[Photos] Man Utd squad confirmed: 6 teens included as Utd fly-out for PSG showdown
A 20-man Manchester United squad flew-out to Paris this afternoon ahead of their Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been forced to include a number of youngsters as a 20-man Manchester United squad flew-out to Paris this afternoon ahead of their Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
United head into the last-16 second leg trailing 2-0 following their first leg defeat at Old Trafford last month so the Manchester giants face a daunting challenge to book their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
However, Solskjaer’s task has been made even more difficult by a crippling injury crisis that has seen a number of players ruled out with the likes of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera all missing the trip with muscle injuries.
Alexis Sanchez has also been ruled out and is reportedly facing at least six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury that he picked up during the 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday afternoon while Paul Pogba is suspended following his sending off in the first leg.
With Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian also not fit yet, Solskjaer has been forced to turn to his academy system to bolster his squad with teen stars Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams all included in the travelling party.
Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira are also involved so it’s going to be an inexperienced Man Utd squad as they look to try and turn things around against PSG at the Parc des Princes tomorrow night.
The 20-man squad flew out of Manchester Airport this morning ahead of the game and Solskjaer will hold his pre-match press conference in front of the media later this afternoon where he’s expected to provide a full team news update.
Sir Alex Ferguson has also joined the squad in travelling to Paris so they’ll be hoping the legendary former manager will be able to help inspire what would be a famous comeback victory over PSG tomorrow.
This is the 20-man squad, as confirmed on ManUtd.com:
De Gea, Romero, Grant; Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Williams, Young; Fred, Garner, Gomes, McTominay, Pereira; Chong, Greenwood, Lukaku, Rashford.
Here are some photos of the United squad arriving at the airport:
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