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Manchester United confirm starting XI vs Wolves as Marcus Rashford is OUT of squad

Ryan Smart

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Manchester United confirm starting XI vs Wolves as Marcus Rashford is OUT of squad

Manchester United have confirmed their starting XI to take on Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday.

A win would take Erik ten Hag's side one step closer to sealing Champions League qualification next season. With three games to play, United would be four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool.

They face a Wolves side that are now officially safe from relegation after a strong second half of the campaign under Julen Lopetegui.

They have won four of their last six Premier League games, including victories over Aston Villa, Chelsea and Brentford.

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Having lost their last two matches, it is imperative for Ten Hag that he sees United record a positive result at Old Trafford, with Liverpool in action on Monday when they travel to Leicester.

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And after United's 1-0 defeat to West Ham last Sunday, the Dutchman has reacted accordingly with his team selection.

Man Utd confirm starting XI vs Wolves

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The big news for United is that Raphael Varane returns to the side after a month-long injury absence, replacing Tyrell Malacia.

However, there is an equally big blow, with Marcus Rashford failing to make the side. He was a major doubt for the game due to injury, and Anthony Martial takes his place.

And Wout Weghorst has been dropped from the team that lost to the Hammers and replaced by Jadon Sancho.

But while Weghorst and Malacia are on the bench, Rashford is not involved in the squad at all to take on Wolves.

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Ten Hag confirmed prior to the game that the England international was suffering from a leg injury, and United will now need another star to step up at Old Trafford to cover for the absence of the 29-goal striker.

Martial will likely take up the mantle up front, with Bruno Fernandes potentially returning to a central role due to the inclusion of the returning Sancho.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League

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