Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wearing a mask

Confirmed: Reds' travelling squad for Leipzig

Monday 07 December 2020 13:45

Manchester United are taking a 23-man squad to Germany for Tuesday's Champions League game against RB Leipzig.

Qualification is up for grabs from Group H, with the Reds requiring at least a point in order to secure a place in the knock-out stage, and confidence must be high after the superb comeback at West Ham United on Saturday.

Fred is suspended and strikers Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial are out with minor knocks sustained at the London Stadium.

On the plus side, David De Gea and Luke Shaw both make the trip, with the latter returning after being sidelined since the win over Everton on 7 November.

There is still plenty of firepower at manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's disposal with Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, who both scored at the weekend, and Odion Ighalo all available to lead the line.

Axel Tuanzebe is back in the Champions League squad after missing last week's home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain due to being banned for accumulating three yellow cards in the competition.

As a reminder, Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard are also pushing for selection as Ole must ponder which formation to use against the much-vaunted Bundesliga side, who drew 3-3 away to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Highlights: United 5 RB Leipzig 0 Video

Highlights: United 5 RB Leipzig 0

Watch the goals by Rashford (3), Greenwood and Martial from a brilliant victory over Leipzig in October...


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

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

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek. 

Forwards: Odion Ighalo, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford.