Ralf Rangnick provided an update regarding Manchester United’s team news for their trip to Everton in his pre-match press conference earlier today. He announced that Cristiano Ronaldo has returned from illness, but revealed that four first-team players are unavailable for selection.
There will be an added boost with the return of Ronaldo, who bagged a hat-trick in his last Premier League appearance. United were without a striker last weekend due to the 37-year-old’s absence.
Meanwhile, Luke Shaw — who was substituted at half-time against Leicester City — will be out for “two to three weeks”, Rangnick confirmed.
The left back is having two metal bolts removed from the leg which was broken back in 2015 on Saturday. It is almost certain that Alex Telles will be starting on Merseyside.
Edinson Cavani is still unavailable, a striker who has had an awful second season in Manchester.
Absentees of Scott McTominay and Raphaël Varane will also hinder United, the two of them are injured and will not travel to Liverpool.
Everton’s team news
For Everton, ineligibility and injury both keep Donny van de Beek out of contention, since Everton are against his parent club.
Frank Lampard suggested that the squad will look similar to the one that travelled to Burnley mid-week. However, Seamus Coleman is likely to start after missing the Burnley game due to illness and Fabian Delph could start after being left on the bench at Turf Moor.
Both Michael Keane and Allan are returning from suspensions. While Yerry Mina has been confirmed as unavailable and Andre Gomes is unlikely to return to the fold.