Manchester United will be without Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane when they host Everton on Saturday — but Cristiano Ronaldo is available after suffering from illness.
Interim United manager Ralf Rangnick will also be without Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay for the Premier League fixture, as his side try and improve upon their lacklustre 1-1 draw with Leicester City last weekend.
Shaw went off injured during the draw with Leicester and Rangnick added that the left-back was having surgery to replace the metal balls placed in his leg. Ronaldo missed the game entirely.
“Cristiano is back again,” Rangnick confirmed on Friday. “Luke is still injured. He will be out for the next two or three weeks.
“Cavani is still injured, Varane is still injured and the same is true with McTomiany, I’m afraid.”
United travel to a relegation-threatened Everton side who have only won 12 points since September.
But Rangnick believes that United will need spirit to get the better of Frank Lampard’s team, following their 3-2 loss to Burnley on Wednesday.
“For tomorrow, it’s definitely the most important part. Character, energy and commitment, winning the game in the atmosphere that will be probably pretty similar to the one at Leeds.
“We’re all aware of the importance of the game for both sides. For me, game plan and tactics is one thing for tomorrow, but probably the most important thing is mentality and attitude.”
Following Saturday’s game, United will host Norwich City next Saturday.
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