Manchester United are back at Old Trafford after an away assignment in midweek at Burnley.

Southampton are the lunchtime visitors on an afternoon where United need to take their chances and build up some form and momentum again.

(Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Ralf Rangnick has selected his United starting XI for the game with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men and here is how the German has lined his side up.

WEIRDEST European January 2022 transfers

You can see how the side Rangnick has selected compares to our predicted lineup here.

The big news is that Cristiano Ronaldo has been restored to the starting XI in place of Edinson Cavani after he was left on the bench at Burnley.

Cavani is not among the substitutes here, which perhaps indicates his fitness issues have flared up again.

Alex Telles is back on the bench after recovering from Covid, but Fred is still absent after testing positive for the virus.

(Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic were ruled out yesterday, but there is a place for starlet Hannibal on the bench.

Ronaldo’s reintroduction to the side is the only change from the line-up at Burnley, where United dominated the first half but failed to put the game beyond their hosts.

Rangnick will hope his side are more ruthless today, as United get the opportunity to win early and put pressure on their rivals in the chase for a top four spot.

Have something to tell us about this article?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here