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Confirmed Man Utd XI to face Arsenal: Pogba starts, Van de Beek on bench

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United starting XI to face Arsenal ahead of the crucial Premier League fixture at Old Trafford. 

United can leapfrog Mikel Arteta’s men with a game in hand if they secure victory today, and confidence should be sky-high after Wednesday’s thrilling 5-0 drubbing of last year’s Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

Solskjaer has opted for the same back four that kept a clean sheet against Leipzig in midweek, with Victor Lindelof retaining his place in the side ahead of Axel Tuanzebe.

Alex Telles is currently isolating with after returning a positive coronavirus test so is unavailable for an Old Trafford debut.

Donny van de Beek is unfortunate to drop to the bench after a stellar performance against Leipzig; Bruno Fernandes comes in for the Dutchman and makes up what looks like a midfield diamond with Paul Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay.

Hat-trick hero and man of the moment Marcus Rashford starts up front alongside Mason Greenwood, with Edinson Cavani waiting to make an impact from the bench.

See the United line-up in full below, via the club’s official twitter account:

Keep updated with all in in-game highlights and reaction from this afternoon’s crucial fixture on Stretty News.

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