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Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw out of Arsenal game

Louis van Gaal will have to shuffle his pack again.

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Mixed news on the Manchester United injury front, folks. On the down side, inspirational captain/only decent forward Wayne Rooney has not recovered from the dead leg he sustained against Crystal Palace and will not make the game. Nor will Luke Shaw, who is being rested for precautionary reasons after taking a firm smack to the coupon in the same game.

However, record disappointment Ángel Di María and increasingly creaky striker Robin van Persie will be fit. We'd guess that the latter will start up front, and we can only hope he's feeling sharper than he was against West Brom. Marcos Rojo is also back in contention, and might start at left back if Daley Blind gets asked to deputise for Michael Carrick in the middle.

In other news, Jonny Evans is, apparently, a "question mark", which for a defender is probably better than being a exclamation mark but not as good as being a full stop. Rafael's fit (yay!) but won't be considered (boo!) and Andreas Pereira's gone off to be Brazilian.

And finally, a snippet of Arsenal injury news: Danny Welbeck will not be fit. Sorry, narrative fans.