Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire had been each dropped by Erik ten Hag for Manchester United’s essential Premier League derby with Liverpool on Monday.
Veteran ahead Ronaldo and membership captain Maguire began on the bench in opposition to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds at Previous Trafford, because the Dutchman seemed to stimulate his aspect following a pair of dismal performances to start out the marketing campaign.
Ronaldo, arguably United’s brightest spark throughout a turgid 2021-22 marketing campaign, has failed to seek out the online this time period within the wake of a disrupted pre-season that noticed him sit out the membership’s tour of Asia and Australia.
The Portugal worldwide has reportedly been in search of an exit from the membership to play Champions League soccer, although with simply over every week till the switch window shuts, it seems possible he’ll stay.
Maguire, ceaselessly a scapegoat for the membership’s struggles final time period following an outstanding 2020-21 season and Euro 2020 efficiency for England, has in the meantime seemed shaky on the again, with United transport six targets of their first two video games.
Erik’s named our line-up to face Liverpool.
Come on, United!#MUFC || #MUNLIV
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 22, 2022
A house loss to Brighton and Hove Albion was adopted by a 4-0 rout by the hands of Brentford, and Ten Hag sought to make corrective motion for one in all his aspect’s greatest video games of the season.
Ten Hag made 4 modifications in complete, with Luke Shaw and Fred additionally dropping out, whereas Tyrell Malacia, Scott McTominay, Antony Elanga and Raphael Varane had been recalled.
Liverpool made three alterations for the journey to Previous Trafford, in the meantime, with fit-again Roberto Firmino becoming a member of Joe Gomez and captain Jordan Henderson within the XI.
Fabinho surprisingly dropped out together with Nat Phillips, whereas Darwin Nunez served the primary of a three-match ban.
Right here’s how we line up for #MUNLIV at Previous Trafford tonight
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 22, 2022
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes; Sancho, Elanga, Rashford.
Subs: Heaton, Maguire, Ronaldo, Martial, Fred, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Van De Beek, Garnacho.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Elliott, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Diaz, Firmino.
Subs: Adrian, Davies, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Van den Berg, Fabinho, Tsmikas, Clark, Phillips.