Friday 20 October 2017

Wayne Rooney on bench for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal

Groundsmen mark out the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford
Groundsmen mark out the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney ended a difficult week among Manchester United's substitutes for the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old has been mired in controversy following pictures of last weekend's late-night antics when away with England, but returned from a minor knee injury to be involved on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho decided to name Rooney on the bench, with Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford among those brought in.

United right-back Antonio Valencia also returned, just three weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured arm, while Alexis Sanchez was fit to start for Arsenal despite concerns over his fitness.

Carl Jenkinson was drafted in at right-back for the injured Hector Bellerin, with Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey the other alterations.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Pogba, Martial, Rashford

Arsenal: Cech, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Alexis

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