With Liverpool losing yesterday and, in so doing confirming Manchester United’s place in The Champions League next season,
you might worry that the collective red foot will come off the gas against Arsenal.
But Manchester United will be desperate to avoid the tricky two-legger that comes with finishing fourth in the league. With some dangerous teams in the hat, anything can happen when the squad is not match-fit or accustomed to playing together (we expect several more signings this summer).
Furthermore, many Manchester United players are fighting for their club futures. So it should be a hum-dinger.
Manchester United’s best two outfield players, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick are out, as is Luke Shaw.
So surely this is the perfect opportunity for Angel di Maria to show his desire to stay at the club. It’s now or never and, if he doesn’t play, we can safely assume that the lad will be on his way out of the club this summer.
RvP will play up top and we would like to see a slight change in formation to allow for Mata in the hole and Young and Di Maria either side, with Herrera and Blind anchoring the midfield.