Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League’s Monday night fixture as both teams look to recover stuttering starts to the season.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s first full campaign in charge began with a brilliant victory against Chelsea, United have since won just one out of five league games – suffering defeats to Crystal Palace and West Ham – and are labouring in 11th place.
Unai Emery‘s side capitalised on the summer’s wave of positivity with a promising start to the campaign, before defeat to Liverpool was followed by back-to-back draws leaving the Gunners in eighth place.
United are seriously hampered by injuries going into the fixture leaving Arsenal with a great opportunity to end their 13-year winless run at Old Trafford in the league.
Arsenal are undoubtedly the form team coming into the match and will hope Nicolas Pepe can catch alight after scoring his first goal for the club during their rout of Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup. However, on home soil, and even without a number of key players, United’s players should rise to the occasion in a wide-open and ultimately even game.
Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal
When is it?
Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 8pm.
How can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event with coverage beginning at 7pm.
United are significantly hampered by injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial leaving Solskjaer with little option but to start teenager Mason Greenwood up front. Paul Pogba returned from injury against Rochdale in midweek but sustained a knock to his ankle leaving his starting place in doubt.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will welcome Kieran Tierney back from injury for his first Premier League match. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspended and is almost certain to be replaced by Calum Chambers who impressed in the club’s Carabao Cup win against Nottingham Forest. Bukayo Saka is set to start ahead of Reiss Nelson with Alexandre Lacazette still a long-term absentee.
Manchester United: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba, James, Mata, Lingard; Greenwood.
Arsenal: Leno; Tierney, Luiz, Sokratis, Chambers; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira; Saka, Aubameyang, Pepe.
Manchester United 7/5