Cristiano Ronaldo is questionable for Man United’s clash with West Ham with neck injury
Cristiano Ronaldo is in doubt for Man United’s clash with West Ham after suffering a neck problem during the midweek game at Brentford in which he threw a tantrum at Ralf Rangnick after being knocked out
- Manchester United take on West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon
- Cristiano Ronaldo doubts before the match after having a neck problem
- Portuguese forward was not happy to be taken off during Brentford win
- Interim coach Ralf Rangnick said he had an hour of treatment on Thursday
- Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani doubt Hammers visit
- United also miss four defenders for the important game in the top four
Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as a questionable fitness ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League game against West Ham on Saturday.
The Portuguese attacker suffered a neck injury during the 3-1 win over Brentford on Wednesday night when he was taken away and threw a tantrum at interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Ronaldo sat on the steps in the out dugout at Brentford Community Stadium and was caught by the television cameras asking Rangnick for an explanation as to why he had been exchanged for Harry Maguire.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a fitness doubter ahead of Manchester United’s home game with West Ham
United interim coach Ralf Rangnick is without some key players for the game against West Ham
The German coach explained afterwards that he wanted to reduce the risk of United losing a two-goal lead late, as they did at Aston Villa last weekend.
But Rangnick has revealed that Ronaldo suffered from neck pain during the match and was treated for several hours on Thursday.
“Cristiano is a question mark because he has a problem with his neck,” he said MUTV.
“He was treated for two to three hours yesterday and we’ll have to see how he feels today.”
United could be further exhausted for the all-important top four clash at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo was visibly angry at Ralf Rangnick’s decision to bring him to Brentford mid-week
The attacker clearly felt he was being denied the chance to score as the game broke open
Ronaldo sat on the stairs instead of on a chair among the other players after coming off
Rangnick will speak with Jadon Sancho to gauge his state of mind after a family funeral this week which forced him to miss the Brentford game.
Defender Victor Lindelof will be with his family after a break-in at the house of the Swedish International. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly are also excluded.
Paul Pogba is still not ready to return from his thigh injury and striker Edinson Cavani is another doubt.
Rangnick said: “Edi has not yet trained with the team and hopefully will resume training today and then we will make the final decision after today’s practice. [around] whether he will be available for the game tomorrow.’
Jadon Sancho could miss West Ham’s visit to Old Trafford this weekend as the player still has to come to terms with the loss of a close relative