De Gea Named in United Champions League Squad

By Andy Hyslop

  • United have named a 26 man squad for the group stages of Champions League
  • David De Gea included after Real Madrid move fell through
  • Deadline day signing Martial also included

Manchester United have named their squad for this season’s Champions League, David De Gea is the most notable name following the collapse of his move to Real Madrid. Also included is deadline day signing Anthony Martial.

United have named 26 players in all, with 23 of those on the List A of players while there are three players named as List B players. Find the definition of what List A and B are at UEFA.com

The headline from this squad with of course be the inclusion of goalkeeper David De Gea, following his deadline day move to Real Madrid fell through. Fellow Spaniard has a long way to go to earn a reprieve from manager Van Gaal after failing to make the squad. After he refused to play in several Under-21 games last season.

Deadline day signing is included in the squad, he is eligible for the competition despite playing in the qualifying rounds for AS Monaco. Because Monaco were knocked out and the qualifying rounds aren’t recognised as official Champions League games.

Many of the squad will be making their Champions League debuts for United, following United’s failure to make last years competition and all the new arrivals this summer.

Champions League Squad

Goalkeepers Midfielders   Forwards   
 No. Name No. Name No.  Name
1 David De Gea 16 Michael Carrick 7 Memphis Depay
20 Sergio Romero  17 Daley Blind 8 Juan Mata
50 Sam Johnstone  18 Ashley Young 9 Anthony Martial
    21 Ander Herrera 10 Wayne Rooney
Defenders   22 Nick Powell 19 James Wilson *
No. Name 25 Antonia Valencia    
 4 Phil Jones 27 Marouane Fellaini    
5 Marcos Rojo 28 Morgan Schneiderlin    
12 Chris Smalling 31 Bastian Schweinsteiger    
23 Luke Shaw 35 Jesse Lingard    
30 Guillermo Varela 44 Andreas Pereira *    
33 Paddy McNair *        
36  Matteo Darmian

* List B

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