Manchester United will be missing just four players against Arsenal this weekend, with the majority of their squad fit and available.
Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard are both unsurprising absentees, with neither featuring since the international break due to their injury setbacks. Alex Telles will join the pair after testing positive for COVID-19 this week.
“Alex won’t be ready, no,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed. “So apart from that I would think everyone else at the moment looks like they could be involved.”
The rest of the United squad are fit and healthy, but Anthony Martial will miss out through suspension. He picked up a straight red card for violent conduct against Tottenham Hotspur and this is the third game of that suspension period.
As a result, United will be able to name a team similar to the one that thrashed RB Leipzig in midweek. They’ll drop Anthony Martial for Marcus Rashford, Donny van de Beek for Bruno Fernandes, and possibly bring in Edinson Cavani for one of the midfielders, but the rest will be roughly the same.
David de Gea in goal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw in defence, Fred, Paul Pogba and Fernandes in midfield with Rashford, Cavani and Mason Greenwood ahead of them. That’s my prediction.
There are a few alternatives, like playing Juan Mata on the right, playing McTominay or Matic in midfield, or putting Dan James in the team somewhere (we can only hope). But the general point is that Solskjaer has pretty much a full-strength side available.