Manuel Pellegrini has made it clear that Aaron Cresswell is ready to take over at left back in he absence of Arthur Masuaku on Sunday afternoon following his double yellow at Aston Villa on Monday.
But there is a worry over Manuel Lanzni’s partcipation with the manager saying: “Manu has a problem but we will review that tomorrow before the match.
And he confirmed that Winston Reid is on his way back and appeared to confirm he will be involved in Under 23 action either next week against Sunderland or the following weekend.
The Lanzini problem came as a shock but the boss didn’t elaborate on the injury he has sustained but it certainly looks as though one way or another Pablo Fornals could be involved in the United game with Cresswell appearing a definite starter.
The boss said when asked at his presser said:“Of course Aaron Cresswell. He started the season and played last season with me. He played 50 per cent of the games. For a manager, the best performances come from players when they have competition behind them.