Football Match: Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Manchester United’s derby against Manchester City

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Source: Express.co.uk

Football Match: Cristiano Ronaldo was not included in Manchester United’s roster for Sunday’s match against Manchester City, as Ralf Rangnick did not select a recognised striker in his starting lineup.

Cristiano Ronaldo was not included in Manchester United’s roster for Sunday’s match against Manchester City, as Ralf Rangnick did not select a recognised striker in his starting lineup. Due to injury, Edinson Cavani was also ruled out, while Marcus Rashford was benched in favour of Anthony Elanga and Jadon Sancho in a makeshift attack. Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw have both been ruled out for United owing to coronavirus tests. Ronaldo may have ended up at City if the final days of the summer transfer season had gone differently, as United swooped in to assure Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford.

It has not, however, had the expected effect, as the Premier League leaders are 19 points ahead of their local rivals at the start of the game.

Ronaldo has only scored once in his last ten games and has been ruled out due to a hip ailment.

City will try to increase their three-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table, while United will fight to stay in the top four.

Pep Guardiola made three changes from City’s last Premier League match, including Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko among the substitutes.

With Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan falling to the bench and Ruben Dias out with a hamstring injury, Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish, and Riyad Mahrez come into the side.

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