'It's not serious' - Rangnick on Cristiano Ronaldo missing FA Cup win due to injury
Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo gave Manchester United fans a scare after missing the Red Devils' 1-0 third round win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Monday with muscular problems.
Ronaldo was not the only player to miss the game, with Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire and Phil Jones were all missing from the side that lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League last week.
United's interim manager, Ralf Rangnick reiterated that Ronaldo's injury was nothing serious and that it was only a minor problem and that they did not want to take any risks with the player.
"I spoke with Cristiano yesterday before training, he told me that he's had some problems for the last couple of days. Minor problems, but in the end, we decided that it made more sense to not take any risks in a game that could easily last 120 minutes, so we just decided to rest him," he said post the game.
"He had some problems with his hip, with his hip muscle. I don't think it's anything serious."
United for their part just managed to squeeze past Villa on the night as they had Scott McTominay to thank for the win, with the midfielder scoring the only goal of the game in the eighth minute.