NEW MAN UNITED ERA BEGINS WITH HEAVYWEIGHT ARSENAL. THURSDAY KICK OFF PREDICTION.
Manchester United’s new caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick begins his new job with a highly anticipated clash against rivals Arsenal.
The German coach is awaiting confirmation of a work permit, so Michael Carrick may be in charge still but the new era begins regardless.
Man United showed some improvement when they played out to a 1-1 draw against leaders Chelsea on Sunday but remain 8th with 18 points.
Meanwhile, Arsenal bounced back from their Liverpool humiliation with a comfortable 2-0 win against Newcastle.
The win leaves the Gunners in fifth place with 23 points, seven adrift of the top.
Old Trafford has not been a fortress after two home wins all season, against Newcastle and Leeds United with the last of them coming in September.
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What time does Man United vs Arsenal start?
The game kicks off at 20:15pm UTC at Old Trafford.
Man United vs Arsenal team news
The biggest surprise over the weekend was Cristiano Ronaldo starting on the bench, but the Portuguese forward will return to the starting XI for this tie.
Jadon Sancho looks a new player since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and should retain his spot alongside Marcus Rashford in attack.
Bruno Fernandes has not been racking in numbers but is unlikely to be relegated to the bench, so he should start with Fred in the center of the pack.
For the visitors, they are likely to remain unchanged from their outing over the weekend with Sambi Lokonga and Thomas Partey in midfield.
Despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s shortcomings, he should retain a spot in the first 11.
Man United vs Arsenal head to head
From the 57 matches played between these two sides, Man United boast the advantage despite a slump in the recent past, winning 25 times.
Arsenal have been victorious on 16 occasions, with the remaining 16 resulting in a stalemate, including a barren draw last time they locked horns.
Man United vs Arsenal current form
Their form is incomparable with Arsenal coming into the game with only one loss in their last five matches, winning all the rest.
On the other hand, United have only won once in that run, losing twice and sharing the spoils in a similar number of games.
Man United vs Arsenal prediction
Despite their recent run of poor performances, United tend to come alive against big teams and Arsenal are known to falter.
So, the home side are favourites to come out on top come Thursday.
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