Ralf Rangnick.

United team announced

Saturday 23 April 2022 11:30

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has selected his side to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Reds must win in the capital to retain any real hope of making next season's Champions League but meet a Gunners side high on confidence again after a brilliant 4-2 win at Chelsea in midweek ended a run of three successive defeats.

The early start presents United with an opportunity to respond to the poor performance at Liverpool on Tuesday and maintain an unbeaten league run in London that stretches back to 1 January 2020, when today's opponents beat us 2-0.

Raphael Varane returns at centre-back and partners Victor Lindelof, with captain Harry Maguire on the bench, and Bruno Fernandes taking over the armband.

Bruno's fellow Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo spearheads the team after missing the Anfield game due to compassionate leave, with Scott McTominay fit enough to play in midfield after being an unused substitute on Merseyside.

There are five changes in all, with Alex Telles and Jadon Sancho also in the XI, and young Alejandro Garnacho is among the subs.

United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Matic; Elanga, Fernandes (c), Sancho; Ronaldo.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Mata, Garnacho, Rashford.