Cristiano Ronaldo was low at the last minute last weekend. He did not participate in the resounding defeat of his team at the hands of Manchester City in the local derby.
As announced by Ralf Rangnick at Friday’s press conference, the Portuguese is now well and will enter the squad for the duel against Tottenham, three days before facing Atlético Madrid. Edinson Cavani will also return to the team after a groin injury has kept him out for the last six games.
“Ronaldo returned to training yesterday,” said the German coach. “He completed the session and I expect him to do the same today. I would say he is available for tomorrow. He and Cavani are available for tomorrow.”
Manchester United hosts Tottenham on Saturday in a direct duel for fourth position. Both teams dispute the last ticket for the next edition of the Champions League. The Red Devils dropped to fifth place with their defeat at the Etihad Stadium and are a point behind Arsenal despite having played three more games, a total of 28.
Tottenham have played 26, and with 45 points they are seventh, two points behind United and three behind Arsenal. Despite the importance of the game, Rangnick announced that he would reserve Scott McTominay for Tuesday’s match against Atlético Madrid. Shaw is doubt.
“Luke Shaw will miss the game against Tottenham. He has tested positive for COVID-19 until yesterday. Scott is in doubt, he has calf problems. Right now it doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to play, and if we risk putting him on, maybe he won’t be able to play against Atlético on Tuesday. He tends to be careful when it’s a muscle injury.”
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