How Man Utd could line up against Omonia with makeshift back-four and Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED return to action tomorrow night when they take on Cypriot side Omonia in the Europa League.

Boss Erik ten Hag will be desperate to get back to winning ways after last weekend's momentum-stomping 6-3 trouncing at the hands of Manchester City.

The Dutchman will pit his wits against former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, aiming to get the balance right between rotating his squad while also keeping enough key players out to win the game.

One man Ten Hag could recall is Cristiano Ronaldo – after admitting the Portuguese was "p***ed off" to miss the Manchester derby.

The 52-year-old will also have to carefully juggle his defence, amid news that Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all remain unavailable.

One man Ten Hag will rely on is David de Gea, with the Spaniard having been ever-present in all competitions so far this term.


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Back-up Martin Dubravka could miss out with a muscular injury, leaving Tom Heaton to deputise if required.

Diogo Dalot is likely to continue at right-back, while Luke Shaw could start at left-back after coming on for Tyrell Malacia at half-time against City.

With Varane and Maguire missing, Victor Lindelof will partner Lisandro Martinez at centre-back.

Summer signing Casemiro could get a rare start alongside Christian Eriksen.

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On the Brazilian, Ten Hag said: "We will play tomorrow our best team, we have to construct a team because we want a competitive culture.

"It had nothing to do with Casemiro, it had all to do with Scott. When he wasn't in the team at Brentford, we lost.

"Casemiro will have an important role, we know his background, the titles he's won, you see every day in training."

Scott McTominay and Fred could also feature, although Donny van de Beek remains sidelined.

Bruno Fernandes is likely to start and wear the captain's armband, with Jadon Sancho and Antony on either side.

Alternatively, Ten Hag could give Anthony Elanga a run out, while Marcus Rashford is available.

Ronaldo, 37, will expect to start – but so will Anthony Martial after his two-goal cameo against City at the weekend, giving Ten Hag a selection dilemma.

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