Arsenal vs Manchester United: 5 key battles to watch out for

  • Arsenal vs Manchester United: 5 key battles to watch out for

Arsenal vs Manchester United: 5 key battles to watch out for

During Tuesday night's 4-2 Premier League victory over Watford at Vicarage Road, Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic left the pitch after 54 minutes to be replaced by Ander Herrera.

The Frenchman will line up against the Gunners when the two sides meet tomorrow evening, hoping to close the eight point gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City. Man United is a strong team and I expect us just to cope with the problems they will give us.

Since taking over at Old Trafford in May 2016, former Chelsea manager Mourinho has failed to win any of his seven away Premier League matches against the rest of last season's final top six -- Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Asked by reporters if that would affect his selection plans for this weekend, Mourinho replied: "I think I would always try to play the best possible team, even if the Champions League match was a must-win match".

Young will be looking to go forward at every opportunity and will come up against one of the league's fastest defenders in the form of Hector Bellerin on Arsenal's right flank.

"For Matic to tell me he wants to be replaced, he does not do that if it is nothing important".

"Yesterday I was watching an interesting movie, Borg vs McEnroe and Borg coach was telling him that all the time, one point at a time, think about just one point and I tell my players just think about the game".

Of course, Mourinho has more options in the middle of the park than he did a few weeks ago, with Paul Pogba set to start and play a key role in the game - not to mention the possibility of Marouane Fellaini playing. It is Arsenal, and that is hard enough without us being focused on other things.

"It doesn't matter what comes after, it doesn't matter what happened before". It is just the game, it is Arsenal. "We don't think about that, just Arsenal".