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Big two back for Irons but Fab misses out


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Alphonse Areola gets his chance to show what he’s all about in Premier League terms at Old Trafford with Lukasz Fabianski understood to have tested positive for covid.

But beyond that the Irons are back to full strength with both Kurt Zouma and Tomas Soucek returning having been covid victims whilst the former Chelsea man has suffered a ligament injury.

David Moyes claimed to have a selection issue with both of them but it always seemed likely they would be included in what is a critical game in terms of the top four.

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Nikola Vlasic loses out to Pablo Fornals and finds himself on the bench where Mark Noble returns from injury.

Soucek’s return in front of a back four in which Zouma features is good news with Ronaldo seemingly leading the United front line with Greenwood.

United line up as follows: : De Gea, Dalot, Maguire ©, Varane, Alex Telles, Fred, McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Elanga, Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo
Subs: Henderson (GK), Jones, Matić, Mata, van de Beek, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Cavani

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