Manchester United will take on familiar rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday, December 6 in a potentially do-or-die situation for United manager, Jose Mourinho.

When is the match and how to watch it live

The match between the former Premier League champions will start at 8 pm local time and 1:30 am IST (Thursday).

Star Sports Select 1 & HD 1 will provide live television coverage of the match in India. The live streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Manchester United vs Arsenal preview

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Martial will be key to United's chances against ArsenalShaun Botterill/Getty Images

The two teams head into this game in contrasting circumstances with Arsenal on an unbeaten run and United looking the most vulnerable since David Moyes was sacked.

With an under-fire manager, questionable transfer dealings and a problematic board, it almost seems as though United has turned into what Arsenal was in the last couple of seasons.

Making matters worse for the hosts is their huge list of injured players which forced Mourinho's hand to reach deep into the reserves and bring out the unlikely centre-back pairing of Jones and Matic in the last game.

The manager is also reported to have fallen out with midfielder Paul Pogba and it is uncertain whether the Frenchman would start in an otherwise thin midfield.

Arsenal, on the other hand, is enjoying a fantastic run fuelled by the tirelessness of Torreira in midfield, the pace of Aubameyang up front and the solidity of Sokratis at the back.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery, unlike Mourinho, has been able to stamp his style of football on the players playing a high intensity, attacking brand of football. 

Probable Starting XIs

Manchester United: David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial

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Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, is one of the largest stadiums in EnglandPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal: Bernd Leno; Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding; Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Global TV listings:

  • UK: BT Sport
  • Germany: DAZN
  • Italy: Sky Sport
  • Spain: Movistar+
  • US: NBC Sport
  • Canada: TSN
  • Australia: Optus Sport
  • Bangladesh: Star Sports