Today at 18:30 at Old Trafford, the Manchester United and Arsenal teams will renew the old feud with each other in the Premier League. Unlike many other cases, this time the two teams do not come into direct clash for the title, but in fact the match is largely only protocol. The Red Devils have largely secured 2nd place in the final standings until the Gunners have agreed that they will not finish in the top 4 and will likely remain in the 6th position in the table.
However, both teams are expected to approach the game very seriously and to throw for the victory, which always brings joy to the fans and great prestige. Moreover, it will be the last such derby of the emblematic manager Arsene Wenger, who hopes to hit the big rival last before leaving Emirates.
United, however, is in a good series against Arsenal lately. The team has recorded 10 games without defeat from the “Spades” of Old Trafford (7 wins and 3 draws). Quite interesting is the collision of the two backup benches where the two mentors are not in the best position. This will be the 19th match between them, with the advantage of the Portuguese side, who has 9 wins, 7 draws and only 2 losses from the Frenchman.
Manchester United has no particular staff problems before today’s match. Only goalkeeper Sergio Romero remains in the infirmary. Antonio Valencia returns to the group after recovering from the muscle problem he was struggling with after playing against Tottenham Hotspur for the FA Cup.
At the same time, manager Arsene Wenger may be tempted to give some key players a break before rebounding with Atletico Madrid on the 1/2 final in Europa League, which at this stage is more important for the Artillery. The French scientist will not be able to use Henry Mhhitryan, who is not yet fully recovered from the trauma he heals. Mohamed Elvene also drops off the bets. Santy Casorla is already training with his other teammates but is not yet ready to start from the first minute.
Premier League, 36 rounds:
MANCHESTER UNITED – ARSENAL
MA Yu: De Hea, Valencia, Baiyi, Jones, Young, Matic, Herera, Pogba, Linggard, Sanchez, Lukaku
ARSENAL: Chek, Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Montreal, Jack, Ramsey, Wilshire, Yubi, Obamayang, Lakazet
Stade: Old Trafford, Manchester
Judge: Kevin Frend