Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Saturday in what will be the first of four consecutive home games for the Red Devils across all competitions.


United go into this game at the back of a 3-1 thrashing of Swansea City in the league at the Liberty Stadium. Jose Mourinho's men languish at sixth on the table six points of fourth place which co-incidentally is being held by Arsenal who are level on points with third place Manchester City.

Mourinho has not lost a single game against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in any of the 13 league and cup matches where they have faced each other.

Wenger's only victory over Mourinho was in the 2015 Community Shield.

But there is cause for optimism for Wenger as his team are on a tremendous unbeaten run in the Premier League since losing 3-4 to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at the Emirates back in August in the opening weekend.

The last time the two sides met was back in February last season. Teen sensation Marcus Rashford scored a brace on his league debut for United as they grabbed all three points in a scintillating 3-2 victory over the Gunners.

Team News and Predicted Line-ups


Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up his fifth yellow card in the league in the victory over Swansea and as a result will face a one-match ban meaning he will be watching the game from the stands.

Wayne Rooney was recalled from the England squad on Monday with what was reported as a minor knee injury. So it remains to be seen whether he is fit for the game. Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial, who is presumed to be fit, are expected to start up front.

De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Herrera, Carrick, Pogba, Mata, Martial, Rashford.


There were fears over talisman Alexis Sanchez's fitness as the Chilean suffered a muscle injury in training while on international duty. But all fears were dispelled as the former Barcelona man scored twice to give Chile a 3-1 victory over Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers.

Hector Bellerin will be out for a month with an ankle ligament injury.

Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez are also sidelined for the game.

Cech; Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez.

Last Five League Clashes

United 3:2 Arsenal

Arsenal 3:0 United

United 1:1 Arsenal

Arsenal 1:2 United

Arsenal 0:0 United

Betting Odds

William Hill: 8/5 Manchester United to win, 23/10 for a draw and 7/4 Arsenal to win.

Bet 365: 6/4 Manchester United to win, 23/10 for a draw and 7/4 Arsenal to win.