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Cavani & Rashford start, no van de Beek: Predicted Manchester United XI vs Arsenal

Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford looking to build on their four-game unbeaten streak stretching back to the 4-1 win away at Newcastle United.

The Red Devils romped home to a comfortable 5-0 midweek win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League, thanks to a hat-trick from hometown hero Marcus Rashford.

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However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some big decisions to make, with Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes and Rashford all pushing for starts.

Football FanCast have taken a look at how we think Solskjaer will set his side up for the clash with Mikel Arteta’s men, which sees the club legend make three changes to the team that beat RB Leipzig.


United’s first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea will most likely keep the gloves, as the Spanish international has impressed in recent weeks, having kept two consecutive clean sheets in a row.

The 29-year-old should take his place between the sticks behind a back four consisting of club captain Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, with Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka alongside them in their usual positions on opposite sides, as Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus.

Fred and Paul Pogba impressed against RB Leipzig so both midfielders should keep their places in the starting line-up, whilst Nemanja Matic drops to the bench to make room for Bruno Fernandes.

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Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Solskjaer admitted United are starting to look like themselves again after a dramatic U-turn in results. He said: “At the moment, we are looking like a Man United squad because I’ve got opportunities, I’ve got options for places.

“Any successful team in the modern era of football has had that option to rest players and to rotate.”

Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is in contention to start as Anthony Martial serves the remainder of his three-game ban after he received a red card in the humiliating 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Rashford has hit a hot streak, as he has scored four goals in his past three games, which means he is expected to start on the left wing, whilst Mason Greenwood seems to have recovered from his recent injury, so summer signing Donny van de Beek could be benched for the game against the Gunners.

AND in other news, Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford outshone Bruno Fernandes to steal the show against RB Leipzig

Article title: Cavani & Rashford start, no van de Beek: Predicted Manchester United XI vs Arsenal

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