Man Utd handed fresh blow as two key players left out of squad to face Arsenal

  • Man Utd host Arsenal in Premier League on Sunday
  • Injury crisis continues as two players surprisingly left out
  • Gunners need win to go back to top of table
Man Utd face Arsenal on Sunday
Man Utd face Arsenal on Sunday / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Manchester United have not named Marcus Rashford or captain Bruno Fernandes in their squad to face Arsenal.

The Red Devils take on the Gunners in their final home game of the season. While the hosts are merely fighting for a place in Europe, the visitors are still in the hunt for the Premier League title and will go back above Manchester City with a win.

Erik ten Hag revealed in his pre-match press conference that Rashford and Fernandes were in contention for returns having resumed first-team training this week, but neither have been selected in their matchday squad.

United will instead line up with a midfield trio of Sofyan Amrabat, Kobbie Mainoo and Scott McTominay, while Alejandro Garnacho, Amad Diallo and Rasmus Hojlund will lead the attack. A makeshift defence of Diogo Dalot, Casemiro, Jonny Evans and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will start in front of goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have again been able to name an unchanged lineup.

Despite heading into this contest as heavy favourites, Arsenal have only won once at Old Trafford in the Premier League since 2007, with that sole victory coming behind closed doors during the 2020/21 season.

United were victorious in this fixture last season, prevailing 3-1 thanks to a debut goal from Antony and two from Rashford.

Man Utd starting XI: Onana; Dalot, Casemiro, Evans, Wan-Bissaka; Amrabat, Mainoo; Amad, McTominay, Garnacho; Hojlund

Arsenal starting XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Rice, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Trossard; Havertz