Christian Eriksen made his Red Devils debut in a role with a false nine that failed to bring the squad to life against Brighton as Erik ten Hag lost his first game as leader.
If Ronaldo were to start, Eriksen would likely fall back into midfield to force one of Fred and Scott McTominay out of the starting XI.
Tyrell Malacia, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Elanga are all hoping to get off the bench and join the lineup, while Anthony Martial is looking to make a comeback from a knee problem that kept him out of the Brighton game.Read:Liverpool concern over record deal explained; Arsenal ‘really hot’ for £17m January target
Ten Hag will inform fans on Friday about the Frenchman’s condition, as well as that of Victor Lindelof after he was out of the opener. Raphael Varane came off the bench but may now be fit to start and even have the manager switch to a three-man defence.
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Predicted Manchester United XI: DeGea; Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw; McTominay, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.