Rangnick explains why Man United trio missed Brentford game

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Ralf Rangnick has explained why Jadon Sancho, Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw all missed our game vs Brentford.

Manchester United picked up a vital three points in the quest to secure Champions League football for the 2022/23 season last night – putting in a second-half performance that was full of intent and purpose.

For Ralf Rangnick, the signs were certainly encouraging, though this has to be just the start of a strong end to the campaign.

When the teams were announced, we were all left surprised when there were three players not included; Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho. That had us questioning whether the lads had picked up injuries…

Well just before kick-off last night, Rangnick explained why those key players missed the game vs Brentford. We’re now sweating on the fitness of a pair (Cavani and Shaw), while Sancho was sadly missing due to attending a funeral.


Check out what the gaffer had to say in full here:

“Edinson had to drop out after training yesterday,” Rangnick told ManUtd.com.

“He had a muscular problem, so for me, it was logical. I’m happy to have Cristiano back in the team.

“Luke, unfortunately, also had to pull out after yesterday’s training. He had some hamstring problems after yesterday’s training session.”

“A close family member passed away and the funeral was today so Jadon asked to not be part of the squad tonight.”

Thankfully, these do not seem like long term problems. Cavani will probably be back for the weekend game against West Ham, while it depends on the severity of the hamstring issue for Shaw. It’s also down to where Sancho is at mentally.

The importance of this game against West Ham cannot be understated. I know there’s an awful long time left in the campaign, but David Moyes’ side currently sit above us in the table and we have to start closing that gap sooner rather than later.

A win at home against the Hammers would be a massive statement of intent – and United will go into this one feeling confident after a good win last night.

There are still some concerns as you never know which United is going to turn up, but if we play to our capabilities and strengths, we have every chance at winning all three points regardless of who is fit and available.

Hopefully, these guys can at least take their place amongst the substitutes on Saturday.

Get well soon, lads!

Do you think any of these guys will be back fit for our game vs West Ham this weekend? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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