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Rangnick issues challenge to Man United's forgotten players

Manchester United have already qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League by virtue of winning their group, so ahead of Wednesday's match against Young Boys, Ralf Rangnick has issued a challenge to some of the club's forgotten players.

Rangnick spoke of the demands of the heavy English schedule in his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit of the Swiss side, detailing that he would rotate for the match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

A number of players fell out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it looked as though they were headed for the exit door, with this being the case for Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly.

The former Schalke coach made clear that he wants to see something from these players, with the Champions League match a perfect occasion for them to play.

"It makes sense that we will rest a few players due to the crowded fixture list over the next few weeks," Rangnick confirmed.

"Everyone has the chance to perform and present himself. That is why I am happy to give game time to quite a few of those players to see them under pressure in a Champions League game in front of 75,000 people.

"This is a perfect opportunity to get to know the players, like I did last Sunday against [Crystal] Palace. We have only had one week of training so far."

United's young talent

In addition to the rotation options within the squad, Rangnick is also keen to see exactly what kind of talent he has to work with in terms of younger players.

A number of youngsters, including the promising Zidane Iqbal, were added to United's Champions League B list on Tuesday, making them eligible to play on Wednesday.

Anthony Elanga has impressed Rangnick in his early training sessions with the club, whilst Amad Diallo could be in line to make his first appearance of the campaign.

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