It will be Manchester United up against north London side Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday evening, as both sides try their best to compete for places at the top of the table.

It will be third spot up against sixth, with both sides looking to climb up the table. With the Gunners set to go into the game at the back of a 2-0 loss to European champions Barcelona, the Red Devils will be really confident as they head into the match with a 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.

Louis van Gaal’ side were superb in the last game and will want to replicate that amazing form in this one, with a place in the top four up for grabs. Arsene Wenger would know that it is a must win game, if his team wants to keep their title challenge alive.

The home team have 14 players out with injury with David de Gea, Chris Smalling and Anthony Martial possibly fit for the match. Skipper Wayne Rooney will miss the game, along with German international Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, who won’t make it on time. Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini will not make it in time as well, along with Phil Jones, Adnan Januzaj, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Will Keane seeming doubtful for the game.

Wenger will have players like Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missing as well with Gabriel Paulista probably fit for this all important match.

Predicted lineups:

Manchester United:
De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Carrick, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Mata, Depay; Martial.

Arsenal:
Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.

Goalkeeper:

David de Gea and Petr Cech will start at goal at the opposite ends, for either side.

Defence:

The defence will persist of a bavk four for either side, will a solid defence to keep a check for the two teams.

Midfield:

Nothing too serious to keep a tabs on, with either side looking to dominate possession in the game. It will be interesting to see how things work out in the match.

Attack:

Olivier Giroud vs Anthony Martial, the most probable battle between the two sides. It will be interesting to see how things work out, though the result on the match could be dependent on this battle.