Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan won't play against Arsenal May 7

"Jose is going to be there for years and that's a major plus for the club, the players and the supporters with United heading back to the Champions League".

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck fails to hit the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Small wonder Mourinho and Wenger are not snarling. That is not normal.

Arsene Wenger says managers must be "careful" when criticising their own players and "control what you say".

United, on the other hand, obviously visit Arsenal tomorrow before a daunting visit to White Hart Lane, followed by another tricky away fixture versus Southampton before finishing with a potential banana skin at home to Crystal Palace - if form at Old Trafford is anything to go by.

Arsenal will be playing without midfielder Granit Xhaka who faces an ankle injury from the last week's Tottenham match. At the end of the day, that's what I make of it. Of course we're strong enough, we are Manchester United and we can do this.

One player who seems to have benefitted from the new system is Petr Cech, who was truly world-class in last week's game.

"We had a bit of luck today with the first goal". He was a menace down the right flank and it was his excellent cross that led to the second goal.

As the quarter of an hour mark approached, Danny Welbeck nearly got through for Arsenal but was denied by Ander Herrera after he had drifted away from Phil Jones and cut into the area.

Jose Mourinho had to wait for Arsene Wenger to emerge from the tunnel before kick-off and greeted the Frenchman with a fairly terse handshake. With the club without the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it may be down to the youngster once again to come up with the goods on Sunday - unless he is one of the players to be rested by his manager this weekend. Both teams will be desperate for three points to boost their hopes of securing a Champions League soccer qualifying spot.

The visitors' final throw of the dice saw 20-year-old attacker Scott McTominay thrown on for his Premier League debut six minutes from time.

His decision to play Monreal at left centre back last week was a odd one, especially with Rob Holding playing so well the week before. Substitutes: Hector Bellrin (for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 84): 6, Francis Coquelin (for Xhaka, 76): 6, Olivier Giroud (for Welbeck, 84): 6.

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