Ralf Rangnick.

Ralf reveals team news for Foxes clash

Friday 01 April 2022 14:24

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has provided the latest update on his options ahead of Saturday's 17:30 BST kick-off with Leicester City.

The Old Trafford encounter marks a return to Premier League action for the Reds with a first fixture since the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid on 15 March.

Following the players' international exertions, they are back training at Carrington in preparation for the test posed by the 10th-placed Foxes.

Speaking at his press conference at Carrington, the boss suggested that Edinson Cavani will be unavailable for at least the next couple of weeks. The striker reportedly suffered a calf problem which led to his withdrawal during the first half of Uruguay's World Cup qualifier against Chile.

In a separate interview with club media, Ralf replied to a question about his international players by saying: "Yeah, they all seem to be fit. The only player who is injured, unfortunately again, is Edinson Cavani. In his second game, he had to be substituted after 25 minutes with some calf problems.

"According to the doctor, he will be out for a couple of weeks, four weeks, maybe even five weeks. So we have to wait and see. That’s obviously bad news to have another striker missing out. Apart from that, all the others seem to be fit."

Referring to the Brazilian pair Alex Telles and Fred, who also made long-haul trips, Rangnick added: "They flew back directly after the game. By today, they should have overcome any jet-lag problems and are available."


Brendan Rodgers has ruled Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi out of the contest, with the Nigeria international set to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

However, former Reds favourite Jonny Evans is available, along with his fellow centre-back Wesley Fofana. Full-back Luke Thomas is rated doubtful after returning early from international duty with England Under-21s.

Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes should be fit but Ryan Bertrand is a long-term absentee.