Manchester United Announce Official 22-Man Squad To Face Real Madrid

By on February 12, 2013

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has named a 22-man squad for the trip to Spain to face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Ferguson has named defenders Phil Jones and Jonny Evans in the strong squad despite both players being forced off with injuries during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford.

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is back in contention after missing the last two games through injury but is expected to be among the substitutes with David De Gea continuing between the sticks.

Winger Ashley Young also returns to the squad for the first time since last month’s win over Liverpool and Fergie must decide whether to throw him straight back into action or keep him in reserve on the bench. The only notable name missing is midfielder Paul Scholes who’s been ruled out with a knee injury.

Here is the official 22-man squad announced on ManUtd.com on Tuesday afternoon:

Goalkeepers

De Gea, Lindegaard.

Defenders

Büttner, Evans, Evra, Ferdinand, Jones, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic.

Midfielders

Anderson, Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs, Nani, Valencia, Young, Kagawa.

Forwards

Hernandez, Rooney, van Persie, Welbeck.

Now we’ve seen the squad, what would your starting eleven be for the big game? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

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24 Comments

  1. Davidsimon

    February 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    From my point of view,i think the line-up shul be; DEFENDERS: Rafael,Evans,Vidic,Evra MIDFILDERS: Valencia, Jones, Carrick, Nani. STRIKERS: Rooney & Van Persie

  2. Davidsimon

    February 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Hey, i jus omitted my keeper, pls let De Gea continue his gud form 4 me

  3. Ogonna the traford

    February 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Am confident dat utd can bring madrid down.but i tink we nid 2 play our game nd use d ryt ppl in d match.fergie nids 2 play nani at d ryt wing nd young at d left,vp nd rooney up front,anderson and carrick at d midfield and vidic/ferdinand at d central dfence den rafeal/evra

  4. luis obasi

    February 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    De gea,vidic,evans,evra,rafael,carricks,cleverly,nani,kagawa,rooney,van persie

  5. Unisa bigman bangura

    February 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I think this squed is the best to face real madrie in spain

  6. kantoma loko

    February 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    my assume starting eleven are: evra ferdina rafael vidic nani kagawa valancia carrik rooney vanparsi

    • ManUtdMango

      February 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Rooney wasn’t mentioned in the 22 man squad…

  7. Deejay

    February 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    De Gea, Rafeal, ferdinand, Vidic, Evra. Jones, Carrick, Cleverly, Kagawa, Rooney. Van Persie. And formation is 4, 2,3,1

  8. Ote ayibas

    February 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    De gea, refeal evra evans vidic,kagawa cleverly jones, rooney van persie valencia..

  9. S O D

    February 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    GK=DE_GEA
    DF=Rafael_vidic_evans_evrA
    MF=Nani_cleverley_carrick_rooney_young
    Fw=Van_PERSIE
    4-5-1

  10. Emmanuel

    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    DF=Evra,Evans,Vidic,Rafael MF=Carrick,clerverly,Adernson,Nani FW=Rooney van pasie

  11. dafydd

    February 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I think it will be
    De gea
    Rafael, Ferdinand, vidic, Evra
    Valencia, Carrick, Kagawa, Young
    Rooney
    Van Persie

  12. Mubarak jaji

    February 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I Lik Man Utd to beat Real madrid

  13. west ntui

    February 13, 2013 at 5:40 am

    or me let de gea start,Rafael,vidic,Evans,Evra. Nani, Kagawa,Carick,cleverly,Rooney,Van persie

  14. Dat.....exodus

    February 13, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I tink d key formation 2 beat madrid are:Gk, dea gea. MF: carik,kagawa,nani,young.FW: rooney, RVP. 4 4 2 fomation

  15. subra

    February 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

    gk :ddg
    def: rafael,vidic,rio,evra
    mid:valencia,carrick,cleverly,jones
    str:rooney,rvp

    valencia will provide cover for rafael.
    jones will mark ronaldo..
    cleverly will run thru the midfield..
    carrick will hold back and pass..

  16. Don.christ

    February 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

    De Gea,Rafael,Evra,Vidic,Ferdinand,Carrick,Cleverley,Kagawa,A young,Rooney,V.Persie

  17. Lasekan Emmanuel damilola

    February 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

    de gea,rafael,ferdinard,vidic,evra,cleverley,carrick,kagawa,rooney,van persie,nani

  18. Joby411

    February 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Howard Webbs the only Manc player who’ll produce the goods! COME ON REAL 3-1 mourinios men

  19. godwin.a

    February 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    is d best squad 2 face madrid

  20. godwin agba

    February 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    keeper;de gea, defenders:evra,vidic,rafeal and evans midfielders:carrick,cleverley,kagawa strikers:rooney,van persie and nani

  21. ossai chukwuka

    February 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I want man utd to win Real madrid 4:1

  22. RooneyTheLegend

    February 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Nani, carrick, Cleverly, Kagawa, Rooney, RVP. I don’t think young will be fit enough, as for Valencia not really convincing!

  23. festus mwelii

    February 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    De gea, Rafael,Evra,Rio,Vidic,Ceverly,Carrick,Valencia,Young,Rooney and Van Persie

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