Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named a 22 man squad for Manchester United’s opening Champions League game away to Young Boys.

Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Scott McTominay are all absent but academy stars Matej Kovar and Antony Elanga are included in the party, confirmed by the club’s official website.

Travelling squad: De Gea, Heaton, Kovar; Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Varane, Wan-Bissaka; Fernandes, Fred, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Pogba, Sancho, van de Beek; Elanga, Greenwood, Martial, Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to kick on following his dream second debut at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ronaldo’s last game for United prior to re-joining was the 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in 2009.

Kovar is included despite Dean Henderson making his first appearance of the season since recovering from a bout of coronavirus in the under-23s’ 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.


Solskjaer will be targeting a strong start in Switzerland and after losing to Istanbul Basaksehir away from home last season, which proved costly, United can ill afford a slow start to their European campaign.

Pictured on the plane

United’s stars have already flown out to Switzerland. They will train later and Solskjaer will hold his press conference at 5.20pm.

The players posted an picture from the plane in their new training gear.

Manchester United’s Champions League group stages fixtures 2021

  1. Young Boys (A)

    Tuesday September 14, 5.45pm

  2. Villarreal (H)

    Wednesday September 29, 8pm

  3. Atalanta (H)

    Wednesday October 20, 8pm

  4. Atalanta (A)

    Tuesday November 2, 8pm

  5. Villarreal (A)

    Tuesday November 23, 5.45pm

  6. Young Boys (H)

    Wednesday December 8, 8pm

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