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No Antony, No Sancho: Three Manchester United players who can start on the right wing

Erik ten Hag has a big selection dilemma ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Antony is granted a ‘leave of absence’ following allegations of physical assault on women.

Jadon Sancho would have started, but his public row with Ten Hag has scuppered his chances.

Man United confirmed that Sancho would be on a ‘personal training programme away from the first-team group, pending resolution of a squad discipline issue’.

It is hard to see him back into the squad until he apologises to the manager and promises to improve his behaviour in training.

This leaves Ten Hag short of options in the right-wing spot. 

We look at three players who can fill that role in the absence of Antony and Sancho.

Facundo Pellistri

The Uruguay international is the only natural right-winger available to Ten Hag. 

He has done well and shown glimpses of brilliance in the limited opportunities he received last term.

This is the perfect time for Pellistri to put his foot on the accelerator and show that he can start for a top club like Man United.

It remains to be seen if Ten Hag trusts the 21-year-old enough to hand him a starting spot or opts to bring him on as a substitute.

Bruno Fernandes

The Portuguese playmaker played a few games on the right flank last season when Antony was injured.  

Antony rarely floats in crosses from the wide position. Having Fernandes at that spot could eradicate that limitation.

The United captain can do a fine job at the wing, but his best position is in the centre, where he gets more space to play his passes.

We prefer him in the number 10 spot rather than on the right wing.

Marcus Rashford

We could have added Mason Mount to the list, but the former Chelsea man is still on the sidelines.

Man United’s talisman Rashford has played on the right wing several times in his career.

If Ten Hag shifts him to the right, Alejandro Garnacho could return to the starting XI.

A front three of Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund and Rashford looks threatening on the paper.

However, Rashford is most comfortable on the left wing. 

He struggled in the first two games of this season when the manager asked him to lead the line.

Ten Hag switched him to his favoured position in the last couple of matches. 

He responded with an assist, won a penalty and scored the opening goal against Arsenal.

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