Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Arsenal FC
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 20:49
"He doesn't need to make peace", Mourinho said when told that Wenger had expressed willingness to bury the hatchet with him. When there is peace, I don't have any problem.
"I am a big boy". I'm in football all my life. I know that [when there are] problems on the pitch, the next day is not a problem anymore.
"At the last match at Old Trafford we shook hands before and after". We shook hands again.
United put one foot into the Europa final with a 1-0 away win to Celta Vigo on Thursday night, and Paul Pogba has credited the fans with helping them to achieve that advantage, while calling on a similar show of support at the Emirates this weekend.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured and Marcus Rashford due to get a deserved rest the big question is: who will play up front for the Red Devils?
United's defensive injury worries are easing, with Eric Bailly having overcome a problem he sustained in last weekend's 1-1 draw against Swansea City and Chis Smalling returning from a six-week lay-off with a knee complaint.
However the Frenchman is not interested in reports that United will play a weakened team, saying his side still need to play at their best.
The sixth place Gunners need it more, but I have a feeling we'll see a hyper-pragmatic, perhaps even ugly approach to this one (a la the Manchester derby) and an aesthetically displeasing final result.
Arsene Wenger says his Arsenal players are ready to push themselves to the limit in order to beat Manchester United this Sunday and stay in the hunt for a top four finish.
Arsenal finished second and without a trophy last season, and Wenger's side have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.
He added of Wenger: "I think he will be very pleased with me that I am going to be changing my team to play against Arsenal, he will be really happy with me".
"We have no choice".
Granit Xhaka (knock) is out for Arsenal, while Shkodran Mustafi returned to training this week.
We'll have the links to the Man United injury report and Man United starting XI prediction up here soon.
This could be the first season since 1978-79 that neither Arsenal nor United finish among the top four.