Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United announce travelling squad for Spain

Wednesday 07 April 2021 12:45

Manchester United have named a 24-man travelling squad for Spain ahead of Thursday night's Europa League quarter-final first leg with Granada.

The Reds meet the Andalusian outfit for the first time in the 20:00 BST kick-off but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having to contend with a couple of absentees, even if Marcus Rashford is set to be available despite sustaining a knock in the win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Four goalkeepers are in the group but there is no Eric Bailly, who tested positive for COVID-19 recently, nor Anthony Martial, after Ole revealed the France international could be out for the rest of the season with a knee problem.

Juan Mata is back in the fold and will be hoping for a run-out in his homeland, after missing that opportunity when our 'away' victory over Real Sociedad was played in Turin, Italy.

Anthony Elanga is included as one of the forwards after being added to the club's B list for the competition. The homegrown talent has recovered from a collarbone injury sustained while playing for the Under-23s against Leicester City and has yet to make his senior debut, although he did appear in the pre-season friendly with Aston Villa.

The 18-year-old is joined by fellow youngster Amad but Shola Shoretire is not set to travel, as was the case in the previous round.

See how United overcame Real Sociedad in the Europa League.


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

Defenders: 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.