Man United take on Crystal Palace in their final Premier League game of the season but several United players will be absent for this tie and this list includes Cristiano Ronaldo.
United go into this game at the back of a 4-0 humiliation to Brighton and that loss means, they will have to win on Sunday so that they at least get into the Europa League next season.
The players were utterly disgraced after the 4-0 loss and everyone thought they will go all out to try and impress Erik ten Hag(who could be present at the ground) but Ralf Rangnick confirmed that several players will not be on the matchday squad.
Rangnick said in his press conference: “We once again, unfortunately, have quite a few players missing and another couple of players with question marks.
“We have to wait for tomorrow’s last training session, but as it stands now, there will be quite a few players missing but I’m still positive that we will have a strong starting XI and finish the season on a higher note than we did at Brighton.
“I’m positive that the players want to get things right and show and prove to everybody that they are capable to play a lot better than we did at Brighton. I am also positive that they would much rather play in the Europa League than the Conference League.”
Injuries have been a major issue for Man United during the second half of the season and this same issue is going to plague them in the final matchweek as well.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo play against Crystal Palace?
The interim boss has not revealed all the names but according to the media reports, Cristiano Ronaldo will be absent on Sunday.
Ronaldo was hoping to impress Erik ten Hag before the next season but the forward has picked up a hip injury and will not be risked at Selhurst Park.
Erik ten Hag with one more clear message on Cristiano Ronaldo: “Yes, Cristiano is magnificent footballer and a true winner – so I can’t wait to start working with him!”. 🔴 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/eas6Vm2Pen
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 20, 2022
Which other players will miss out for Man United?
Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho both returned to training this week but Ralf Rangnick has hinted that the pair is a doubt for Sunday’s game.
The Man United boss added: “There are a few players definitely missing, please understand that I don’t want to name all those names right now. A few are still question marks, Luke Shaw’s wife gave birth to their second baby today and he was supposed to be back for training tomorrow but apparently, he isn’t, so we have to wait and see if he would be at least available for the bench on Sunday.
“In two days’ training, we had at least one or two players leaving the training session a little earlier because they couldn’t finish the session because they had problems. That was Jadon [Sancho] and Phil Jones, so we need to wait until after the session tomorrow.”