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Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United will have too much for Arsenal – as long as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are involved.

Rashford has been out injured since the West Ham defeat last week while Pogba missed three games before returning in the Carabao Cup.

Both have travelled to Old Trafford this evening and could play in the Monday Night match against Arsenal.

And Carragher believes despite both sides struggling this term United are better than their result show.

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Sky Sports: “I think Manchester United seem very pessimistic, in terms of their supporters going into the game and I can understand that, it was really poor last week and obviously what happened against Rochdale.

“But it is still Old Trafford and it is still a big thing to go there. I think there was talk of Leicester going there a few weeks ago and that they were going to beat Man United, but it’s not easy going to Old Trafford, no matter what team it is.

It is still Manchester United, and Arsenal’s record is still really poor away from home, even going back to Arsene Wenger. Unai Emery hasn’t changed that, even in the big games.

“I think if Manchester United could get Pogba on the pitch and Rashford….and aren’t completely decimated. If they have got a half decent side out, I think Manchester United will beat them.”

And when asked for a score prediction he said: “I will go 2-1 Manchester United.”

Arsenal will go fourth with a win tonight while United will jump into the top half if they get the result.

And Roy Keane thinks, with it being at Old Trafford, that United need the result more than the Gunners.

Speaking on MNF, he said: “I’m going to say United, being the home team.

“Obviously, they’ve had a tough start. I hope United turn up tonight with a good performance.”

And when pressed for what he wants from the game he added: “Hunger, desire, quality, give everything they’ve got, hunt in packs. Close people down, some goals.”

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