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Manchester Derby LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani miss the Manchester Derby for Man United

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Manchester Derby LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo was absent from the Manchester United
squad to face Manchester City on Sunday as Ralf Rangnick did not name a recognised striker in his starting line-up at the Etihad. Follow Manchester Derby LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

Edinson Cavani also missed out due to injury, while Marcus Rashford was left on the bench as Rangnick opted for Anthony Elanga and Jadon Sancho in a makeshift attack.


Manchester Derby LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani miss the Manchester Derby for Man United

Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw are also missing for United due to testing positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldo could have ended up at City had the final days of the summer transfer window gone differently as United swooped in to ensure the five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to Old Trafford.

However, it has not had the desired effect as Premier League leaders start the game 19 points ahead of their local rivals. Ronaldo has scored just once in his last 10 games and was ruled out by the recurrence of a hip injury.

Manchester Derby LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani miss the Manchester Derby for Man United

City are looking to extend their three-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table, while United face a battle just to make it into the top four.

Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko is included among the City substitutes as Pep Guardiola made three changes from City’s last Premier League outing.

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

Manchester Derby LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani miss the Manchester Derby for Man United

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