CRISTIANO RONALDO is expected to start for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League clash against Omonia Nicosia.
Boss Erik ten Hag has been relegated to Ronaldo in the Europa League this season and only started him once in the Premier League.
So the 37-year-old is ready to start tomorrow at Old Trafford as he searches for his 701st club goal against the Cypriot Minnows.
Especially with Anthony Martial with a back injury questionable for the game.
The Frenchman was replaced by Ronaldo before the half-hour mark in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Everton.
Scott McTominay is suspended for Sunday’s game against Newcastle after earning his fifth Prem booking of the season against the Toffees so he can start in the Europa League.
Fred is a potential partner for McTominay if Ten Hag wants to keep Christian Eriksen’s legs fresh.
Meanwhile, Tyrell Malacia could be reinstated at left-back after Luke Shaw Goodison gave the nod.
Malacia started in Cyprus last week but was delighted at half-time after his mistake gave Omonia the lead.
Jadon Sancho is also likely to start the same in Cyprus last week and will be an unused sub at Everton, while Antony on the right is expected to make seven starts in a row.
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Raphael Varane missed the second leg against Omonia through injury and came on as a substitute at Goodison, allowing Victor Lindelof to continue alongside Lisandro Martinez while Harry Maguire was still out.
Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot and David De Gea are all set to start.
Alternatively, Martial could recover from his knock in time to play.
Marcus Rashford could also be rewarded with another starting place for his outstanding form.
Casemiro is showing signs of adjusting to life at Old Trafford and could be named in the starting line-up for a third game on the rotation.
Eriksen could be the man to work with him, while Anthony Elanga could come after Antony’s six-game streak of starts.
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