Confirmed: Duo Miss Out As Man Utd Announce 19-Man Squad Ahead Of Zorya Clash
Manchester United have confirmed their 19-man squad which is travelling to Odessa ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk.
Manchester United have confirmed on ManUtd.com their 19-man squad which is travelling to Odessa ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk.
The Red Devils squad flew out to Ukraine this morning knowing just a point tomorrow night will secure their place in the last-32 knock-out stages of the competition but Jose Mourinho has taken no chances with his squad.
The Portuguese coach has taken a full-strength 19-man squad with him for the game with Wayne Rooney returning to the fold after being forced to sit out Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton due to suspension.
Eric Bailly will be hoping to get some game-time after being an unused substitute at Goodison Park on Sunday having recently recovered from a serious knee injury that kept him out for two months.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial also travel and will be hoping to continue their recent excellent form after forcing their way in to Mourinho’s first team plans over the past few weeks.
However, United will continue to be without Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw as the defenders remain unavailable for selection due to on-going injury problems while Bastian Schweinsteiger is ineligible as he wasn’t registered in their Europa League squad for the group stages.
Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia look to have been rested as they don’t make the trip to Ukraine along with Matteo Darmian, Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Here is the confirmed 19-man squad in full:
De Gea, Romero, Johnstone; Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Bailly, Rojo, Blind, Young; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Mkhitaryan; Martial, Rashford, Rooney, Ibrahimovic.
United head in to the game sitting second in Group A after beating Feyenoord 4-0 at Old Trafford two weeks ago but they need to beat Zorya and hope the Dutch outfit can do them a favour in tonight’s other group game in order to snatch top spot.
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