It’s a big game for…
Anthony Martial: The French forward looked set for a bright future at Old Trafford when he burst onto the scene at the beginning of last season, scoring in his debut against fierce rivals Liverpool. However, Martial has regressed this season and has been disappointing to the extent that he has been dropped by France and has not started a Premier League match since August.
The two sides went head to head at Old Trafford in September 2003 and played out a 0-0 draw, an extremely significant result for Arsenal as they went on to finish the season unbeaten.
After being reduced to 10 men, Arsenal then conceded a late penalty which Ruud Van Nistelrooy hit against the bar. Defender Martin Keown, who had given away the penalty, infamously reacted rather aggressively towards the Dutchman.
Player to watch…
Alexis Sanchez: Arguably Arsenal’s best player this season, Sanchez has thrived as the central striker of the Gunners’ attack, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in all competitions. The Chilean forward comes into this game on the back of scoring two goals in an impressive 3-1 win over Uruguay on Tuesday evening.
Past three meetings…
Manchester United 3 (Rashford 2, Herrera) Arsenal 2 (Welbeck, Ozil)
Premier League, 28 February 2016
Arsenal 3 (Sanchez 2, Ozil) Manchester United 0
Premier League, 04 October 2015
Manchester United 1 (Herrera) Arsenal 1 (Blackett o.g.)
Premier League, 17 May 2015
Manchester United: WLWDLW
Kick-off time: 12:30pm, Saturday 19 November
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1
Manchester United to win: 6/4
Arsenal to win: 9/5
Draw: 23/10Reuse content