Early team news for United's Canaries clash

Thursday 14 April 2022 15:00

Manchester United fans will be hoping for a positive fitness update from interim manager Ralf Rangnick in Friday's press conference.

However, our latest photos from the midweek training sessions did not feature the players who missed the 1-0 defeat at Everton last weekend.

Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay were all out due to injury, joining Edinson Cavani on the sidelines.

Fred, who was withdrawn at Goodison Park due to a hip issue, must also be considered a doubt.

Leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have shrugged off the knocks he sustained on Merseyside, as our training video showed him looking sharp and finishing with aplomb in a five-a-side game at Carrington on Wednesday.

Juan Mata came off the bench against Everton for his first Premier League involvement of the season, while youngster Hannibal was an unused substitute.

Rangnick will hopefully provide a fresh update during his pre-match press conference, which will be covered by MUTV, the United App and ManUtd.com from 13:30 BST on Friday.


Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour will hope to recover from illness in order to compete for a spot in midfield but United's Brandon Williams is, of course, ineligible for the match due to the terms of his deal.

Andrew Omobadmidele has a back problem, while Ozan Kabak and Adam Idah will miss the remainder of the campaign.

Josh Sargent looks likely to be available after concerns over his ankle and Przemyslaw Placheta should also be back.

Norwich defeated Burnley 2-0 last time out to boost their hopes of a late bid to escape the relegation trapdoor.