Live updates and analysis as Man Utd travel to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Manchester United are back in Premier League action as they take on Arsenal this evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to a shock defeat to Sheffield United in midweek and know a positive response is essential if they are to keep their hopes of an unlikely title bid alive.
Arsenal are undefeated in their last six Premier League matches with Mikel Arteta’s side currently only sat behind Manchester City in the latest form table. However, United are unbeaten in 17 away league games, their joint-longest run without defeat on the road in their top-flight history.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made several changes from the team that lined up against Sheffield United in midweek, with the most notable change seeing Edinson Cavani start and Anthony Martial drop to the bench.
United XI vs Arsenal: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani.
Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Martial, James, Telles, Matic, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Greenwood.
Stick with us for all the early build-up and match updates LIVE from the Emirates.
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59′- ARS 0-0 MU
Beautiful link-up play between Martial and Shaw on the left, the ball is drilled in to Cavani but Soares clears just wide of his own post.
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Arsenal injury scare
Willian only came on at half-time, but he is down in pain with a knee injury.
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Arsenal on top
Arsenal have had 83 per cent of the possession this half. United are being suffocated of the ball.
51′ – ARS 0-0 MU
Wan-Bissaka shown yellow for a lunge on Soares.
50′ – ARS 0-0 MU
Another chance for Arsenal is wasted as Pepe’s low shot is blocked superbly by Maguire.
49′ – ARS 0-0 MU
Willian is picked out at the back post but fails to find the target as he fires straight at Wan-Bissaka.
Arsenal started the brighter.
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United need to give Cavani what he wants
United will have been pretty happy at half-time, the lack of the goal that their dominance has deserved the only negative really, even the enforced substitution has worked out well, only cementing their control of this game. Rashford has looked the most likely player to break the deadlock but if there’s one area where United will want to improve it’s getting more from Cavani, who was on the periphery for that 45 minutes. When the ball went central it was to Fernandes and Cavani had to go looking for involvement rather than waiting for the ball to come to him. United need to provide him with service centrally.
46′ – ARS 0-0 MU
For the hosts.
46′ – ARS 0-0 MU
We’re back under way.
Solskjaer responds to Amad Diallo and Joe Hugill performances vs Liverpool
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited about the development of teenage striker Joe Hugill after he plundered four goals as Manchester United Under-23s thrashed Liverpool 6-3.
The young United side ran riot at the AXA Training Centre, with debutant Amad Diallo also scoring twice in the Premier League 2 fixture.
HT | ARS 0-0 MU
The half-time verdict
A decent game, but United have been wasteful.