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Revealed: United's Champions League squad

Tuesday 04 September 2018 16:54

Manchester United's submitted squad for the 2018/19 Champions League group stage has been published by UEFA.

The Reds will come up against Italian giants Juventus, Switzerland's Young Boys and Valencia CF of Spain in Group H, as Jose Mourinho's side bid to reach the knockout stage for the second season running.

The 25-man squad, which is only for the group games and can be changed if United progress to the next round, includes new signings Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant.

Fred and Lee Grant - and fellow new signing Diogo Dalot - are all named in United's Champions League squad.

Marcus Rashford is notably excluded, but this is because he can be registered on the 'B' list of players who were born after 1 January 1997 and have been eligible to play for the club for more than two years. Therefore, the 20-year-old striker can play in United's group games, as can other young players who meet the criteria, despite not being in the squad published today on


David De Gea
Lee Grant
Sergio Romero

Victor Lindelof
Eric Bailly
Phil Jones
Chris Smalling
Marcos Rojo
Diogo Dalot
Luke Shaw
Antonio Valencia
Matteo Darmian

Dalot, pictured here in action for United's U23s, played in the Champions League last season for FC Porto.

Paul Pogba
Juan Mata
Jesse Lingard
Andreas Pereira
Ashley Young
Ander Herrera
Marouane Fellaini
Nemanja Matic
Scott McTominay

Romelu Lukaku
Anthony Martial

*Marcus Rashford is on United's 'B' list of eligible players, which has not been released


United's opening Champions League game will be in Switzerland, away to Young Boys on 19 September, and Jose Mourinho has been in the Alpine country today, albeit on different business.
Jose Mourinho is pictured with fellow football bosses at the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum.
The United manager was attending the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon, alongside current and former Premier League managers Rafa Benitez, Carlo Ancelotti and Arsene Wenger.