We spoke about the implications of his team selection in this week’s podcast and Sir Alex has given a resounding vote of confidence to his young players by carrying on with the team that beat Tottenham on Monday.
Thankfully there is a return for Rio Ferdinand but he will have to make do with a place on the bench as Jones and Evans continue in the heart of the defence.
Starting XI: de Gea; Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra; Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young; Rooney, Welbeck
Subs: Ferdinand, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Fabio, Lindegaard, Hernandez
Arsenal XI: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Koscielny, Djourou, Traore; Ramsey, Coquelin, Walcott, Rosicky, Arshavin; Van Persie