MX23RW : Monday, January 24 09:04:38| >> :120:7119:7119:

How Manchester United could line up against Arsenal

How Man United could line up against Arsenal
© Reuters
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Manchester United could line up for Thursday's Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Manchester United will welcome Harry Maguire back from a ban for the meeting with Arsenal on Thursday in the Premier League.

The England defender sat out the draw with Chelsea due to suspension and has not covered himself in glory at all this term, but he will expect to come back into the first XI this week.

Eric Bailly could therefore drop out if United stick with the four-man defence, and Ralf Rangnick's visa situation means that Michael Carrick will take charge of this Old Trafford battle.

Luke Shaw remains doubtful with a head injury, so Alex Telles could be handed another start at left-back while Aaron Wan-Bissaka - who gave away the penalty at Stamford Bridge leading to Jorginho's equaliser - holds his place on the right.

Should the United boss stick with the 4-3-1-2 formation from Sunday's draw, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay could hold their places in a midfield which hardly inspires confidence.

Bruno Fernandes would act as the creative hub in that instance, and Jadon Sancho will hope that his strikes against Villarreal and Chelsea are a sign of better things to come in a United shirt.

Carrick shocked the United fanbase with his decision to bench Cristiano Ronaldo for Sunday's game, but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will surely take his rightful place up top here.

Man United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Telles; Matic, Fred, McTominay; Fernandes; Sancho, Ronaldo

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

ID:471530:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect3669:

How you voted: Man Utd vs Arsenal

Manchester United
49.9%
Draw
17.5%
Arsenal
32.5%
885
Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
France forward Ousmane Dembele pictured on June 19, 2021
Read Next:
How Man United could line up with Ousmane Dembele
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23183255144157
2Liverpool22146258193948
3Chelsea24138348183047
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd2211563630638
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham23114841311037
6Arsenal2111373325836
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs2011362624236
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2110471916334
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2261242323030
10Leicester CityLeicester207583437-326
11Aston Villa2182112832-426
12Southampton2251072634-825
13Crystal Palace225983134-324
14Brentford2365122638-1223
15Leeds UnitedLeeds215792440-1622
16Everton2054112435-1119
17Norwich CityNorwich2244141345-3216
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2129102143-2215
19Watford2042142340-1714
20Burnley181981627-1112

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!