The last time Manchester United traveled to the capital, they had to thank David De Gea for the three monumental points that were carried north with them.
On Friday, however, it seems that the Spanish stopper will be delivered the night off. De Gea was not seen boarding the train at the Stockport station on Thursday afternoon and Sergio Romero, one would think, will be in charge of ensuring that United's perfect record continues in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Arsenal .
De Gea's performance against Tottenham on January 13 that secured the 1-0 victory against Mauricio Pochettino's team was a reminder, if ever it was necessary, of why the goalkeeper has won the prize for the player year at Old Trafford in four of the last five. seasons.
The standard has been set astronomically high by United's most valuable badet, and Romero could expect the four of United to allow him to spend a quieter night than Sunday afternoon, since De Gea denied 11 shots in the second half against the Tottenham.
The Argentine has made three appearances for United this season, the first of which ended in a layoff against Derby, and his inclusion is likely to be one of the few that the Reds add another notch in Solskjaer's imposing reign to date.
United have scored 19 goals over the course of the Norwegian's seven games in charge and face Arsenal in a series of four losses in nine.
The Gunners lost by four at Liverpool and two against Tottenham in that race, but inflicted a defeat on Chelsea in their last attempt to give Unai Emery a glimpse of hope for the visit of the rejuvenated Reds of Solskjaer.
Alexis Sanchez could be online to meet his former colleagues, starting on the left flank after recovering from the second of two hamstring injuries he suffered since late November.
The 30-year-old could form a front with Jesse Lingard and the fit Marcus Rashford, against a trio of midfielders from Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.
Ashley Young is a good bet to start immediately, with Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof beginning to form a convincing partnership at the heart of United's baseline. Luke Shaw should start on the left back.
The best stories of Manchester United today