Rooney absent as United fly off to face Midtjylland

Date published: Wednesday 17th February 2016 11:16

Manchester United have omitted Wayne Rooney from their travelling party for Thursday night’s Europa League clash with FC Midtjylland.

Louis van Gaal is due to hold his pre-match press conference in Denmark at 5pm when he will reveal why his captain is missing.

United play their Europa League first leg on Thursday night before facing Shrewsbury in the FA Cup on Monday.

Matteo Darmian also remains in Manchester after dislocating his shoulder in the defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.

Youngsters Donald Love, Will Keane, Regan Poole, Joe Riley and James Weir all made the trip.

United’s travelling squad: De Gea, Romero, Love, McNair, Smalling, Blind, Poole, Riley, Carrick, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Pereira, Weir, Mata, Memphis, Martial, Keane.

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