Manchester United XI vs Sheriff: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Europa League today

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 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Manchester United have named their starting XI to face FC Sheriff tonght with Cristiano Ronaldo leading a strong line-up.

The trip to Moldova comes off the back of a dispiriting defeat at home to Real Sociedad that got their Europa League campaign off to an ignominious start, while Sheriff comfortably beat Omonia before making it three wins in a row on the weekend.

A number of players were rested by the United boss last week and the postponement of the Crystal Palace and Leeds games has pushed Erik ten Hag towards a full-strength side on Thursday.

Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford sat out the defeat while Luke Shaw is back in training after a foot injury. However, Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were not in the 22-man squad picked to travel to face Sheriff.

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Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek and Facundo Pellistri all miss out alongside Brandon Williams. Ten Hag has since asserted that Rashford’s injury is not a long-term concern.

“It’s not really bad and we expect him back quite soon in the team,” he said on Wednesday.

A number of young players are also vying to feature with Zidane Iqbal, Charlie McNeill, Radek Vitek and Alejandro Garnacho on the bench.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Eriksen, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.

Subs: Heaton, Vitek, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Iqbal, Elanga, Garnacho, McNeill.