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    Niall

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    Date - Sunday, February 28 2016.
    Kickoff Time - 1405 Hrs GMT.
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.




    League standings and form guide

    5. Manchester United : WLWDL
    3. Arsenal : DLDWW


    Previous Meetings

    Arsenal 3 : 0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Arsenal

    Arsenal 1 : 2 Manchester United

    Arsenal 0 : 0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Arsenal


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 80
    Arsenal wins - 68
    Draws - 45


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    Team News

    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini, Wayne Rooney and Will Keane ruled out. Antonio Valencia has returned to training. Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Anthony Martial, David de Gea and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson doubtful.

    Arsenal

    Tomáš Rosický, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain ruled out. Gabriel Paulista doubtful.


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    Arsenal Football Club - nicknamed The Gunners - are a professional football club based in Holloway, London, England; and were founded in 1886 as Dial Square, by the workers of the Royal Arsenal armaments facility, before being subsequently renamed as Royal Arsenal. Arsenal are one of the most successful and popular clubs in the history of the English league, with a trophy haul than includes 13 League titles, 12 FA Cups, and 2 League Cups, among others. Since the arrival of current manager Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have built a reputation for playing an attractive, streamlined style of football that rivals some of the best teams in Europe while boasting the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie. The club plays its home games at the Emirates Stadium, and has a bitter sporting rivalry with neighbors Tottenham Hotspur in a match termed the North London Derby; apart from a competitive rivalry against the other major clubs of the Premier League, especially Manchester United - in an affair that peaked in the late 1990s-early 2000s period.


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    charlenefan

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    Tonight was a massive confidence boost by I hope Smalling and De Gea are back to give us a chance in this game
     

    wr8_utd

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    Don't care about rest of the league season but need a draw atleast here to dent Arsenal and their chances.
     

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    Feck it, keep Rashford in there

    ------------DDG-------------
    Varela-Smalling-Blind-CBJ
    -------Morgan-Herrera-----
    Memphis----Mata-----Martial
    ------------Rashford---------
     

    Raw

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    I see the 5-0 Arsenal predictions are in :lol:

    Can't see us winning this really. I'm more excited to see how the kids will do.
     

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    De Gea
    Valera Smalling Blind Rojo
    Carrick
    Herrera Morgan
    Mata Rashford Memphis​
     

    ivaldo

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    If we have Smalling, Martial and CBJ back we stand a chance, but I really don't fancy the back 4 if we don't.
     

    nemanja15

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    Best case scenario:

    de Gea

    Varela
    Smalling
    Blind
    Marcos Rojo

    Carrick
    Schneiderlin

    Mata
    Herrera
    Memphis

    Martial

    But I wouldn't have any qualms about Borthwick-Jackson or Rashford starting.
     

    FC Ronaldo

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    Amongst the hype of tonight, I'm not looking forward to this game one bit. Bad feeling about it.
     

    littlepeasoup

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    Give peas a chance.
    Wish this fixture had the billing and intensity of previous seasons. Putting one over on that lot was all the more sweeter.

    Still will be I suppose.
     

    bubbles_

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    I predicted 1-1 but that was me being optimistic, I guess it depends who we have back fit. We were pretty depleted when we scraped that win at the Emirates last season...who knows.
     

    Annihilate Now!

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    Not confident. Our defence is in tatters, and it's just like us to lose when we seem to building any semblance of momentum.
     

    Kevin

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    Martial might play, LvG says it's more of a precaution to leave him out.
     

    Flying_Heckfish

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    If we can play with the tempo we showed tonight, we stand a fraction of a chance. We have to play arsenal on the transition.

    As it stands though, not looking good.
     

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    We play the same team that we did tonight then they'll rip us to shreds, but hopefully DDG, Rojo, Smalling, CBJ, and Martial will have some sort of chance of playing,
     

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    The Arsenal defence will have gone from playing against Messi, Neymar and Suarez to Martial, Memphis and Lingard. They won't break a sweat.*

    Not expecting us to win, but as long we we put in a respectable performance I'll be happy.

    *Super Jinx
     

    shabadu84

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    what do people recon will be our midfield. That will pretty much decide it.
    We risk getting overrun. 3 man midfield is necessary IMO so I would probably drop Lingard, Mata out wide, start Rojo at CB, and push Carrick forward into DM. Front 3 of Memphis, Rashford, Mata though obviously plug Martial in if fit
     

    horsechoker

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    If we can't make top 4 lets at least put a dent in Arsenal's title hopes, City's too when the time comes.
     

    Reynoldo

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    Not confident. Our defence is in tatters, and it's just like us to lose when we seem to building any semblance of momentum.
    I think we could be ok. These two games were make or break as opposed to building momentum. Beat Arsenal then everyone will be changing their tune and saying we have the momentum so we will mess up the game after Arsenal.
     
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Man of the Match

Marcus Rashford image Marcus Rashford 86% of 915 votes

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Score Predictions

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Detailed Results

  • 15% Man Utd 2:1 Arsenal
  • 13% Man Utd 1:2 Arsenal
  • 13% Man Utd 1:1 Arsenal
  • 10% Man Utd 0:2 Arsenal
  • 7% Man Utd 1:3 Arsenal
  • 6% Man Utd 1:0 Arsenal
  • 5% Man Utd 0:0 Arsenal
  • 5% Man Utd 0:3 Arsenal
  • 5% Man Utd 2:0 Arsenal
  • 3% Man Utd 2:2 Arsenal
  • 3% Man Utd 0:5 Arsenal
  • 3% Man Utd 5:0 Arsenal
  • 2% Man Utd 0:1 Arsenal
  • 2% Man Utd 1:4 Arsenal
  • 2% Man Utd 3:1 Arsenal
  • 2% Man Utd 0:4 Arsenal
  • 2% Man Utd 3:0 Arsenal
  • 1% Man Utd 3:2 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 5:5 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 2:3 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 2:4 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 4:1 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 4:2 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 4:3 Arsenal
  • 0% Man Utd 5:4 Arsenal
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