Louis Van Gaal vs Arsene Wenger on Sunday

2:05 PM GMT at Old Trafford . Premier League
Manchester United

Manchester United
Arsenal

Arsenal

Manchester United face third-placed Arsenal on Sunday afternoon in the hot English Premier League matchup at Old Trafford. With spirits raised this week by two wins and a new Old Trafford hero emerging in Marcus Rashford, the Red Devils might yet spring a surprise.

Memphis will be hoping to impress against Arsenal

Photo: Memphis Depay will be hoping to impress against Arsenal on Sunday

Reports say United will assess Frenchman Anthony Martial, who missed Thursday’s win against Midtjylland with a hamstring injury. Again, injury-hit United, who were missing 14 players in midweek, will also monitor star stopper David De Gea and blocker Chris Smalling. I hope the duo will be fit enough to feature in this all important clash with the Gunners.

United’s Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring during the Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Manchester United and FC Midtjylland in Manchester, England, Thur, Feb. 25, 2016 . AP Photo:Jon Super

Photo: Old Trafford hero emerging in Marcus Rashford

United will welcome Arsene Wenger’s third-placed side to Old Trafford on Sunday as Van Gaal’s men are currently six points adrift of the Champions League places. However, while Van Gaal is well aware of the awesome challenge that lies ahead this weekend with the Gunners in form, he’s encouraged by the spirit he witnessed on Thursday night.

Manchester United vs Arsenal

“I have never seen the dressing room like that. It was not only the players who played but also those on the bench and the players who are injured. They were all there laughing and talking with each other. They were all happy” said van Gaal.

Louis Van Gaal

Photo: Louis Van Gaal | Happy as a lark in the dressing room

“Normally I would expect this, a lot of confidence, but now we have to play against one of the best teams in the Premier League. It’s a challenge on Sunday and more of a challenge because we have to play within two days. That’s also different, but I think the recovery can go better than ever.”

MANUTD reported that Michael Carrick, who captained van Gaal’s side against Midtjylland, described the game against Arsenal as “massive” and is hopeful that a number of players who have recently been sidelined will return on Sunday to face the in form Gunners.

I hope so, for my well being . . .

Up Man U!

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