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Manchester United make Alejandro Garnacho and Hannibal Mejbri squad decisions for Arsenal clash

Manchester United will meet Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime, but not before first facing them in the Premier League 2.

Alejandro Garnacho has been included to Manchester United’s Premier League squad for this weekend’s match against Arsenal.

 

The Argentine winger, who was on the bench for the first team’s loss to Liverpool earlier this week, will be back in Ralf Rangnick’s squad for Saturday’s meeting at the Emirates. Garnacho, 17, was not named to United’s U23 squad for their encounter against Arsenal on Friday evening, according to the Manchester Evening News, because he is with the senior team.

 

Hannibal Mejbri, who impressed with his tenacity in a cameo against Liverpool on Tuesday night, starts at Old Trafford in the youth game, implying he won’t be part of the team that travels to London this weekend. Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay have both been named to Manchester United’s squad for Saturday’s Premier League match against Arsenal.

 

United’s players arrived at Manchester Airport on Friday afternoon for the travel to London in preparation for Saturday’s vital match at the Emirates. Arsenal’s midweek triumph over Chelsea has boosted their position in the race for fourth, with Ralf Rangnick’s team currently three points behind the Gunners and Tottenham.

 

Both of those teams have a game in hand, albeit against each other, but United will feel they need a win at the Emirates to re-establish their top-four ambitions. Varane has missed United’s last three games due to a calf injury. McTominay has missed the same three games, although he was on the bench at Anfield on Tuesday, despite the fact that he hadn’t trained and was just there in case of an emergency.

 

Rangnick also announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the squad. The 37-year-old returned to training on Wednesday after missing the Liverpool game due to compassionate leave following the death of his baby boy.

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