- Cristiano Ronaldo may play against Arsenal.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United forward, might return to the squad for Saturday’s Premier League match at the Emirates against top-four opponents Arsenal.
The 37-year-old, who tragically lost his newborn son a few days ago, was absent from Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool, but he is said to be back in training with his colleagues. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez get support from Liverpool, Real Madrid, Man United, Man City, Juventus, others after the death of their son
United manager Jose Mourinho may be able to welcome back Raphael Varane after a knock, but the French World Cup champion is unlikely to be pushed right back into the starting lineup, with Victor Lindelof and Harry Kane.
After an unusual start and half-time removal in midweek, Phil Jones will almost certainly be dropped, while Alex Telles might be reintroduced ahead of Diogo Dalot.
Following his recent comeback from a foot injury, Scott McTominay will take Pogba’s place in the midfield, and the dearth of engine room options should see Nemanja Matic keep his spot.
Marcus Rashford will almost certainly make way if Ronaldo is in the correct frame of mind to lead the line, with Anthony Elanga, Bruno Fernandes, and Jadon Sancho lining up behind the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
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Mikel Arteta, on the other hand, may have Takehiro Tomiyasu available for Saturday’s Premier League match against Manchester United in the Emirates.
After missing the match against Chelsea in midweek, the right-back has returned to training but may only be considered for a place on the bench.
Although Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney are still recovering from long-term injuries, Arteta has no new concerns following Wednesday’s 4-2 triumph against the Blues and will almost definitely pick an unchanged lineup.
Takehiro Tomiyasu could return to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for Saturday’s Premier League match against Manchester United at the Emirates.
Aaron Ramsdale did not get much credit for Chelsea’s first goal of the night, but the 23-year-old will be expected to play as the final line of defense in front of Gabriel Magalhaes and a resurgent Rob Holding.
Ben White would start at right-back before moving into a back three, while Nuno Tavares would hold his spot on the left after a number of more good performances.
Arsenal’s potential starting lineup is as follows: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Nketiah.
Date, Time, Venue
The Premier League game is set to begin at 12.30pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
The event will be held at the Emirates Stadium in London.