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How Man Utd could line up at Chelsea with Rashford set to lead line amid striker crisis as Ronaldo axed and Martial out

MARCUS RASHFORD is set to spearhead Manchester United’s attack in the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

The Red Devils play the Blues in the capital on Sunday.

Ten Hag will have to do without Ronaldo
The 37-year-old has been banished for refusing to come on as a sub in the 2-0 win over Tottenham
Rashford will lead the line for the Red Devils

And boss Erik ten Hag will be without Cristiano Ronaldo AND Anthony Martial, as well as a number of other first-team stars.

Ronaldo, 37, was banished from the first-team after refusing to come on in the 2-0 win over Tottenham midweek.

The 700 club-goal man stormed down the tunnel with minutes to go, stealing the headlines on what was a fantastic team win.

It is the second time he has crossed the manager after he walked out of the ground before the end of a pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano.

Ten Hag said: “After Vallecano, I told him it was unacceptable. This is the second time, there are consequences.

“I sent a warning at the start of the season, next time there have to be consequences otherwise when you are living together when you are playing together, football is a team sport and you have to fulfil certain standards. And I have to control it.

“I am the manager, I am responsible for top sport culture here and I have to set standards and values and I have to control them.

“In the team, we have values and standards and I have to control that.”

Anthony Martial will also miss out as his injury-plagued start to the season continues.

David de Gea is expected to keep his place in goal and be protected by a back four of Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw.

Casemiro will keep his place and international team-mate Fred could play alongside him.

Bruno Fernandes is in goal-scoring form and will play with Jadon Sancho to his left and Antony to his right.

And Rashford will lead the line for the Red Devils.

Alternatively, Christian Eriksen could return and start in the midfield alongside Casemiro.

Anthony Elanga, who was a second half substitute against Tottenham, may be called upon to start out wide.

Alternatively, Elanga and Eriksen could play

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