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How Manchester United could line up against Arsenal

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester United could line up for Sunday's crucial Premier League clash with Arsenal as they prepare to welcome key first-team players back.

Manchester United could cap off a memorable week when they take on top-four rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Red Devils pulled off a miraculous comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in dramatic circumstances - a game which will have only increased their appetite to ensure that they are in the competition again next season.

Just one point separates them from fifth-placed Arsenal ahead of their trip to North London, though, and they could even start the match outside the top four should Chelsea beat Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the day.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could line his side up for this weekend's showdown.



Possible MNU XI vs. ARS

Out: Alexis Sanchez (knee), Antonio Valencia (calf), Juan Mata (hamstring), Jesse Lingard (hamstring)
Doubtful: Eric Bailly (knock), Matteo Darmian (knock), Anthony Martial (groin), Nemanja Matic (muscle), Ander Herrera (hamstring), Phil Jones (ill)

> Click here for Manchester United's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

United's triumph in Paris was made even more remarkable by their lengthy list of absentees, but they could be boosted by the return of some key players this weekend.

Paul Pogba is definitely available again after serving a European suspension in midweek, while Solskjaer suggested that Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic could all be ready to return from injury too.

The knock which forced Eric Bailly off against PSG is nothing serious and he will be in contention to feature, as should Phil Jones after illness, but Solskjaer may opt to stick with the centre-back pairing which performed so well in the French capital.

Ashley Young is expected to drop into right-back - although Diogo Dalot is also pushing for a start - while ahead of him Marcus Rashford may be forced back out wide given the fine form of Romelu Lukaku, who has scored twice in each of his last three outings.

> Click here to see how Arsenal could line up for this fixture

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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