Duo miss entire EL campaign as Man Utd prepare for LASK return

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2020 7:09

Luke Shaw, Mason Greenwood Man Utd

Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe will miss Manchester United’s clash with LASK and the remainder of their Europa League campaign due to season-ending injuries.

The defenders have been omitted from the Red Devils’ 30-man squad for the last-16 second leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday. United won the first match 5-0 in Austria prior to lockdown.

Shaw and Tuanzebe will also miss the final-eight tournament in Germany.

Phil Jones has been included in the group. That’s despite not featuring since the restart due to an issue of his own that will again keep him out on Wednesday.

Diogo Dalot was not on the video provided of United’s warm-up, but it’s understood under-18s captain Teden Mengi, Ethan Laird and James Garner joined up with the session after doing gym work.

Ethan Galbraith is in the Europa League squad but it is understood he will join up later in the week. The midfielder needs to build his Covid-19 test history.

Man Utd’s Europa League squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant. Bishop, Bailly, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Laird, Lindelof, Maguire, Mengi, Wan-Bissaka, Williams. Fernandes, Fred, Garner, James, Lingard, Mata, Matic, McTominay, Pereira, Pogba. Chong, Greenwood, Ighalo, Martial, Rashford.

 

 

United warned Sancho could flop

United have been warned not to heap too much pressure on Jadon Sancho when he joins the club.

The Red Devils are closing in on a club-record £90m deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund winger. Sancho will sign a five-year deal worth £220,000 a week and will take the club’s coveted No 7 shirt.

Sancho already wears the number seven jersey for Dortmund. He provided 17 goals and 16 assists in the Bundesliga this season.

However, United fans have been warned not to instantly expect the same return from Sancho.

The warning comes from former star Gordon Hill, who was speaking to the Talk of the Devils podcast.

Hill, who played for United between 1975-1978, does, however, think Sancho has the talent.

Jadon Sancho TEAMtalk

“Jadon will come with a price tag, a level of expectation for him to live up to,” he said.

“In the past we have had Angel Di Maria and Memphis Depay to name just two who have come in and were going to be the creative saviour for United on the wing.

“Time and time again we’ve seen players come in for big money and then not perform. It has generally come at some significant cost for that player to be moved on.

“I hope that won’t happen with Jadon but you will understand my apprehension. That’s not based on his talent, but the expectation that is already going to be put on his shoulders.”

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