Wednesday 18 October 2017

Revealed - Manchester United fans pick who should start up front against Arsenal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United manager has a big call to make as he decides who will lead his forward line against Arsenal on Saturday - and the club’s fans have give him a huge hint who they want to see in the chief striking role in our Twitter poll.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, Mourinho has to decide whether to start with club captain Wayne Rooney after a week when a large chunk of the UK media has lambasted him following what they perceive to be the crime of sharing a drink with some of members of the public at the England team hotel.

Mourinho may also be tempted to start with Anthony Martial in the central striking role, even though the Frenchman has struggled to find his best form after a sparkling first season at Old Trafford.

Yet our poll confirms that United fans want a third candidate to fill the chief goal getter role this weekend, as they have backed teenager Marcus Rashford to terrorise Arsenal once again after his two goal showing against the Gunners last February.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger suggested Rashford was the player he fears in his pre-match press conference and now these comments have been backed up by a vote of confidence from United fans in their local hero.

“Lets not forget that last year, the guy who killed us was Rashford,” stated Wenger.

“I watched him against a Danish team in midweek before we played at Old Trafford last season and he scored and I could see straight away that this guy could be dangerous.

“On crosses his movement was good, the way he moved in the box was strong. He took everyone by surprise because no one knew him in England.”

There is no doubt the name United fans want to see on Mourinho’s team-mate to fill Ibrahimovic’s big boots and now we wait to see whether the United manager agrees with this choice:

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