Man Utd predicted line-up to face Tottenham - Two changes expected with key decisions on Pogba & Ronaldo
We’ve had a look at how Ralf Rangnick might choose to line-up for the visit of Spurs.
It’s a huge game for both teams in the race for the top-four places, and a Spurs win would see them move ahead of United, having played two games fewer.
That’s why collecting three points at Old Trafford is of such importance for the Red Devils, and why they need to select as strong a team as possible.
But those hopes took a hit on Friday when Rangnick announced neither Luke Shaw or Scott McTominay would be involved against Spurs.
The latter has picked up a calf problem, while Shaw is still unavailable as he continues to test positive for Covid-19.
McTominay’s absence could be more keenly felt - United have had issues in midfield all season, but the Scotland international has been their most consistent performer in the middle.
However, Ragnick does have more options up front, and the German confirmed in Friday’s press conference that Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani are back in contention this weekend.
United had to play with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in attack last week, but the return of his two main strikers is a big boost for Rangnick.
Whether both are fit to start is another matter, as Ronaldo and Cavani recover from respective injuries, and we’ve taken a look at how we think United will start against Tottenham.