You could be forgiven for expecting Manchester United to struggle on Saturday against Arsenal. Before the match, many speculated that a midfield which included Carrick, Fletcher and Nani could come a cropper when faced with the Gunners’ intricate passing game. How wrong that theory proved and the Manchester Evening News reports that Sir Alex Ferguson is now spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a team to face Lyon.
“Today I am lucky I have 22 players here and only Gary and Silvestre not here. It is a fantastic position to be in at this time of the season. If we can keep that it will definitely without question give us a chance.
“The midfield area is where I have the best options. On Saturday we brought a couple of fresh players in, in Fletcher and Carrick, and they were outstanding. You could say I have selection headaches. But when you are picking a team at the level we are at I don’t think you look upon that as a hindrance to achieving the result.”
Will the Scot field an entirely different midfield to the one that played last weekend? It’s clear that Ronaldo, Giggs and Scholes are likely to return to the fold, especially with the latter pair’s Champions League experience. You can also expect some squad rotation for the Red Devils’ visit to St James’ Park on Saturday.