Manchester United take on rivals Arsenal in the Premier League lunchtime kick-off this Saturday, in a game which sees bitter enemies Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger go head to head for the first time since Mourinho took the reigns at Old Trafford in the summer after being sacked by Chelsea during the 2015/2016 campaign.

Mourinho has had a mixed start to life at Old Trafford despite high expectations following several big money signings, which included a record transfer fee for Frenchman Paul Pogba, and Manchester United can not afford to lose against Wenger's high-flying Arsenal side if they are to have any hope of winning the Premier League title this season.

In terms of players, both Man Utd and Arsenal have a wealth of first class performers at their disposal, so it's time to take a look at who makes our combined starting 11 list before the big clash between these two titans takes place on Saturday.

Goalkeeper - David De Gea

It's a tough choice between De Gea and Cech. Cech is as experienced and reliable as you'll find between the sticks in world Soccer, but we give the Spaniard De Gea the slight edge over his Czech counterpart. De Gea has saved a struggling United side more times than can be remembered in the past few seasons and has won the clubs player of the year for a consecutive three seasons.

Right-back - Hector Bellerin

Possibly the best right-back in the Premier League at the moment.

Bellerin has pace in abundance and his performances for Arsenal over the last few seasons have linked him with a big money movie to La Liga giants Barcelona.

Centre-back - Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal's vice-captain has been consistently solid at the back over the past few season's and is without a doubt one of the best centre backs in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old is also a regular starter for the French National team.

Centre-back - Eric Bailly

Manchester United paid £30 million to secure the services of the gifted Ivory Coast international in the Summer from Villarreal and so far he has been worth every penny so far the Red Devils paid. Bailly will miss Saturday's fixture due to injury, a big loss for Man Utd.

Left-back - Luke Shaw

The young Englishman continues to struggle with injuries again this season but still has the potential to go on to be one of the best left-backs in world football if given time.

Right-midfield - Juan Mata

Ironically sold by Mourinho to Man Utd whilst the 'Special One' was in charge at Chelsea, Mata has been one of United's few stand-out players so far this season.

Centre-midfield - Paul Pogba

Pogba has showed shades of his brilliance but so far he has failed to live up to the magnitude of his price tag. However, there is a reason Manchester United paid a world record sum for the 23-year-old.

Centre-midfield - Ozil

The master of the assist, Ozil has been one of the Premier League's stand out performers over the past two seasons and is a rightful nominee for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Left-midfield - Theo Walcott

Plagued by injuries and inconsistent performances, Walcott now seems to be having one of his best seasons under Arsene Wenger since moving to Arsenal with lofty expectations as a teenager.

Central-Attacking midfield - Alexis Sanchez

Sensational again this season, with six goals and four assists in 11 Premier League games. Could easily find a place in any Premier League side.

Striker - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The infamous Swede has done it all and, at 35-years-old, is still one of the best goalscorers in the game. Man United will miss Ibrahimovic's goal threat on Saturday as the forward is suspended for the game.

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