Ralf Rangncik has provided a team update for United’s first game back from the winter break, with Germany set to be without four of his players for their FA Cup draw.
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And the Red Devils are back with a FA Cup The Round 4 match takes place at Old Trafford on Friday night.
There are no new achievements for January transfer windowbut the Reds will be without at least four first-team players ahead of this game.
Here’s the current state of play at Old Trafford and the expected return dates for those who miss Friday night.
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Defender Eric Bailly has returned to the Man Utd camp after a month of playing with Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Bailly started all four games for the Elephants, before they were knocked out in the round of 16, but returned with some ankle problems and will therefore miss Friday’s game, while the extent injury is still unknown.
Speaking on Thursday, Rangnick said: “Eric Bailly was back yesterday. He has some problems, his ankle is swollen and therefore will not be in the team tomorrow. “
Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof has had a rough start to 2022 after a Covid-19 match and his house was stolen, leaving him out of action for United this year.
The defender has also been unable to train this week due to illness and will miss the FA Cup tie this weekend, but he could be back for the midweek clash with Burnley.
“Victor Lindelof has been sick all week and hasn’t trained,” Rangnick revealed on Thursday. “So he will also miss tomorrow’s game.”
There are no injury concerns with striker Edinson Cavani but he will miss Friday’s game against Middlesbrough.
The Uruguayan was left out of the starting line-up due to a plane delay following international duty requirements this week, but Rangnick has allowed him the extra time off at his request, even though he We will be back next week.
“He contacted me a week ago and asked if he could stay home for two more days and I allowed him because I knew he couldn’t contribute anyway,” Rangnick said. was in the starting lineup, with jet status and only returned today. or last night. So he won’t be part of the group.”
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Like Cavani, Jesse Lingard is also free of injury concerns, with the midfielder simply getting some extra time off to clear his mind after his transfer deadline drama.
Lingard was allowed to leave and would join either Newcastle or West Ham for the rest of the season, before Rangnick turned the tables around and thwarted a move away from Old Trafford.
On Thursday, Rangnick confirmed: “He asked me and the club if we could give him a few days off, just to clear his mind. He’ll be back in the group I assume next Monday, back for practice, and then a regular part of the team again. ”