United return from their winter break on Friday with a fourth-round match at Old Trafford. The Red Devils advanced after defeating Aston Villa, albeit in what was hardly one of their best performances.
Indeed, Man United has been chastised for their performances since Rangnick took charge. Despite this, performances have improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure, and the club is still fighting on three fronts.
While the majority of the United squad has recently taken a break, their African and South American players have been on international duty.
Cavani and Alex Telles of Uruguay and Brazil, respectively, will not play. Meanwhile, defender Eric Bailly suffers an ankle injury after playing 120 minutes in Ivory Coast’s quarter-final loss to Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Frenchman Paul Pogba, on the other hand, spent the holiday working on his fitness. He has lately returned from an extended injury layoff and will face Boro, as will Luke Shaw after his own hiatus.
“Paul will be a member of the group.” “He might even start,” interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick said at a press conference. “There are still a couple of players missing, with Edi Cavani returning only on the weekend.”
“He requested two additional days at home.” I knew he couldn’t be in the starting lineup with jet lag and simply returning today or last night.
“Victor Lindelof has been sick all week and hasn’t trained, so he’ll miss tomorrow’s game.”
“The same is true for Jesse Lingard; he asked if we could give him a couple of days off to clear his thoughts.” He’ll be back in the group on Monday and will be a regular member of the entire team.
“Eric Bailly returned yesterday with a swollen ankle swollen ankle.” All of the other players will be present.”
Lingard will be absent following a tumultuous finale to the January transfer window in which he was unable to leave Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, and Amad Diallo, on the other hand, all secured loan exits.