Ralf Rangnick has named an unchanged starting XI for his first game as interim manager, but the Manchester United boss will shuffle his field if they welcome the Young Boys to the Champions League
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Ralf Rangnick has indicated that he will make a number of changes to the Manchester United starting XI for Wednesday’s Champions League game against BSC Young Boys.
The Red Devils defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 two days ago in the Premier League with an unchanged team in their first game as interim manager.
However, after Rangnick has already won Group F and thus secured entry into the knockout round, Rangnick is expected to make a number of changes when the Young Boys who are on the hunt for Europa League qualification to come to town.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard recently joined a busy treatment room with Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, and Edinson Cavani.
Despite Rangnick’s limited options, the temporary boss has still hinted that he will shuffle his pack for United’s dead-rubber fight at Old Trafford.
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“It is quite possible that we will bring a few new players with us because the next game is on Saturday, an away game in Norwich.” [City]âSaid the 63-year-old.
“It is possible, we will talk about that in Carrington tomorrow.
“The problem is that we can only play against players who are in the Champions League list.
âFor example Phil Jones, whom I would like to give playing time to on Wednesday after his long-term injury, unfortunately he is not on the list, so we have to focus on players who are allowed to play.
“It’s possible, I don’t know if we’re going to be playing with all new 10 players because I don’t know if we have enough players on the list, but it’s definitely possible that we will play with some new players.”
Mason Greenwood is poised to take Cristiano Ronaldo’s front row seat after setting up Fred’s 77th-minute winner as a substitute on Sunday.
19-year-old Anthony Elanga also appeared from the bench in the win, while Donny van de Beek made a cameo.
The pair could have both starts, but one youngster is definitely out of competition – and the country.
Teenage star Hannibal Mejbri is in action with Tunisia for the Arab Cup and won the Man of the Game award when his nation beat the United Arab Emirates 1-0 on Monday.
A number of other child prodigies could emerge, however, as UEFA allows academy players to join the Champions League squad B-list 24 hours before kick-off.
While Rangnicks XI is hard to predict, the formation the Red Devils will appear in seems more specific.
Against Palace, United scored success in a 4-2-2-2 and the German favors shaping with the staff at their disposal.
“We had enough space with Jadon [Sancho] and Bruno [Fernandes] In these number ten positions, our full-backs can play forward and demand the ball on the wings, “he explained.
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“That was the reason why I went for a 4-2-2-2.”
Rangnick added: “We played with two strikers, Marcus [Rashford] and Cristiano up front with Jadon and Bruno in 10th position and for the rest of the team it was the same position as always.
“I just thought it might be better to be in control in the middle of the pitch while Cristiano has a partner up front and I think it worked out fine.”