I thought it would be fun to make a run through of the upcoming Arsenal v Manchester United game using my predicted line-ups, formations and tactics using the popular football game FIFA 15. Obviously I have no idea how to do that but thanks to YouTube channel YeeHD, we have made a video which showcases the main highlights of the game, and it provides a fun “prediction” of what could happen on the day.
The guys at YeeHD asked me for the predicted team selections and for Manchester United I looked at previous line-ups from their last few games. I know David De Gea had an injury scare while away with Spain but I was sure he’d be back for Saturday’s game. Smalling is back from suspension so would naturally replace McNair and with Manchester United still missing Phil Jones I’ve put Smalling in at central defence. Louis Van Gaal has used Antonio Valencia quite a few times on the right side of defence and with his pace he is a solid performer there.
In midfield, it’s a similar story to Manchester United’s previous games with Marouane Felliani starting in the middle with Wayne Rooney just ahead of him, supporting Robin van Persie. Michael Carrick is back in contention after getting over his latest injury (and performing well against Manchester City) so I’ve included him – as he will also give their back four some protection. Angel Di Maria will start as usual on the left, and I’ve replaced Adnan Januzaj with Juan Mata as the Spaniard is a big game player and someone who has scored against Arsenal in the past.
For Arsenal, I am hoping that Arsene Wenger has learnt some lessons in regards to the previous few weeks and put Calum Chambers in central defence. With Nacho Monreal on the bench, it gives Hector Bellerin a chance to show how good he is on the right. I’ve included Theo Walcott for his first start of the season, because he will give the club an added bit of impetus and hopefully give Manchester United something to worry about. I’ve taken out Santi Cazorla who has been off form of late, and included Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his pace and endeavour.
Sanchez and Welbeck obviously start for Arsenal upfront.
So below is the final “prediction” video for the Arsenal v Manchester United game, with all the key moments, goals and final score!
Watch and enjoy!
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