Man Utd XI vs Newcastle: Ronaldo in - Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest, Premier League today
Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Manchester United agaisnt Newcastle in the Premier League today.
Anthony Martial was in a race to prove his fitness, after he was forced off in the first half against Everton a week ago, with the boss confirming on Friday that the forward could be available but does not start.
Ronaldo came on in Martial’s place at Goodison Park and scored his 700th goal in club football, and United are withouth the Frenchman.
“It’s too early to say something about that,” Ten Hag told the meida. “We have to wait, we have to see how [Martial] progresses in the coming hours.
“Of course, we hope he will be available but if not, we do it with other players because it’s always about the players who are available and we have a good squad, as you see, and also subs can make a difference.”
Christian Eriksen was rested for the victory over Omonia but should return, with Casemiro starting again in the absence of Scott McTominay who is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season.
Harry Maguire remains out with a hamstring injury but is expected to return to training next week, while there are longer-term issues for Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The United boss had a decision to make at left-back, with Luke Shaw getting the nod after Tyrell Malacia started in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Starting Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo
Time and date: 2pm BST, Sunday October 16, 2022
Venue: Old Trafford
Referee: Craig Pawson, Jarred Gillett (VAR)