Rangnick confirms Cavani is missing Brentford clash due to "muscular problem"

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is missing tonight’s clash against Brentford after picking up a “muscular problem” in training.

Ralf Rangnick confirmed the Uruguayan had picked up the injury in training yesterday. Cristiano Ronaldo has come back into the side to replace Cavani after missing the two games against Aston Villa with a hip problem.

Speaking on MUTV ahead of tonight’s clash at the Brentford Community Stadium, Rangnick said: “Edinson had to drop out of training yesterday with some muscular problems

“I’m happy to have Cristiano back in the team.”

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The German coach also revealed that Jadon Sancho was missing due to ‘personal reasons’. Luke Shaw is also absent after allegedly picking up a hamstring in training according to MUTV.

Shaw’s injury means that Alex Telles keeps his place in the side. Club captain Harry Maguire stays on the bench with Rangnick continuing with Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane.

Scott McTominay returns after suspension and replaces Nemanja Matic. Anthony Elanga keeps his place in the side after an impressive performance at Villa Park.

The Swedish under-21 international is starting back-to-back Premier League games for the first time in his career.

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The youngster keeps his place in the side despite Marcus Rashford being fit enough to return.

Anthony Martial is back on the bench after the Frenchman and Rangnick patched up their differences following the fallout from his absence against Aston Villa.

United’s number nine could make his first appearance under the interim boss. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are both unavailable and the game comes too soon for Paul Pogba who returned to training this week.

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