United's 26-man squad for final named

Monday 24 May 2021 18:00

Manchester United's travelling squad for Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final with Villarreal in Gdansk has been confirmed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking 26 players to Poland, as United chase a second Europa League title, having already won this competition back in 2017.

Among the party is club captain Harry Maguire, who missed our last four games of the domestic season due to an ankle ligament injury.

The boss has explained that he will wait until the day of the final to make a decision on whether the 28-year-old can be involved or not, but admitted that it's unlikely.

Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof have competed for the two centre-back spots in recent games and all travel to Poland in the hope of being selected by Solskjaer.

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Anthony Martial appeared as a substitute during our 2017 Europa League final victory in Stockholm but will not be involved this time around.

The Frenchman has been absent for two months due to a knee injury picked up with France during the March international break and, despite returning to training over recent weeks, he is deemed to be not yet ready for first-team action.

Youngsters Amad, Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire impressed during Sunday's 2-1 victory over Wolves and, with Solskjaer able to name 12 substitutes in Gdansk - five of which he can use in normal time - all are in with a chance of experiencing their first European final.

David De Gea, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are the only four players selected who were also in the matchday eighteen in Sweden four years ago.

The squad will depart for Poland on Monday evening and Tuesday will see Solskjaer and two of his players appear in front of the media from 15:30 BST, for a pre-match press conference.

We'll also be bringing you training footage and images from Gdansk Stadium, as well as plenty of interviews, videos and features in the build-up to the showpiece event.

Scroll down for the full travelling squad...


Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams

Midfielders: Amad, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek

Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Shola Shoretire