It was reported all weekend that Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the match day squad for the Manchester derby. According to the Athletic, Ronaldo will miss out on the game against Manchester City as a result of injury.
The Portugal star has been misfiring as of late, scoring just once in his last ten games in all competitions as United’s inconsistency woes have continued.
Edinson Cavani, who was a doubt for the match and was only expected to feature from the bench if fit at all, is also not with the team having missed the last five games with a groin injury.
While Eric Bailly was present with the squad at the Lowry Hotel, defenders Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw were missing.
more updates to follow…