Manchester United give injury and team news vs Brighton

Marcus Rashford is out of bronchitis, but Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is back in contention for the weekend’s game against Brighton.

The 29-year-old missed Manchester United’s draw with Chelsea and the win over Brentford with a knee injury, but has since recovered.

In Maguire’s absence, Victor Lindelof has paired up Raphael Varane, but he may have to make way for the England international if Rangnick decides to bring in a central defender immediately.

On the other hand, Rashford did not play in United’s 3-0 win over Brentford United.

Rangnick, speaking ahead of his penultimate match with United, said: “Harry is back in training, he has been training all week since day two after the Brentford game, so he will be available for tomorrow and part of the group.

“Marcus Rashford will be missing, he has bronchitis with a high temperature so he will not be part of the group and we have a question mark about Eric Bailly. He has issues with his back.”

Sixth place Manchester United, who are six points clear of seventh-placed West Ham, enter Saturday night’s match at The Amex Stadium in sixth place. If they complete the season in fifth or sixth place, they will qualify for the European League the following year.

Rangnick’s side will conclude their season on May 22 at Crystal Palace before Eric ten Hag takes over for next season.