Manchester United will take on Arsenal in the weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday 28 February.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is at 2pm GMT.Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.
Manchester United come into the game against Arsenal in a buoyant mood following back-to-back victories over Shrewsbury Town and FC Midtjylland in the FA Cup and Europa League respectively. Their Premier League form, however, is questionable as they have won just one of their last four games, with their latest result being a loss against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Louis van Gaal will be keen for his team to get back on track in the league a well as they chase a place in the top four, which at the moment looks unlikely as they currently in sixth place, six points behind local rivals Manchester City. The Red Devils are also facing a major injury crisis with a number of first-team stars missing ahead of the game. David de Gea's return will be a big boost, but the participation of Chris Smalling still remains in doubt due to a shoulder injury.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are coming into the game on the back of a disappointing loss to Barcelona in the Champions League, but have been in decent form in the Premier League. Their latest result was a last gasp win over title rivals Leicester City, and have lost just once in the last six games. The Gunners are searching for their first English top-flight title in over a decade and will be keen to take all three points at Old Trafford as they look to continue to keep the pace with their rivals.
Arsenal have not beaten United at Old Trafford since 2002, and Arsene Wenger, who has most of his first-team stars at his disposal will be keen to set the record straight on Sunday (28 February).
What Managers Said
Louis van Gaal [on Midtjylland win and Arsenal]: "It was not only the players who played but also those on the bench and the players who are injured. They were all there laughing and talking with each other. They were all happy. Normally I would expect this, a lot of confidence, but now we have to play against one of the best teams in the Premier League. It's a challenge on Sunday and more of a challenge because we have to play within two days. That's also different, but I think the recovery can go better than ever."
Arsene Wenger: We go into a very difficult game on Sunday. We have a good level of confidence and we want to use that level of confidence that we gained from our win against Leicester to have a positive result.
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Manchester United to win: 28/11
- Draw: 12/5
- Arsenal to win: 16/13
- Injured: Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Keane, Darmian, Fellaini, Schweinsteiger, Young, Januzaj, Valencia
- Doubtful: Smalling, Martial
- Suspended: N/A
Possible XI: De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Herrera, Schneiderlin; Depay, Mata, Lingard; Rashford
- Injured: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Wilshere (foot), Cazorla (knee), Rosicky (thigh)
- Doubtful: N/A
- Suspended: N/A
Possible XI: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Ramsey, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud