Manchester United, led by German manager Ralf Rangnick, is currently preparing to host Bruno Lage’s Wolverhampton Wanderers for Monday’s only Premier League match.
The Red Devils come into Monday’s game at Old Trafford in decent form and remain unbeaten in their last eight matches, in all competitions.
Looking to climb up the table as they continue to challenge for Champions League qualification, a win for United against Wolves would see them rise from seventh to level on points with West Ham United in fifth place.
Naming his starting 11, Rangnick has opted to recall out-of-favour defender Phil Jones for a game that will be his first since early 2020.
In addition to Jones’ inclusion, the other major talking point comes after Rangnick has opted to give star man Cristiano Ronaldo the skipper’s armband for just the second time in the Portuguese attacker’s United career.
Speaking ahead of the tie, when asked about his decision to make Ronaldo captain, Rangnick said: “Yes, for me again, the question was is it David De Gea or him [Ronaldo]. Those are the two players who have been playing for the club for the longest time.
“I wanted to have a field player as the captain which is why I chose Cristiano.”
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