Ralf Rangnick reveals Scott McTominay was ruled out of Manchester United’s crunch Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid through illness, as he admits ‘we had a little bit of hope that he might be available’
- Manchester United were dealt an injury blow for their Atletico Madrid clash
- Scott McTominay was ruled out of the game due to illness, Ralf Rangnick said
- Interim manager admitted he hoped the midfielder might have been available
Ralf Rangnick revealed Scott McTominay has missed Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid tonight through illness.
United fell behind just minutes into the game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium through Joao Felix’s header, to add to the misery of their midfielder missing out.
Paul Pogba, Fred and Bruno Fernandes were instead selected by the club’s interim manager, whose hand was forced with his enforcer not able to participate.
Scott McTominay has missed Manchester United’s clash at Atletico Madrid through illness
‘He’s [McTominay] ill unfortunately,’ Rangnick told MUTV.
‘I spoke with him this afternoon and he’s still not feeling well. We had a little bit of hope that he might be available.
‘So we needed to find the best possible formation and line-up without Scott.’
Ralf Rangnick confirmed he had hoped the midfielder might have been available to feature
McTominay was handed another start in the victory at fierce rivals Leeds at the weekend, and the Scot was crucial to his team collecting a crucial three points.
The likes of Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Hannibal Mejbri are all on the bench for United this evening, should Rangnick need to call on them.
It would be a first senior appearance of the campaign for youngster Hannibal if he is brought on during the showdown.
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