Writing on the wall as Man Utd leave trio out of 24-man CL squad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero and Phil Jones out of Manchester United’s squad for the Champions League group stages.

New signings Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri have been included in the squad. Mason Greenwood Teden Mengi and Brandon Williams are on the club’s B list.

Players on the B list can be added to any matchday squad up to 24 hours before the fixture takes place.

Rojo failed to secure a move away from United prior to Monday’s transfer deadline. The Argentine defender is a long way down Solskjaer’s pecking order having spent last season on loan with Estudiantes.

Jones, meanwhile, featured in just two Premier League matches for United last season. He’s behing Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe in the pecking order.

Romero, meanwhile, has been strongly linked with a move away.

His wife spoke out against the club earlier this week after a move to Everton was blocked. The goalkeeper now appears destined for a move to MLS, according to Thursday’s Paper Talk.


United’s Champions League A list squad

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Grant, Henderson.

Defenders: Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe.

Midfielders: Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Fred, Fernandes, James, Pellistri, Matic, Van de Beek, McTominay.

Forwards: Cavani, Martial, Rashford, Ighalo.


United have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in Group H of the competition.


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