Jose Mourinho has hinted he will play a weakened side against Arsenal on Sunday with the game squeezed between our Europa League semi-final with Celta Vigo.
We won the first leg 1-0 on Thursday night in Spain and now travel to Arsenal on Sunday before the return left at Old Trafford next Thursday night.
The Portuguese man has insisted he take the Europa League more seriously over the Premier League with our hopes of a top four finishing been dented by frustrating draw at Swansea last weekend.
We also have a huge injury list and welcome new players on the list with Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young both hobbling off at Celta.
Mourinho speaking after the game against Celta suggested he would be making plenty of changes for Sunday’s game which could give the Gunners a boost as we seek to finish the season strongly.
‘The players that are in accumulation, the players that are with lots of minutes because we played nine matches in April and this one, so 10 matches in four-and-a-half weeks,” he said via the Daily Mail.
‘The players that are in accumulation, they are not going to play next weekend.”
Marcus Rashford is surely a doubt after his injury on Thursday and with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also out of the squad, Mourinho will turn to Wayne Rooney as the lone option in attack.
The likes of Ander Herrera and Henrikh Mkhitaryan may also be rested while victory for Arsenal would love them two points behind Mourinho’s men with a game in hand.