Manchester United v Tottenham: Cristiano Ronaldo among two returning stars for this weekend’s clash

For Tottenham, Ryan Sessegnon is out, and joins Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga on the treatment table.

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed club legend Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from the injury that kept him out against City and will be in contention for Tottenham this weekend.

The 37-year-old Ronaldo missed the 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City last week due to a hip problem, even though there were reports that he left camp after finding out he was not starting the game.

Ronaldo’s availability is another headache for Antonio Conte’s Tottenham who are hoping to sneak into a Champions League spot after a topsy-turvy season that has seen them change managers.

Edinson Cavani of Manchester United in action during a first team training (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

The Manchester United manager also confirmed Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, who has been carrying an injury, has also returned to the training and will give Rangnick a decision to make on who starts, even though it’s more likely to be Ronaldo.

The German struggled to name a striker in his team just a week ago, but will now have to decide on which of his highly coveted forwards will suit the tactics he has in mind for Tottenham.

The Manchester United manager said: “He [Ronaldo] resumed training yesterday. He trained for the whole session and I expect him to be in training today as well.

“He trained well, like the rest of the group, so I would have thought that he’s available for tomorrow. What’s important is that he and Edi are both back in training and are both available for the game.”

Tottenham will go above United if they can snatch a victory in Manchester, with two games in hand for Antonio Conte’s men.

But that is easier said than done, with the north London side going into the game with their own injury problems.

In-form left winger Ryan Sessegnon picked up a muscle injury against Everton and will now join the likes of Skipp and Tanganga on the treatment table.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte revealed: “Bad news about Ryan Sessegnon. He had a scan and a muscular problem.

“Maybe we’ll see him after the international break. About Skipp and Tanganga, they are out.”