Early team news for FA Cup clash
Manchester United are back in action on Friday night with a home tie against Middlesbrough in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round.
Ralf Rangnick's men will look to progress in the competition after clearing the first hurdle of beating Aston Villa but the Championship side have been in good form since Chris Wilder took charge.
The game is the first of the fourth-round matches taking place across the weekend and offers an early opportunity to book a place in the draw.
Alex Telles, Fred (both Brazil) and Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) have been in World Cup qualifying action for their countries, with Edi scoring an overhead kick in his side's 4-1 victory over Venezuela. With our game being moved, it may affect their ability to start at Old Trafford but Rangnick will provide an update in Thursday's press conference.
Victor Lindelof and Jadon Sancho missed the dramatic win over West Ham United due to personal reasons and it is hoped Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains on schedule to return from illness. Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba's fitness will need to be assessed but there is a possibility both could be available for selection.
Donny van de Beek joined Everton in a loan deal on deadline day while Eric Bailly and Hannibal's involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations is over.
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New recruit Riley McGree tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty for Australia so his debut will be delayed. However, there appear to be no fresh injury concerns for the Teessiders.
On-loan Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is tipped to make his first start after setting up the winner as a substitute against Coventry City in the league last time out.
Sammy Ameobi, Darnell Fisher and Marc Bola remain on the sidelines for Chris Wilder's side.