Manchester United XI vs Liverpool: Maguire and Ronaldo Out, Elenga In – Rangnick to Make Five Changes
Ralf Rangnick’s squad travels to Anfield this evening knowing that a win would increase their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League while also hurting their opponents’ title prospects.
Varane, a former Real Madrid defender, is a major injury doubt for the trip as he recovers from a muscular issue.
“[Varane] was with the team in training, he was on the pitch with one of our rehab coaches,” Rangnick stated on Monday. “It’s the same situation with the other wounded guys.”
Scott McTominay (foot), Edinson Cavani (calf), Luke Shaw (leg), and Fred (hip) are still out for United.
Bruno Fernandes should be fine after being in a car accident on Monday morning.
“He was practicing with the team obviously the accident happened on the way to Carrington,” the interim boss stated. “As far as I’m aware, no one was hurt.” He was OK, and he’ll be fine tomorrow.”
Rangnick will have to decide whether to keep Jesse Lingard in his starting lineup after a rare appearance in the win over Norwich.
Paul Pogba’s place is in doubt after he was substituted at the weekend to boos from the Old Trafford supporters.
On Monday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez confirmed the untimely death of their infant son.
Manchester United’s predicted starting XI: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Telles; Fernandes, Matic, Pogba; Elanga, Sancho; Rashford.