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Manchester United have considerable defensive worries ahead of Arsenal clash

06 December 2018
Manchester United have considerable defensive worries ahead of Arsenal clash

Error-strewn as it might have been, there could be no faulting the entertainment in the first Manchester United-Arsenal fixture since 1986 to take place without either Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in one of the dug-outs.

Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on a Marcos Rojo mistake in the second half only for Jesse Lingard to respond nearly immediately, meaning each side had to settle for a draw that does not greatly benefit their top-four ambitions. "If Arsenal take the lead, they could ask serious questions of Man United". Anthony Martial hit back with an equaliser for United on the half hour mark.

However, immediately after the kick off Jesse Lingard put United back on level terms.

Those were the days when Mourinho could try nearly anything and come out the victor.

In recent weeks, Real Madrid have been mentioned as possible suitors for the United misfit but now it appears that Inter Milan could be taking an interest.

But in the one-and-a-half seasons he had at Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan was hugely underwhelming.

Arsenal hasn't won a Premier League game at Manchester United's famous stadium since September 2006, a run of 11 games, of which the Gunners have drawn three and lost eight.

NBC Sports Network will broadcast Manchester United versus Arsenal. I wonder if Arsenal will offer him a new contract?

On Wednesday night, Mourinho attempted to give his team a spark by dropping the club's two most expensive signings, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, to the substitutes' bench.

Sanchez joined United in January of the 2017/18 season having enjoyed a four-season spell with Arsenal where he scored a creditable 80 goals in 166 appearances. The results seem pretty conclusive to me!

Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and Diogo Dalot - who have made two Premier League starts between them this season - are the only defenders certain to be available to play Unai Emery's side at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

"We were waiting and waiting and waiting to see who could, who couldn't, and I think we are going to be in a similar situation this time".