In Ralph Rangnick’s second game in charge, Manchester United face Young Boys at Old Trafford in their last Champions League group stage match this season. The Red Devils are already through to the knockout stages sitting at the top of Group F with 10 points from 5 games. Manchester United will be looking to build on last weekend’s performance against Crystal Palace where they clinched all 3 points with a cleansheet. Ralph Rangnick is expected to give some youngsters first-team experience for this game as the Red Devils have already secured the group winners spot.
Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Young Boys
Dean Henderson is expected to get his second start of the season replacing David De Gea who might be rested for this clash.
Rangnick might also consider tinkering his centre-back pair by giving Eric Bailly a start alongside club captain Harry Maguire for the clash on Wednesday. Aaron Wan Bissaka is believed to come back into the starting XI replacing Diego Dalot who has been brilliant in the last few games. Alex Telles will continue at left-back with Luke Shaw being out injured with a head injury and shouldn’t be risked for this dead rubber game.
With games coming thick and fast in this busy December schedule, rotation of squad players is necessary to keep the players fresh for the important games. Nemanja Matic is expected to come in place of Scott Mctominay and form a double pivot with the in-form Fred.
Donny Van de Beek is also expected to get the nod ahead of Bruno Fernandes on Wednesday. It will be crucial for the bench players to make an impact against Young Boys and catch the new manager’s eyes in order to be in contention for further starts.
Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will start from the opposite flanks and they will be key to Rangnick’s high-press attacking gameplan. Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are still out injured and will not make the matchday squad. Marcus Rashford will start from the bench and look to make an impact later in the game.
Anthony Elanga, the nineteen-year-old is expected to make his first start for Manchester United on Wednesday in front of the home crowd. Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested after playing 3 games in the last 7 days, so the onus will be on the youngster to lead the attack for the Red Devils.