Manchester United have a few selection dilemmas entering Thursday night’s Europa League game away at Granada.

There was both good and bad news in the naming of a 24-man squad.

Eric Bailly is still out, with the 26-year-old recently catching coronavirus, extending his absence from the side.

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Anthony Elanga and Juan Mata have made the squad, along with Marcus Rashford

The club’s official website listed the full squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Bishop, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Telles, Tuanzebe, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Amad, Fernandes, Fred, James, Mata, Matic, McTominay, Pogba, van de Beek, Cavani, Elanga, Greenwood, Rashford.


Rashford being passed fit to be part of the squad is a real boost after he limped off against Brighton.

Mata boosts United’s creative options, which were low in the last round against Milan.


Elanga could make his debut, but only if the game goes as comfortably as United’s last trip to face a Spanish side.

At 4-0 up against Real Sociedad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Amad his maiden United appearance and Elanga will be dreaming of something similar tomorrow.

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Solskjaer is set to hold a press conference this afternoon to give a further update on any fitness concerns.

But it seems United have a healthy number of players available.

Bailly’s absence is frustrating, but it’s something United are used to and Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire have played well of late.

Solskjaer’s team was almost picked for him in Milan due to injuries but he actually has some decisions to make ahead of this first leg clash.

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