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Possible Manchester United starting line-up against Arsenal

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Manchester United travel to the Emirates on Wednesday to take on old foes Arsenal, with David Moyes side eager to get back to winning ways after a poor draw at the weekend.

339341 heroa Possible Manchester United starting line up against Arsenal

David Moyes’ side could only manage a 2-2 draw with bottom side Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the Cottagers describing United’s game plan as ‘straightforward’ after the game.

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Their trip to Arsenal is arguably the most important in years, with fourth place looking further and further away for United. A win at the Emirates could well breath new life into their Premier League season however, while a defeat could effectively end it.

Team news

Defence: Moyes recalled Rafael to the starting lineup on the weekend, and could keep faith with the Brazilian, and with Jonny Evans and Phil Jones struggling with injury, Chris Smalling is set to remain beside Nemanja Vidic in the heart of defence.

Midfield: Darren Fletcher should retain his place in central midfield due to Jones’ injury concerns. Adnan Januzaj will be vying for a starting place, having had a hand in both United goals against Fulham, with Ashley Young potentially giving way.

Attack: Robin van Persie should lead the line, with Wayne Rooney playing just off him. Moyes may opt for a fluid front four, with Mata and Januzaj dovetailing the attacking pair in a similar vein to Liverpool’s devastating tactics against Arsenal on the weekend.

Predicted line-up: 

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Comments (5)

  1. how i wish rooney drops to partner carrick in midfield,introduce kagawa to play behind rvp with mata and januzaj on either flanks and have rafael,smalling,vidic & evra at the back this could bring smooth flow and get goals. kagawa can deliver coz the gunners are not all that physical.

    • i agree with u Robert Rooney should partner with carrick and allow kagawa to play behind Rvp, he has d ability to break arsenal defence with his one touch passes

  2. i don’t reely know what is happening with mr moyes dt is benching kagawa. why?

  3. Rooney should partner Van Persie up front, Mata and Carrick in midfield and Nani and Valencia in the wings will be a fine setup against Asernal.

  4. kagawa should take carrick’s place then carrick should take fletcher’s place