Ralf Rangnick has already confirmed he will make at least four changes to his side for the fixture against Young Boys on Wednesday.

Manchester United will bring their Champions League group stage campaign to a close against the Swiss side safe in the knowledge that they have already finished top of Group F.

With his second match in charge a dead rubber, new interim manager Rangnick will use the game to have a look at the members of his squad who didn't play in Sunday's win over Crystal Palace.

The German has confirmed that Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek will start and Nemanja Matic has been named as the captain for the game, meaning he will also come into the side while Harry Maguire is given a rest.

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Manchester United add six players to Champions League squad

Five Manchester United academy prospects are in contention to make their debut against Young Boys in the Champions League.

United have added defender Bjorn Hardley, midfielders Charlie Savage, Charlie Wellens, Sam Mather, and Zidane Iqbal, as well as forward Shola Shoretire to their European squad.

The United Under-19s have already qualified for the knockout stage of the Uefa Youth League, so rawer talents could start against Young Boys at Leigh Sports Village this afternoon.

Shoretire, 17, made his United debut against Newcastle in February and became United's youngest ever debutant in European competition when he came on in the goalless Europa League draw with Real Sociedad four days later.

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Who is Bjorn Hardley? Profile of the young centre-back

Manchester United have added six academy talents to their Champions League squad, including Bjorn Hardley.

United have already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the competition following last month's 2-0 win against Villarreal and it's expected that Ralf Rangnick will heavily rotate his side for Wednesday's game against BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford.

Rangnick added Hardley, Charlie Savage, Charlie Wellens, Sam Mather, Zidane Iqbal and Shola Shoretire to the Reds' Champions League squad this week, which means five of those youngsters will be in contention to make their senior debut on Wednesday.

Hardley arrived at United in 2019 from NAC Breda after one of United's academy youth scouts, Rene Moonen, noted his potential.

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Manchester United U23s' Bjorn Hardley.

Rangnick can unleash United's £37m young star against Young Boys

Manchester United's purchase of Amad for £37m from Atalanta was a startling vote of confidence in the youngster.

Amad had made just five senior appearances for Atalanta's first-team before arriving in Manchester and the transfer fee that United were happy to pay - especially when noting the deal was in the post-pandemic market - might have caught some by surprise.

The winger played just 10 minutes against Hellas Verona in Serie A and 20 minutes against FC Midtyjlland in the Champions League last season before joining United in January 2021 and, when considering his little experience and the transfer fee that he commanded, the deal's intricacies suggested that United thought they were signing someone quite special. It was a calculated gamble.

Amad was deemed the future and it certainly didn't take long for him to vindicate United's decision to pay £37m for his signature.

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Amad, Henderson, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka and Sancho.

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Ralf Rangnick confirms two coaching staff appointments

Ralf Rangnick has confirmed the additions of assistant coach Chris Armas and sports psychologist Sascha Lense to the Manchester United backroom staff.

Armas was sacked by Major League Soccer side Toronto FC in July and is familiar to Rangnick from his time as assistant coach and then head coach of New York Red Bulls when Rangnick was sporting director of the Red Bull group.

Lense was recruited by Rangnick to work at RB Leipzig in 2015 and also worked at Schalke. Both Lense and Armas are waiting to obtain work permits.

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How Manchester United should line up vs Young Boys

Ralf Rangnick will be hoping to make it two wins out of two as Manchester United manager when Young Boys visit Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The German has already made a positive impact on United as his new methods were clear to see after hardly any time on the training pitch in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

United are already safely through to the Champions League knockout stages having secured top spot in Group F, so the match will give Rangnick the opportunity to get a look at the rest of his squad who didn't start against the Eagles.

However, Rangnick has admitted he has not yet decided how much he will rotate his squad as he also wants to build momentum and avenge the loss United suffered to the Swiss side in the reverse fixture.

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OPINION: Rangnick can transform United midfield doing what Solskjaer refused

Ralf Rangnick might have a hefty Manchester United squad at his disposal but the options are still rather limited as he looks to gradually implement a style of play that will see his side relentlessly press at every opportunity.

The German coach is set to ring the changes for the visit of Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday night but for his first match in charge, he stuck with the same side which had ended Michael Carrick's reign with victory at Arsenal last week.

As such Rangnick opted for a continuation of the 'McFred' midfield axis, the only two players who appear to be suitable as a partnership to fulfil his mercenary roles in front of the back four.

The interim manager is eager for United to have energy and mobility in those two roles, Fred and Scott McTominay lead the way, though there are still concerns regarding their limited passing range and the lack of line-breaking passes that come from the deeper roles.

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Scott McTominay of Manchester United walks out with his team-mates

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Iqbal's trailblazing path to the brink of United's first team squad

Despite making up 7 per cent of Britain's population, just 0.25 per cent of professional footballers are from a British Asian background.

Those numbers are rather startling and so the Football Association recently launched South Asian Heritage Month, which involved promoting positive stories from Asian participants across the game.

One such player that helped the FA was Manchester United youngster Zidane Iqbal.

Born in Manchester to a Pakistani father and an Iraqi mother, Iqbal joined United's academy aged just nine years old — the earliest legally permitted — and he's since spent just under a decade developing his skillset under the Reds' youth coaches.

Alongside his studies at St Margaret's CofE Primary School, Zidane's father Aamar Iqbal brought him along to local side Sale United, where his love for football was cultivated — and that's where, at just four years old, he started to regularly kick a ball.

Zidane might be part of the 0.25 per cent, but the United academy talent is so much more than a statistic and this is his story.

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Zidane Iqbal playing for Sale United. (Image: Stewart Hamer)

Injury updates on Varane, Cavani and Martial

Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani have returned to training with Manchester United but won't be available for selection against Young Boys on Wednesday.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is hopeful both will be available for selection soon but they won't feature in the final Champions League group game at Old Trafford, with United already guaranteed top spot.

Varane has been out since suffering a hamstring injury in the draw with Atalanta five weeks ago but returned to training on the grass at Carrington for the first time on Tuesday.

Cavani's last appearance was in the same game and he has been suffering from discomfort in his tendon, but he trained for the first time on Monday.

You can read it all here.

Edinson Cavani during a Manchester United training session (Image: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Rangnick drops team selection hint on Elanga and Amad

Ralf Rangnick has admitted that Anthony Elanga and Amad are in his thoughts for Manchester United's match on Wednesday.

United play BSC Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday night, however, the Reds have already progressed to the knockout stages of the competition and it's expected that Rangnick will heavily rotate his side for that match at Old Trafford.

That should give some of United's youngsters an opportunity to impress the German, who arrived on an interim basis last week.

United have added six academy youngsters to their Champions League squad, but Elanga and Amad were already in contention to play against BSC Young Boys and Rangnick has confirmed that both players are in his thoughts ahead of the match.

Read what Rangnick had to say here.

Elanga and Rangnick.

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Mancini 'rules himself out' of United job

Roberto Mancini has ruled himself out of taking United job.

"A verbal agreement with a Premier League club? All false," Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"My only goal is to get to the World Cup and be able to win it."

Mancini is the head coach of Italy.

Manchester United 'express interest' in Rudiger

United have expressed an interest in signing Antonio Rudiger, according to The Independent.

The article claims United have joined the race for the German's signature alongside Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Tottenham, but it's said that the centre-back would prefer a move abroad.

Rudiger, 28, will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Antonio Rudiger has yet to fresh agree terms with Premier League rivals Chelsea. (Image: Visionhaus/Getty Images)

United to appoint Head of Women's Football

United have started their search to hire the club's first ever Head of Women's Football.

The club are looking for an individual who can spearhead their operations both on and off the pitch within the women's game in order to help players and staff compete at an elite level.

United's inaugural Head of Women's Football will also be tasked with playing a key role in ensuring the women's side meet strategic aims and objectives while they will also be responsible for implementing a playing style across all women's teams.

You can read about it all here.

Ivana Fuso celebrates with team mates and manager Marc Skinner after scoring for Manchester United vs Manchester City at Leigh Sports Village last month

Ajax plot Henderson move

Ajax are interested in taking Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan in the January transfer window.

Exploratory talks were held while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the United manager and it remains to be seen what interim manager Ralf Rangnick's plans are for Henderson.

Henderson, 24, has only played once all season and is open to embarking on a six-month or 18-month loan in the new year. Dutch sources have confirmed Ajax's interest and the club enquired about Henderson 18 months ago when his season-long loan with Sheffield United ended.

United have not decided whether to let Henderson go on loan in January and he is expected to start in the final Champions League group stage match against Young Boys at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Henderson is believed to be eager to impress Rangnick.

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Rangnick confirms double coaching staff appointment

Ralf Rangnick has confirmed the additions of assistant coach Chris Armas and sports psychologist Sascha Lense to the Manchester United backroom staff.

Armas was sacked by Major League Soccer side Toronto FC in July and is familiar to Rangnick from his time as assistant coach and then head coach of New York Red Bulls when Rangnick was sporting director of the Red Bull group.

Lense was recruited by Rangnick to work at RB Leipzig in 2015 and also worked at Schalke. Both Lense and Armas are waiting to obtain work permits.

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