Ralf Rangnick was left with plenty to ponder after watching his Manchester United side labour to a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Newcastle.
Returning to Premier League duty for the first time since December 11 – owing to their Covid-19 outbreak – the Old Trafford giants had fit-again Edinson Cavani to thank for rescuing a share of the spoils.
But has the Uruguayan done enough to earn a start against Burnley on Thursday night (8.15pm)?
In that respect, the German might have been contemplating changes anyway, but even if he wasn’t then what he saw at St James’ Park would have, no doubt, had an impact on what he sees fit moving forward during the Premier League campaign.
Having come into form before the Covid-enforced break, England forward Jadon Sancho was a notable absentee from the starting XI on Monday night and supporters were quick to make a case for him when assessing what had been served up in the north east.
Cavani and Sancho were summoned from the bench at half-time – replacing Fred and Mason Greenwood – though there are other candidates to drop out of the line-up this time around. Bruno Fernandes is serving a one-match suspension.
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Victor Lindelof (Covid-19) and Paul Pogba (thigh) remain on the treatment table.
Manchester United’s predicted line-up vs Burnley (4-2-2-2): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Sancho, Van de Beek; Cavani, Ronaldo.
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