David De Gea and Sergio Romero.

Team news for United v FC Copenhagen in Germany

Sunday 09 August 2020 18:22

Manchester United have a large squad to choose from for Monday night's UEFA Europa League quarter-final with FC Copenhagen.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe were not part of the group that travelled to Germany for the tie at Stadion Koln, but young midfielders James Garner and Ethan Galbraith were among those spotted boarding the plane in Manchester.

So the boss has some key decisions to make - first and foremost, who starts in goal.

Sergio Romero has started most of the matches in this competition but no call has been made on whether he keeps his place from the win over LASK, or if David De Gea returns between the posts.

"That's an obvious question," Solskjaer replied, when asked who will start against the Danes. “Because I think I must be the most privileged manager in the world with the goalkeeping department we have here with Sergio, David and we've got Dean Henderson coming back as well. That's three top, top goalkeepers there.

“This Europa League, this season, has shown again how important Sergio has been to us and, for me, David has also been always been performing there, so we'll see what we do for the rest of the season. It's difficult, yeah of course it is, but it is a nice problem to have.”

Henderson, who was on loan at Sheffield United, is not part of this squad.

Solskjaer was flanked by Brandon Williams at the press conference and he appeared to confirm the defender will start, presumably in the left-back role in Shaw's absence.

There are question marks over the rest of the line-up but Harry Maguire would appear certain to start as captain, as usual, while Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial came off the bench against LASK, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood among those to get a rest.

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