansk?

Manchester United will contend the UEFA Europa League with Villarreal at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland on Wednesday evening. It is the second time that United have participated in the final of the competition in four years. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously seen his side stutter in the semi-finals of cup competitions, seeing his side lose four of them before they knocked AS Roma out of the competition with a 8-5 aggregate victory earlier in the month. Villarreal have reached the final of the competition for the first time in the history of the club. Five English clubs have won this cup with four Spanish teams winning.

This match comes after a long and hard season for both teams. United finished second in the Premier League, exited the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, which is where they entered the Europa League, also reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup. Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga this season, putting them into the new UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs. They started in the group stages in the competition this season, playing 14 matches so far and are undefeated so far, winning 12 matches and drawing twice. They also reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

How United have faired against Villarreal in European competition.

Manchester United and Villarreal have met four times in European competition. All of the meetings have been in the UEFA Champions League in the group stage with the two clubs meeting in the 2005/06 season and the 2008/09 season. Neither team have won any of the matches with neither team scoring a single goal with four 0-0 draws the result between the two clubs. I makes the UEFA Europa League final even more unknown as both teams will be seeking to be the victors for the first time. Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery will be determined to be the first manager of their respective clubs to win for the first time.

This season in the Europa League, United have faced two Spanish teams; Real Sociedad in which they won 4-0 inn the first leg, which was played at the Juventus Stadium in Turin with Bruno Fernandes scoring a brace, plus goals from Marcus Rashford and Daniel James. The second leg was a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. United then met Granada inn the quarter-finals, winning 2-0 in both legs (4-0 on aggregate) with Rashford and Fernandes scoring in the first leg and Edinson Cavani and an own goal from Jesús Vallejo. Villarreal will be the third Spanish team United will have faced in the Europa League this season.

Here is my predicted starting XI to face Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League final at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk on Wednesday evening…

Goalkeeper: David De Gea

David De Gea is the likely starter against Villarreal on Wednesday evening as the two teams contest the UEFA Europa League for the 2020/21 season. The Spanish number one has played in both the quarter-final and semi-final against Granada and AS Roma with Dean Henderson playing the majority of the matches prior to those. Henderson played in the final Premier League match of the season on Sunday, leaving De Gea fresh for this match, despite the fact that Solskjaer has not been keen on giving anything away regarding his XI until he is obliged to. De Gea has been back in good form recently which could give him the edge over Henderson, who is the future of the club with De Gea’s time seemingly coming to an end. That has not been confirmed by the player, the manager or the club, so is just rumour at this time, but it will have to happen at some point.

Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw

United’s defence has been both a problem and a saviour at times this season but there is no bigger problem than whether Harry Maguire will play on Wednesday evening. He’s walking without a protective boot or crutches but running is a bigger step. Unless Solskjaer is playing mind games, it would suggest that he will be out for this match, or on the bench if he’s fit enough for that. In which case, Axel Tuanzebe, who performed excellently on Sunday could step in for him. He would be partnered with Victor Lindelof, although he played well with Eric Bailly on Sunday too. In the fullback positions, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw will play this match, both rested from Sunday’s match, having just over a week to prepare for this match. This is the biggest game for United this season and carries the reward of the first trophy of Solskjaer’s era at the club.

Midfield: Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay

The midfield is where the problems lie for United. Watching Nemanja Matic against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday saw him do the job of both Scott McTominay and Fred by himself, which is obviously what Solskjaer would like, and be able to play a more attack minded partner to link up the defence with the attack and move forward to create themselves also. Donny van de Beek played a good game on Sunday and I think he has done enough, at least for me, so put him into contention to start in Gdańsk. McTominay could partner him and he could take the role of the defensive player, as long as he’s up for the challenge, as there will be a challenge for him in this match. Fred has been dire this season and it’s hard to see him fitting into this squad for much longer. The easiest tasks seem impossible for him at times.

Attacking Midfield: Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba

Bruno Fernandes has 28 goals and 18 assists to his name in all competitions this season, which is a great return for a midfielder and something that United have been lacking in for years now. What he offers this club is magnificent and everyone will be thankful for him being at the club. Talks of a new contract are just deserved for the Portuguese magnifico. Mason Greenwood has been playing in different roles this season by has 12 goals and six assists in all competitions, which is also a great return from the teenager. Playing on the right-wing is more for him, not Marcus Rashford, whose form has suffered in recent weeks. Paul Pogba has been playing on the left-wing recently but his contribution has waned in this area but there is no reason why it might now work on Wednesday. He has offered six goals and seven assists in all competitions this season.

Forwards: Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani is the striker in form at this stage of the season, which is great to see. He has 16 goals and five assists to his name and he will be seeking to add to that against Villarreal to ensure that United head home from Gdańsk with a trophy – Solskjaer’s first of him time managing United. Cavani knows how to get himself into good positions and also create space for other players to get into those positions and score. He also has a very lethal header, which has been shown at stages this season, especially over the past six weeks or so. The Uruguayan has signed a one-year extension at United, which is a good sign for the club and as his season was late to develop, having not played for PSG for a while before he left, the COVID period of isolation then injury and fatigue, next season will be big for him, especially having a full pre-season under his belt.

Substitutes: Lee Grant, Dean Henderson, Nathan Bishop; Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams, Alex Telles; Juan Mata, Fred, Amad Diallo, Daniel James, Nemanja Matic, Shola Shoretire; Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga

Solskjaer named a 26-man squad for this match which includes four goalkeepers, which will probably see one or two removed from the match day squad. Harry Maguire was also included, giving him every chance to be fit for the match, which looks unlikely at this time. I have named a 15-man bench but three will probably not make it. Lee Grant, Dean Henderson and Nathan Bishop are the goalkeepers that could feature on the bench. In defence, Eric Bailly, Maguire if he does not start or has enough for a cameo in the game, Brandon Williams, and Alex Telles could be called upon. In midfield, Juan Mata, Fred, Amad Diallo, Daniel James, Nemanja Matic and Shola Shoretire could be available. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga will be the attackers on the bench. Five substitutions can be used in the final in three instances during the match, plus the half time break.

Written by John Walker

Preview: Villarreal stand in the way of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first United trophy; Red Devils to win in Gdansk?

Villarreal -v- Manchester United

UEFA Europa League Final

Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland

Wednesday 26 May 2021, KO 20:00 BST

Referee: Clément Turpin Assistants: Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore

Fourth Official: Slavko Vinčić

VAR: François Letexier Assistant VAR: Jérôme Brisard, Benjamin Pages, Pol van Boekel

Manchester United will contend the UEFA Europa League with Villarreal at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland on Wednesday evening. It is the second time that United have participated in the final of the competition in four years. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously seen his side stutter in the semi-finals of cup competitions, seeing his side lose four of them before they knocked AS Roma out of the competition with a 8-5 aggregate victory earlier in the month. Villarreal have reached the final of the competition for the first time in the history of the club. Five English clubs have won this cup with four Spanish teams winning.

This match comes after a long and hard season for both teams. United finished second in the Premier League, exited the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, which is where they entered the Europa League, also reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup. Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga this season, putting them into the new UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs. They started in the group stages in the competition this season, playing 14 matches so far and are undefeated so far, winning 12 matches and drawing twice. They also reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Manchester United: WDLLWL

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 W, Fulham 1-1 D, Liverpool 4-2 L, Leicester City 2-1 L, Aston Villa 3-1 W, AS Roma 3-2 L

Villarreal: LWWLDW

Real Madrid 2-1 L, Sevilla 4-0 W, Real Valladolid 2-0 W, Celta Vigo 4-2 L, Arsenal 0-0 D, Getafe 1-0 W

Top Scorers: Gerard Moreno (29 and Bruno Fernandes (28) top the goalscoers charts for Villarreal and United so far this season.

Manchester United Goals: 28 – Bruno Fernandes, 21 – Marcus Rashford, 16 – Edinson Cavani, 12 – Mason Greenwood, 7 – Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, 6 – Paul Pogba, 5 – Own Goal, Daniel James, 3 – Juan Mata, 2 – Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 1 – Amad Diallo, Anthony Elanga, Fred, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Donny van de Beek

United have had a largely positive season, considering how it started. One of the most strenuous parts of the season was the Ole Out brigade on Twitter who seemed to stay silent when United won, which at a stage of the season was for a long period of time, yet when there was a defeat or a draw, they seemed to come out in force, at least on social media, calling for the manager to be sacked. Which was reactionary and very laughable. When United won, it was because of individual players, but when they lost, it wast Solskjaer’s fault. However, United finished second in the league and have this final, which still won’t be good enough for them.

Villarreal Goals: 29 – Gerard Moreno, 12 – Paco Alcácer, 8 – Carlos Bacca, 5 – Samuel Chukwueze, Fernando Niño, 4 – Moi Gómez, Yeremi Pino, 3 – Daniel Parejo, Pau Torres, 2 – Raúl Albiol, Álex Baena, Manu Trigueros, 1 – Etienne Capoue, Juan Foyth, Takefusa Kubo, Alfonso Pedraza, Rubén Peña

Villarreal have done a lot better in the cup competitions than they have in La Liga this season. They finished seventh in the league, which will keep them out of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, but they have qualified, at least for the play-off to feature in the new competition, the UEFA Europa Conference League. Villarreal also reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey and perhaps their best feat this season, reaching the final of the Europa League where they are so far undefeated, winning 12 matches and drawing twice. This could be a tough match for United, but one that they could win.

Team News: Harry Maguire remains a doubt for United, along with Anthony Martial and Phil Jones is ruled out. Villarreal will be sweating on the fitness of Samuel Chukwueze ahead of the UEFA Europa League final.

At this moment in time, and it could well change, Phil Jones (knee) is the only player to be ruled out of the UEFA Europa League final against Villarreal. Fred (knock) has a 75% chance of being fit for the match, Anthony Martial (knee) has a 25% chance of being fit for the match and Harry Maguire (ankle) who is the biggest loss for the club at this stage of the season, also has a 25% chance of being fit for the clash. However, that said, it seems unlikely, unless Solskjaer is playing a massive mind game, that he will be fit. It has been stated that Maguire will be given until Tuesday/Wednesday to prove his fitness for the match.

Vicente Iborra (cruciate ligament rupture), Juan Foyth (muscular) and Samuel Chukwueze (hamstring) are the main doubts for Villarreal ahead of the Europa League final. Iborra has already been ruled out, suffering his injury in December, so he was not part of the clubs squad in the competition since January. Foyth and Chukwueze could both recover in time for the final, but that is something that remains to be seen. Villarreal have a good squad ahead of the final and despite their La Liga finish, have been positive this season, especially in this competition where they remain undefeated in all 14 matches played.

Predicted Starting XI: Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood to lead United’s attack against Villarreal?

Solskjaer will have probably picked his team for the Europa League final many weeks ago and most will not be shocked by the players that he sticks with as the majority of them have been performing well with others hitting form at the right time. The biggest loss could be Harry Maguire, who might not win his race to fitness and that will be a massive shame. However, four years ago when United last played in the final of the competition, they were without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo. United will always have to deal with things like this and the club will end up getting through it. Come on United.

Match Prediction: United and Villarreal have met four times in the UEFA Champions League group stages in the past, with neither team winning a match, or scoring a single goal.

Manchester United and Villarreal have met four times in European competition. All of the meetings have been in the UEFA Champions League in the group stage with the two clubs meeting in the 2005/06 season and the 2008/09 season. Neither team have won any of the matches with neither team scoring a single goal with four 0-0 draws the result between the two clubs. I makes the UEFA Europa League final even more unknown as both teams will be seeking to be the victors for the first time. Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery will be determined to be the first manager of their respective clubs to win for the first time.

This season in the Europa League, United have faced two Spanish teams; Real Sociedad in which they won 4-0 inn the first leg, which was played at the Juventus Stadium in Turin with Bruno Fernandes scoring a brace, plus goals from Marcus Rashford and Daniel James. The second leg was a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. United then met Granada inn the quarter-finals, winning 2-0 in both legs (4-0 on aggregate) with Rashford and Fernandes scoring in the first leg and Edinson Cavani and an own goal from Jesús Vallejo. Villarreal will be the third Spanish team United will have faced in the Europa League this season.

Villarreal 2-3 Manchester United

Written by John Walker

What We’ve Learned: Defence worries, midfield creativity, Pogba and Lingard performances, Rashford needs help up front

Manchester United drew 1-1 with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday evening. It was the seventh Premier League match of the season, the third 1-1 draw in the league this season. United need to be doing a lot more in order to win matches. They have not scored more than one goal in a game since the 4-0 victory over Chelsea on the opening weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to get something working within this team, otherwise it will be too late to rise from the ashes this season. It is not only in the Premier League that this team has been poor, scoring one goal against a defensive Astana side in the UEFA Europa League, drawing 1-1 and winning on penalties against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.

There are many problems to be seen within the squad right now. One is injuries, which can strike at any times, another is the lack of experience from experienced players in the team. Many of the players in the team have been at the club for more than one season but the lack of leadership, fight, desire, and determination is telling.

The defence should be the strongest part of this team but injuries and illness have made it weak with experienced players not doing enough to carry the team forward.

United missed Aaron Wan-Bissaka massively against Arsenal on Monday evening. With the arrival of the 21-year-old and Harry Maguire, United defence was a lot stronger than it has been but so far it seems to be reliant on these two players. Maguire did not have his best match for United against Arsenal but was not poor by any means.

Axel Tuanzebe played in the left-back position, an unfamiliar position for him. In the first half he was playing well but made a mistake in the second half with Victor Lindelof making another, which led to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s equaliser, which saw United drop two points at the Theatre of Dreams.

With Wan-Bissaka on the sidelines through illness, Luke Shaw through injury, this strong defence has been turned into a weak defence once again, especially with Lindelof seeming nervous of late. Perhaps Tuanzebe could partner Maguire in upcoming matches to see if the best could be brought out of this team.

The midfield lacks creativity, something which should have been addressed in the summer. Paul Pogba has yet to rise up and show his leadership skills.

We all knew that the midfield would be weaker this season with Marouane Fellaini leaving the club in January and Ander Herrera leaving in the summer, neither of them being replaced, was going to be hard. However, it meant that the likes of Scott McTominay and Fred could play more football and Fred needed to play more football.

McTominay has excelled this season but Fred has had a stop-start period which has left many asking more questions of him in his second season at the club. The last thing I and many others want is another £50 million-plus player becoming a flop, however, it may show the poor recruitment, which has already been shown many times.

Paul Pogba gave a team talk in training in the past week, which dominated the newspapers ahead of this match. Whilst it was good reading this, it seems to have done nothing. Even Pogba was poor and for a player that won the FIFA World Cup just over a year ago, I would expect a lot more, even before mentioning his fee. He needs to do a lot more.

Jesse Lingard has had his peak and is on the decline. That may not be what is happening but I don’t see him doing much to change the scenario at the club.

Jesse Lingard played 74 minutes against Arsenal. Granted, he has scored four goals against the club during his career at United, however, this season, he has not been anything to write home about. Last season, he scored twice against Arsenal and the season before (2017/18) was his best season as a professional player, scoring 13 goals across the season.

Of late, Lingard has been a social media star, well not a star but you know what I mean. It seems that football has taken a back seat role in his life, something which should be a priority. With him acting the fool on social media, which he has the right to do if that is what floats his boat, with a lack of performance in tough matches, he’s a liability.

In order to provide United with the player they think they have, Lingard needs to really put the effort into his football. He had 24 touches of the ball against Arsenal, 19 completed passes, three fouls and was dribbled past once. In an attacking sense, Lingard provided nothing. That should result in him being benched and working harder to win his place back.

Daniel James is a great spark of pace an ability, however, United should not be relying on him to provide – the entire team should be getting stuck in. What happens this season is down to them at the end of the day!

Daniel James was a great signing for £15 million. It is also no coincidence that Solskjaer’s three summer signings are doing the most in matches and becoming stand out players in the squad. The Welsh winger has a lot of pace and ability and it was him that started the play in which United took the lead from against Arsenal.

James has scored three goals in seven Premier League appearances this season, a feat which took Alexis Sanchez 18 matches to reach in the season and a half he was at the club. In fact, James scored three goals in his first four league appearances this season, which literally pissed on the Chilean’s record at the club.

The one thing that should not happen with James is that the players wait for him to create something before getting involved. That may not be what is actually happening but it feels like it is. The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard et al should be doing so much more. Lingard is a waste of a place in the team at this moment in time.

Marcus Rashford is going through another bad patch. Anthony Martial cannot return quick enough to get some pressure on the opposition. Mason Greenwood needs time to shine but to do that, he needs time on the pitch, not 15 minutes late in the game.

What can be done with Marcus Rashford? He has scored three goals for United this season, which may look great, however, two of his three goals were from the penalty spot. Despite him seemingly coming from nowhere three and a half years ago, at 21 he seems to be showing more frustrating signs that positive ones.

I think Rashford plays best in the wing roles. If he played alongside another striker, not Anthony Martial as both players are too similar, he might show signs of being a decent target man but right now, hope more than anything else, seems to be put on him performing. Rashford has achieved a lot at the tender age of 21 but there is so much more.

Allowing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to leave in the summer were the best decisions Solskjaer could have made. Lukaku didn’t want to be at the club and Sanchez was not performing. However, not bringing a striker in was a massive mistake. Mason Greenwood might turn into a good target man, but at his young age, reliance on him could be too much.

Ratings: Scott McTominay MOTM against Arsenal; Daniel James rivalling him with pace an ability. United need a massive improvement!

Manchester United drew 1-1 with Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lacked a lot in the game, especially in the first half until a last-minute goal from Scott McTominay. The second half was poor at times, especially with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the equaliser with both teams lacking the ability to find a winner.

United started the match in fine fettle, breaking forward and trying to capitalise early in the game, however it was not going to be that easy against Arsenal, a fiery affair at the Theatre of Dreams. Axel Tuanzebe, playing at left-back rather than right-back really earned his opportunity to start this game and proved he is ready for this first team.

Andreas Pereira nearly scored the opening goal just before the half hour mark after a quick run into the box, getting the better of David Luiz and firing his shot goal wards. However, Bernd Leno got his palm to the effort and averted conceding the first goal of the game. Arsenal then showed some positivity, aiming to get forward themselves, to no avail.

Moments after David De Gea performed a double save to deny Arsenal, Daniel James raced up the pitch, played the ball into Marcus Rashford, who fluffed his lines. The ball was then played out to Paul Pogba, who missed the connection, it rolling to Scott McTominay, who took a second and fired a beautiful shot into the back of the net with Leno watching.

After a good early start in the second half, United soon allowed Arsenal to apply the pressure on them. United should have been aiming for that second goal to give them a cushion but were not fully taking the chances they had created. Arsenal got an equaliser in the 58th minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was flagged offside with VAR giving it.

Solskjaer made a double substitution in the 74th minute taking off Jesse Lingard and Pereira with Fred and Mason Greenwood replacing them. United then sought to attack and find what could be a winner in this 1-1 stalemate at this late stage of the game. That was what it was after 90 minutes, an avoidance of a defeat, one goal scored. More to do.

Manchester United

1 David De Gea

The Spanish goalkeeper made a few goos saves against Arsenal, particularly the double save at the end of the first half, which stopped Arsenal from possibly taking the lead. De Gea was unable to stop Aubameyang from scoring just before the hour, which made it game on inside a sodden Old Trafford.

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Ratings: Scott McTominay MOTM against Arsenal; Daniel James rivalling him with pace an ability. United need a massive improvement!

The United captain was poor when crossing the ball, which is to be expected as he’s never been all that great of late. In order to fit into this team, Young needs to be able to take set-pieces and corners effectively and for me he just does not do that. He might be the captain but like Valencia last season, he does not need to pay all that regularly.

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2 Victor Lindelof

The Swede played well against Arsenal, doing well to avert them from scoring in the first half. However, after Tuanzebe misplaced a pass, he all of a sudden stopped as he was aiming to cut the ball out and stop Arsenal from creating a chance which saw Aubameyang tun past him and score - it was ruled as offside with VAR overruling the linesman decision.

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5 Harry Maguire

This was not the best performance of the £80 million summer signing and his overall influence in the game stood at 69%. Lindelof showed weakness at times, as did Tuanzebe, who was playing in an unfamiliar position. United were lucky they only conceded one goal, it could have been worse. However, United should have scored at least one more goal.

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38 Axel Tuanzebe

The 21-year-old was placed in an unfamiliar position, playing as the left-back against Arsenal. He was outperforming his teammates at times, showing his growth at the club. He will certainly be banging on the door to displaced the Lindelof-Maguire partnership this season. Tuanzebe misplaced a pass before the hour which Arsenal took advantage of, finding the equaliser, although it was not all his fault, Lindelof should have cut it out but he didn’t.

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39 Scott McTominay

Scored a banger to take the lead at the end of the first half. Leno saw it coming and watch in awe as the ball sailed past him and into the top left corner of the net. A goal that should show his ability after years of criticism. The midfielder should have scored another goal in this game in the second half. Solskjaer will be pleased with his impact this season, which won’t be enough for some supporters.

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6 Paul Pogba

After reports of the Frenchman giving this squad a a passionate talk last week, I would have expected hi to come out leading this team but in terms of contribution, he had a 68% influence in the game, compared to the 93% influence of McTominay, it is clear that he needs to show his worth to the team, a hell of a lot more. To read that he will demand £600,000 a week to renew his contract just makes it even more laughable.

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15 Andreas Pereira

The Belgium-born Brazilian could have scored the opener at Old Trafford before the 30-minute mark, however, he saw his effort saved by Leno. He played well at times, putting in a shift in the right-wing role which United cannot seem to get filled by a player with glitz and glamour on the flank. Pereira’s night ended in the 74th minute after he was replaced by Greenwood.

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14 Jesse Lingard

The stacking midfielder seemed to be aiming to avert the ball for the majority of the match, not actually getting involved in much during his appearance, which ended 15 minutes from time with Fred replacing him. The soon to be 27-year-old really need to knuckle down on his football or he will be a social media star instead, something he regularly puts more attention to.

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Ratings: Scott McTominay MOTM against Arsenal; Daniel James rivalling him with pace an ability. United need a massive improvement!

The Welshman is a cracking player to have, a bargain at just £15 million. James was the spark before the ignition of the opening goal, running into the box at speed, playing the ball in to Rashford, who failed to bury the ball into the back of the net, playing it out of the box for McTominay to open the scoring. Ryan Giggs will be proud of this new Welsh winger.

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10 Marcus Rashford

The England striker was not fully fit or in the game all that much, back to the missing of chances and the lacklustre finishing. Something is not quire right with him, He played a part in the opening goal, missing his chance, playing the ball out and McTominay scoring his effort.

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Substitutes

17 Fred

Replaced Lingard 74’. The Brazilian had some key passes in the game and helped United defend when Arsenal were seemingly seeking a winner, which never came. Fred needs to play more in order to see if he’s the player United need in midfield. So far, he’s looked sub-par but so did Lindelof in his first season, finding his feet in his second, but he played a lot more than Fred.

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11 Mason Greenwood

Replaced Pereira 74’. The soon to be 18-year-old should have started after his form had shown more promise than that of Rashford of late. He had some involvement in the game but could not find his first Premier League goal.

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Goals: Scott McTominay 45′; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 58′

Assists: Marcus Rashford 45′; Bukayo Saka 58′

Manchester United: De Gea; Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Pogba; Pereira (Greenwood 74′), Lingard (Fred 74′), James; Rashford

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Rojo, Williams; Mata, Matic

Bookings: Marcus Rashford 27′, Andreas Pereira 32′, Ashley Young 41′, Jesse Lingard 68′; Calum Chambers 10′, Granit Xhaka 77′

Confirmed Starting XI: Rashford, Pogba return against Arsenal; Greenwood on the bench

Manchester United will come up against Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League this evening. This is a much-awaited clash but one which surely has a lack of confidence with United in poor form this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will need to have fight, desire, determination and a way of finding goals.

Since the opening match of the season where United beat Chelsea 4-0, Solskjaer’s side has not looked like scoring a second goal in any match they have played since. In the Premier League, they have kept clean sheets in the Chelsea match and a match against Leicester City a fortnight ago. This is not going to be great reading.

Solskjaer’s side has lost twice in the league, once against Crystal Palace and last week against West Ham. Then there are two 1-1 draws against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. United recently beat Astana 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League, drawing 1-1 with Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, winning 5-3 on penalties.

Manchester United:

De Gea;

Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young;

McTominay, Pogba;

Pereira, Lingard, James;

Rashford

Substitutes:

Romero; Rojo, Williams; Mata, Fred, Matic; Greenwood

Arsenal:

Leno;

Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac;

Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi;

Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka

Substitutes:

Martinez; Maitland-Niles, Holding; Ceballos, Willock; Nelson, Martinelli

United and Arsenal have played 230 times in the history of both clubs. United has won 99 times, drawn 48 times and lost 83 times. The last defeat came in the last match played, the reverse fixture last season. Arsenal won 2-0. United did beat Arsenal 3-1 in the FA Cup last season, drawing 2-2 in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

Key Battles and Players: Wan-Bissaka, James and Greenwood lead the battles against Arsenal at Old Trafford

Manchester United will come up against Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday evening. This is a much-awaited clash but one which surely has a lack of confidence with United in poor form this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will need to have fight, desire, determination and a way of finding goals.

Since the opening match of the season where United beat Chelsea 4-0, Solskjaer’s side has not looked like scoring a second goal in any match they have played since. In the Premier League, they have kept clean sheets in the Chelsea match and a match against Leicester City a fortnight ago. This is not going to be great reading.

Solskjaer’s side has lost twice in the league, once against Crystal Palace and last week against West Ham. Then there are two 1-1 draws against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. United recently beat Astana 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League, drawing 1-1 with Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, winning 5-3 on penalties.

Talking about penalties, United have been awarded three in the league this season, two were scored by Marcus Rashford (Chelsea and Leicester City), two–thirds of his goals this season, one was missed by Paul Pogba (Wolves). United seem to be better from the penalty spot than they are creating goals, at this moment in time anyway, which could change.

Key Players: Are these the key players for each team in a bid to win all three points on offer at the Theatre of Dreams?

Manchester United: David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood

Arsenal: Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Key Battles: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Mason Greenwood versus Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and David Luiz.

Key Battle One: Aaron Wan-Bissaka versus Sead Kolasinac

The 21-year-old right-back has been in great form since signing for United in the summer. It is no coincidence that Solskjaer’s three signings are the best three players at the club this season. I guess the more you tell people this, the more they might believe and acknowledge. Aaron Wan-Bissaka might have to break forward a lot more against Arsenal, providing width.

One player that he might be up against could be Sead Kolasinac. The fullback has played four times in the Premier League for Arsenal this season and has seen his side concede six goals, which is not all that great. He has a 67% tackle success, which Wan-Bissaka may need to be wary of, also making one interception, eight clearances and 15 recoveries.

Key Battle Two: Daniel James versus Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Daniel James has so far proven himself as a bargain after making his £15 million transfer from Swansea City in the summer. Playing six times for United in the Premier League this season, the Welsh winger has scored three goals, the same number of goal Alexis Sanchez scored in 32 appearances at the club. A great replacement for the Chilean.

James has looked dangerous on the attack for United every time he has played and has been unlucky not to have scored more goals. One player in the Arsenal ranks he could be up against is Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Greek international has played six times this season, has a 75% tackle success, five interceptions, 23 clearances and 26 recoveries.

Key Battle Three: Mason Greenwood versus David Luiz

The teenager has played four times in the Premier League this season for United and is yet to score his first goal in the league. However, in the UEFA Europa League and the Carabao Cup, Mason Greenwood has scored twice, in successive matches, missing the league defeat to West Ham United due to illness. Greenwood has a 50% shooting accuracy.

Greenwood could well be tasked with leading the line against Arsenal, which for the player who will be 18 on Tuesday, could be a huge task. One Arsenal player he could battle against is David Luiz, who made the move from Chelsea to the club in the summer. Luiz has a 40% tackle success, has played four times, has seven interceptions and 30 clearances.

Greenwood, Chong, Gomes and James to lead United’s attack in 4-2-3-1 formation against Arsenal at Old Trafford?

Manchester United will come up against Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday evening. This is a much-awaited clash but one which surely has a lack of confidence with United in poor form this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will need to have fight, desire, determination and a way of finding goals.

Since the opening match of the season where United beat Chelsea 4-0, Solskjaer’s side has not looked like scoring a second goal in any match they have played since. In the Premier League, they have kept clean sheets in the Chelsea match and a match against Leicester City a fortnight ago. This is not going to be great reading.

Solskjaer’s side has lost twice in the league, once against Crystal Palace and last week against West Ham. Then there are two 1-1 draws against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. United recently beat Astana 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League, drawing 1-1 with Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, winning 5-3 on penalties.

Talking about penalties, United have been awarded three in the league this season, two were scored by Marcus Rashford (Chelsea and Leicester City), twothirds of his goals this season, one was missed by Paul Pogba (Wolves). United seem to be better from the penalty spot than they are creating goals, at this moment in time anyway, which could change.

Goalkeeper: David De Gea

The Spanish goalkeeper was rested during the week in order to be fresh for this clash against Arsenal in the Premier League. It would seem that De Gea will play in the Premier League and Sergio Romero will play in both the UEFA Europa League and the Carabao Cup, which will be good for both players across the season, which will be tough.

De Gea conceded two goals in his last match, the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, however, in the match before that one, he kept a clean sheet at home in the 1-0 victory over Leicester City. United will need to be at their best ahead of this game, which could help put them back into the thick of things in the top half of the table.

Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams

Injuries to Luke Shaw and Phil Jones will keep them out of this match. However, with Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Axel Tuanzebe all fit, the pressure is off in defence, for once. I would expect Tuanzebe to keep his place after his performance in the Carabao Cup, partnering Maguire in the centre of defence. Lindelof could be on the bench.

Wan-Bissaka will keep his place as the right-back and Brandon Williams should be given the chance to carve a name for himself in the left-back position. He did well against Rochdale on Wednesday after replacing Jones at half time with Marcis Rojo moving in from the left-back position into the centre of defence. United have some talented youth in the squad.

Midfield: Scott McTominay, Fred

As Paul Pogba looks unlikely to be fit for this match after suffering from a swollen ankle after the Rochdale match, United will be back to using two of the other three central midfielders against Arsenal. Scott McTominay will win back his place after being rested during the week and Fred could partner him, although I fully expect Nemanja Matic to start.

Fred needs to be afforded time in the centre of midfield in order to find his feet and get himself in form. He was bought because of his form for Shakhtar Donetsk and if he does not play all that often, he is just going to become another flop brought in for a massive fee which the club will not get back – a similar problem from the past six years though.

Attacking Midfield: Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes, Daniel James

Solskjaer seems to trust the 4-2-3-1 formation more than anything else this season. Because of this, I would expect to see Daniel James, Angel Gomes, and Tahith Chong all playing behind the striker. Jesse Lingard may find himself in the team, as he has a history of scoring against Arsenal but having him on the bench to bring on late might be better.

Chong has played a few times this season already but has not yet proven himself at first-team level, leading to some writing him off already. Chong, Gomes and Mason Greenwood have played together in the various age groups in the academy, so if they can find an understanding on the pitch, it might pay off as a masterstroke for Solskjaer.

Striker: Mason Greenwood

The teenager will turn 18 on Tuesday and after scoring two goals in his last two matches, missing the West Ham defeat due to illness, which was unfortunate for United, who had little firepower to get anything from the game. Greenwood is a player who has been praised by Solskjaer time and time again and, at least in his last two appearances, has scored.

About three and a half years ago, Marcus Rashford came through from the academy, tasked with keeping United attacking against FC Midtjylland. He scored a brace in that game. Days later, United face Arsenal at Old Trafford, a game he scored a brace in too. If Greenwood could have the same impact against Arsenal, the mood might change.

Substitutes: Sergio Romero; Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo; Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matic

Solskjaer will need to keep a contingency plan just in case Arsenal run riot against United. There is little point throwing all the experience into the game from the very start – keeping something in reserve is a good plan to have if needed. I don’t think Juan Mata will have the energy required to face Arsenal, so he may not be involved.

Sergio Romero will take a position on the bench as Lee Grant played for the U23s on Friday evening. Victor Lindelof will remain on the bench with Tuanzebe starting. Marcos Rojo could find a place on the bench too, along with Paul Pogba, if fit enough, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Nemanja Matic. The experience, if needed, will be good for United.

Preview: Solskjaer to gamble with a ​youthful squad with aim to get the better of Arsenal at Old Trafford?

Manchester United -v- Arsenal

Premier League

Old Trafford, Manchester

Monday 30 September 2019, KO 20:00 BST

Referee: Kevin Friend Assistants: Scott Ledger; Richard West Fourth Official: Chris Kavanagh

VAR: Mike Dean Assistant VAR: Stephen Child

Manchester United will come up against Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday evening. This is a much-awaited clash but one which surely has a lack of confidence with United in poor form this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will need to have fight, desire, determination and a way of finding goals.

Since the opening match of the season where United beat Chelsea 4-0, Solskjaer’s side has not looked like scoring a second goal in any match they have played since. In the Premier League, they have kept clean sheets in the Chelsea match and a match against Leicester City a fortnight ago. This is not going to be great reading.

Solskjaer’s side has lost twice in the league, once against Crystal Palace and last week against West Ham. Then there are two 1-1 draws against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton. United recently beat Astana 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League, drawing 1-1 with Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, winning 5-3 on penalties.

Talking about penalties, United have been awarded three in the league this season, two were scored by Marcus Rashford (Chelsea and Leicester City), two thirds of his goals this season, one was missed by Paul Pogba (Wolves). United seem to be better from the penalty spot than they are creating goals, at this moment in time anyway, which could change.

Form: Three wins in the last three matches for Arsenal puts them in great form ahead of United clash at the Theatre of Dreams. United will need to put in a shift in order to get a much-needed result and confidence booster.

Manchester United: WLWWDL

Rochdale 1-1 (5-3 pens) W, West Ham United 2-0 L, Astana 1-0 W, Leicester City 1-0 W, Southampton 1-1 D, Crystal Palace 2-1 L

Arsenal: WWWDDL

Nottingham Forest 5-0 W, Aston Villa 3-2 W, Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 W, Watford 2-2 D, Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 D, Liverpool 3-1 L

Top Scorers: United have four goalscorer this season whereas Arsenal have ten. United need to find more ways to score goals or risk falling further behind.

Manchester United: Daniel James and Marcus Rashford have scored three goals each this season in the seven matches the club has played.

Goals: 3 – Daniel James, Marcus Rashford, 2 – Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood

This season needs to find improvement for United. A 2-0 defeat to West Ham and a penalty victory over Rochdale has seen United sink to new lows this season. It is clear that some players are letting the team down and that needs to be addressed. If players do not want to perform, they should be free to find new futures for themselves.

Arsenal: Callum Camps and Ian Henderson have both scored four times for Rochdale this season with the club playing 12 matches so far.

Goals: 7 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 2 – Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli, Joe Willock, 1 – Bukayo Saka, Calum Chambers, Lucas Torreira, Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Rob Holding

Arsenal had a mixed start to the season but seem to have recovered. Currently the six eighth in the league and a victory over United could see them rise into third. With potential unlocked in the squad with talented youth scoring goals, the confidence of this Arsenal squad will be much higher than that of United’s. Another low, maybe?

Team News: Injuries still problematic but youth could be given a chance at the Theatre of Dreams against Arsenal.

Solskjaer will be without both Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah who are recovering from knee injuries. Phil Jones looks likely to miss club football until after the international break. Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial could still be out of action for the foreseeable future, although the former returned to training during the week.

Marcus Rashford could play again before the international break and Paul Pogba could be out of the match against Arsenal due to an ankle problem which seemed to rear its head again after the Rochdale match earlier in the week. Brandon Williams, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood could all be vital in this match.

Arsenal will be without Alexandre Lacazette and have doubts over both Konstantinos Mavropanos and Emile Smith-Rowe. In the 5-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney all returned to action. The likes of Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson could all be in line to face United at Old Trafford.

Predicted Starting XI: Young to be given a chance against Arsenal? It will be a gamble but the talented youth need to get good first team experience in order to develop.

Solskjaer may have a plan but on the basis that Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, and Luke Shaw will remain out of this match, it is likely that youth will be given the chance to get some first team experience in the Premier League. Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and Brandon Williams

Match Prediction: United need one more victory to make it 100 wins against Arsenal. However, it is not going to be an easy game for Solskjaer’s side.

United and Arsenal have played 230 times in the history of both clubs. United has won 99 times, drawn 48 times and lost 83 times. The last defeat came in the last match played, the reverse fixture last season. Arsenal won 2-0. United did beat Arsenal 3-1 in the FA Cup last season, drawing 2-2 in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

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