Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney began on the bench for Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Arsenal following per week of unflattering headlines.
Rooney, 31, needed to apologise after being pictured trying the more severe for put on as he mingled with visitors throughout a late-night time marriage ceremony social gathering on the England group resort final weekend.
Having withdrawn from England obligation with a minor knee damage, he began on the bench for United, with 19-12 months-outdated Marcus Rashford filling in up entrance for the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
In whole, United supervisor Jose Mourinho made 4 modifications as Antonio Valencia, again after a fractured arm, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Rashford got here into his beginning XI.
There was a giant increase for Arsenal, who can provisionally go prime of the desk with victory, after Alexis Sanchez was handed match to begin up entrance.
Sanchez scored twice for Chile in a three-1 World Cup qualifying win over Uruguay on Tuesday, regardless of Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger warning it will be “suicidal” for him to play because of a hamstring downside.
Wenger made three modifications from the 1-1 derby draw with Tottenham Hotspur as Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey changed Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi.
Proper-again Bellerin has been dominated out for 4 weeks with an ankle damage.
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