Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday in what will be Arsene Wenger's 58th and final time in the Arsenal dugout at Old Trafford. The Gunners may rest a number of key individuals after Thursday night's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid and with next week's return trip to Spain also in mind, Wenger may name a weakened side.
He will of course also want to go out on a high against nemesis Jose Mourinho, which may temper any aspirations of doing so against the hosts, who themselves are looking to cement their place in the top two.
Here is the strongest potential lineup Mourinho could name on Sunday at Old Trafford:
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David de Gea will keep his place in goal, the bane of Arsenal in recent years.
United's back-four from their semi-final victory over Spurs in the Emirates FA Cup could remain largely unchanged, however Antonio Valencia is a slight doubt with a calf injury. Should the full-back not make it, Victor Lindelof or Matteo Darmian are replacement options.
Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are likely to get the nod in the middle, with Ashley Young keeping his place at left-back.
The hosts will again likely go with a three-man midfield. Whilst Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba should keep their places, the one place on the left of midfield will be a battle between Ander Herrera and Juan Mata.
With Herrera in the better form in late season however, the former Athletic Bilbao man should get the nod.
Alexis Sanchez will play for the first time against his former employers this weekend, with Jesse Lingard on the opposite flank.
Romelu Lukaku is in good form of late and has a decent goalscoring record against the visitors. The Belgian will look to carry on that way against Arsenal this Sunday.