Solskjaer has three key Man Utd decisions to make before Arsenal clash

Manchester United go up against Arsenal in a crunch Premier League clash at Old Trafford and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has three important decisions to make when it comes to his team selection.

United go into the game off the back of an excellent 5-0 win over Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig in the Champions League and, after Solskjaer made a number of changes for that game, he has some tough decisions to make.

In midfield, Solskjaer has preferred a pairing of Scott McTominay and Fred in recent weeks, with Bruno Fernandes in a more advanced role.

Record signing Paul Pogba, £40m new boy Donny van de Beek and the experienced Nemanja Matic have had to settle for a spot on the bench but all three started against Leipzig.

Pogba and Van de Beek in particular impressed and Solskjaer will have to decide whether either player has done enough to warrant a start against Arsenal.

Fred could be in line for a rest after playing the full 90 minutes in United's last three games over the space of just eight days, leaving room for either Pogba or Van de Beek to start.

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Another player who impressed against Leipzig was teenage forward Mason Greenwood, who netted United's opener with an excellent first time finish.

With Anthony Martial serving the final game of a three-match suspension after his red card against Tottenham Hotspur and Edinson Cavani still working his way to full fitness, having not started a competitive game since March, Greenwood is likely to be given the nod in attack.

However, what position he is deployed in remains to be seen, with Solskjaer utilising three different formations in United's last three games.

Against Paris Saint-Germain, he deployed a back three before reverting to his favoured 4-2-3-1 in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

He changed it again for the Leipzig clash, opting for a midfield diamond and it will be interesting to see how United line up against Arsenal.

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