Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has told his fringe players that tonight represents a ‘chance to perform’ in the Champions League.
United have already guaranteed top spot in their Champions League group and so the German manager is set to ring the changes for tonight’s dead-rubber.
He has already confirmed that goalkeeper Dean Henderson and playmaker Donny van de Beek will start, while Jesse Lingard and Anthony Elanga could also be named in the starting XI.
Ralf Rangnick has told his Man Utd fringe players that tonight represents a ‘chance to perform’
He has already confirmed that Dean Henderson (left) and Donny van de Beek (right) will start
‘Everyone has the chance to perform and present himself,’ Rangnick said on Tuesday.
‘That is why I am happy to give game time to quite a few of those players to see them under pressure in a Champions League game in front of 75,000 in a sold-out stadium.
‘This is a perfect opportunity to get to know the players, like I did last Sunday against Palace. We have only had a week of training so far.
‘With every training session, every opportunity to see them in competitive games, I will get to know them better.’
Jesse Lingard (left) and Anthony Elanga (right) are also pushing for a start at Old Trafford
Rangnick won his first game in charge against Crystal Palace on Sunday courtesy of Fred’s strike.
Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane have returned to training in a timely boost but tonight’s game will come too soon.
The interim boss is set to make changes with Saturday’s trip to Norwich in the Premier League a higher priority.