Manchester United to be without five players for Norwich clash

Manchester United host Norwich as they look to recover from a disappointing defeat to Everton last time out.

Ralf Rangnick will miss several key players this weekend, and Luke Shaw will likely miss the season.

“Five players will go missing tomorrow, some likely for the upcoming matches. Fred and Scott [McTominay]Rangnick said in his press conference, that Raphael Varane will remain missing, Luke Shaw’s nails have been removed from his leg and Edinson Cavani, these are the five who will remain missing.” Manchester Evening News.

The missing Fred and McTominay represented a huge loss for United, who lack numbers in midfield. Nemanja Matic is physically fit, but often struggles with the strength of his physique in the English Premier League.

Paul Pogba is also available, but he doesn’t always have the defensive awareness to play a deeper role.

The Manchester Evening News also reported that 18-year-old Hannibal Mejbri may be looking to make his way into the first team this weekend.

“It seems, [Shaw] He will be out for at least another four or five weeks, I think it will be difficult for him to be available for the remaining seven matches,” added Rangnick.

Shaw appears set to miss the rest of the season, and with Champions League qualification becoming increasingly difficult, United fans may wish the season could be over and reshaped next season.