Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole names United side to face Arsenal

Sunday 01 November 2020 15:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United team to take on Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The Reds face Mikel Arteta's Gunners on the back of a superb 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek, but are still looking for a first home victory of the Premier League campaign.

There are three changes to Wednesday's night XI with Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, who all came off the bench to good effect, being introduced to the side.

Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial make way, with the French forward serving the final game of his three-match domestic suspension.

Rashford, who hit his first senior hat-trick in midweek, looks set to play up front with Mason Greenwood.

Speaking before kick-off to MUTV, Ole said: "We hope we can carry on of course but every game lives its own life. You’ve got to lay the foundations with your work and the first hour against Leipzig laid the foundations for a fantastic result in the end.

"It's a big game for us, a vital one and, of course, the rivalry will be fierce as you always expect it to be. There have been a few fights both on and off the pitch here so let’s hope we can come out on top.”

Asked how he feels about taking charge of his 100th United match, the manager added: "“I’m not really one to look back on milestones - first one, 50th one, 100th one.

"The next one is almost the most important so for us if we can get the performance like we had last week then I am sure we can get a result.”

United to wear special kit article

The actual shirts worn by the players against Arsenal will soon be up for auction.

United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes; Greenwood, Rashford.

Substitutes: Henderson, Tuanzebe, Williams, Mata, Matic, van de Beek, Cavani.

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Tierney; Elneny, Partey, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang (c).

Substitutes: Runarsson, Mustafi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Pepe, Nketiah

A minute's silence is being held before kick-off as a tribute to Nobby Stiles MBE, who sadly passed away on Friday, and as a mark of respect ahead of Remembrance Sunday.