Manchester United will be looking to confirm a top four finish and further boost our chances of a second-place finish with victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier this week that this will be his final trip to Old Trafford as Arsenal manager as he announced he will be leaving the Gunners at the end of the season after more than two decades in charge.
Alexis Sanchez faces his former club for the first time since moving to Manchester United back in January.
Arsenal have the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie at Atletico Madrid coming up on Thursday so Wenger has rested a number of his star players for today’s game.
The two teams confirmed for today’s game are as follows:
David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez
Substitutes: Joel Periera, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Victor Lindelof makes his 12th Premier League start as both Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are absent from today’s matchday squad. Jose Mourinho did say in Friday’s press conference that Sergio Romero had been his only absence at the time.
Ander Herrera continues in a central midfield three following a man of the match performance in our FA Cup semi-final victory over Arsenal’s big rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, last weekend. Jesse Lingard starts on the right as we predicted on Friday with Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all on the bench.
David Ospina; Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Sead Kolasinac; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Granit Xhaka; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Reiss Nelson, Alex Iwobi; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitutes: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Joe Willock, Danny Welbeck, Eddie Nketiah
20-year-old centre-back Konstaninos Mavropanos makes his Premier League debut alongside Calum Chambers in the middle of a back four.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan starts for the visitors in his first return to Old Trafford since being part of the Alexis Sanchez trade in January. The Armenian will be partnered with Reiss Nelson and Alex Iwobi in supporting striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is cup tied midweek.
Arsene Wenger has also named youngsters Rob Holding, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah on the bench today.
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