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Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Fan Feedback & Predictions

The Gunners are on a roll and coming to town. How will José Mourinho and United fare against Unai Emery’s Arsenal?

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Manchester United face a tough test against Arsenal as they look to end their 3 game win-less run in the Premier League. The Gunners are currently in 4th with an 8 point advantage over the Red Devils, and could prove a major hurdle for José Mourinho and company. The Special One needs a win as both the winter schedule and his own seat begin to heat up.

We’d like to hear your thoughts and predictions for how United should prepare for the big match, and how you think they’ll perform come game time.

Let us see your predictions in the polls and in the comments!

Injuries and Suspensions

Injuries couldn’t have come at a worse time. United are in a slump, the pressure is mounting on the players and the manager, and now an already weak defensive corps has been hit with a fresh wave of injuries and suspensions.

Victor Lindelöf is still out for a few more weeks, Ashley Young is suspended, and now Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, and Eric Bailly are all in doubt for Wednesday’s fixture. In addition, the front line could be missing Romelu Lukaku, who finally ended his goal drought against Southampton, and former Arsenal man Alexis Sánchez.

However, with the injuries of first team regulars could come an opportunity for those on the bench to make an impression. United are in desperate need of change, though clearly Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matić as defenders is not addressing that need positively.

Which player on the fringes of the squad are you most excited to see given a chance?

Poll

Which defender should be given more of a chance?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Diogo Dalot
    (28 votes)
  • 21%
    Marcos Rojo
    (11 votes)
  • 9%
    Matteo Darmian
    (5 votes)
  • 9%
    Phil Jones
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Other
    (2 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which midfielder should be given more of a chance?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Fred
    (29 votes)
  • 38%
    Andreas Pereira
    (21 votes)
  • 5%
    Scott McTominay
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Other
    (2 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now

Attack

José Mourinho has shaken up the formation in an attempt to stop the bleeding and score more goals, but it hasn’t worked since before the Manchester Derby loss. Even top scorer Anthony Martial was benched to start the Southampton game.

With Alexis and possibly Lukaku out for the upcoming match, who should start up top against Arsenal? (Assuming the formation remains the same)

Poll

Who should start in attack against Arsenal?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Martial and Rashford
    (41 votes)
  • 7%
    Rashford and Lingard
    (4 votes)
  • 13%
    Martial and Lingard
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (Comment)
    (0 votes)
52 votes total Vote Now

Paul Pogba

Much has been made of the Pogba-Mourinho work relationship all season, and rumors of Mourinho giving Pogba the hair dryer treatment this weekend could be supported by the out of focus performance the Frenchman put on at the St. Mary’s Stadium last Saturday.

Regardless, Pogba is a leader in the team, and is certainly the most talented midfielder in the side. Will he start against Arsenal regardless of the media attention, or will Mourinho make another power move?

Poll

Will Paul Pogba start against Arsenal?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Yes
    (43 votes)
  • 18%
    No
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    Substitute
    (2 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now

José Mourinho

United have earned just 2 points from their last 3 matches, their 22 points through 14 games is one of their worst ever starts to a Premier League season, and they’ve only managed to win at home 3 times in the league this season. Many fans continue to call for Mourinho to be sacked, and it’s starting to seem like a real possibility.

Should Mourinho be sacked immediately If United lose to Arsenal at home?

Poll

Should Jose Mourinho be sacked if United lose to Arsenal?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Yes
    (46 votes)
  • 25%
    No
    (16 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now

Result

Finally, give us your prediction for Manchester United vs. Arsenal.

Poll

Predict the result for Manchester United vs. Arsenal

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Big United win
    (5 votes)
  • 16%
    Close United win
    (14 votes)
  • 11%
    Draw
    (10 votes)
  • 36%
    Close Arsenal win
    (31 votes)
  • 29%
    Big Arsenal win
    (25 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now