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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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Who will win Sunday's Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United?

Arsenal
Draw
Manchester United
Arsenal
33.3%
Draw
13.3%
Manchester United
53.3%
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163

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