- No Martial, Lingard or Herrera as Man Utd squad for PSG Champions League clash confirmed20:03 | 05/03/2019
Five youngsters have been included as part of the travelling party, including the likes of Tahith Chong, James Garner and Mason Greenwood.
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Manchester United are without a host of first-team stars for their Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain, with the likes of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera again missing out.
The trio were also absent from United’s 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday, with youngsters Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong named on the bench for that game.
And both youngsters are also in the travelling party heading to Paris on Tuesday, while there’s also a place for 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, and 17-year-old midfielder James Garner.
Paul Pogba, meanwhile, is absent after his red card in the first leg, which PSG won 2-0 courtesy of goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe.
The French World Cup winner was shown a second yellow card for a mistimed challenge on Dani Alves in the closing stages of the game at Old Trafford to add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s selection issues.
Spanish midfielder Juan Mata is another who hasn’t travelled to Paris as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury that he suffered in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
United are almost back to their full complement of defensive players, however, with the likes of Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling all included.
Matteo Darmian and Phil Jones both haven’t travelled, though, with Under-23s full-back Brandon Williams another young player who has been given the opportunity to join the 20-man squad.
United will have their work cut out to pull off a comeback against the Ligue 1champions, although Solskjaer is adamant that his side do still have a chance of going through.
He told the club’s official website: “We can’t write games off, we’ve been fantastic away from home. We’re not going to go out without giving a fight.
“We’re going to go out there and enjoy the game. We know it’s a difficult place to come and they played really well at Old Trafford, so it’s a great challenge for our players to go out there and show what they can do.”
Man Utd travelling squad in full
Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant.
Denders: Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Williams, Young.
Midfielders: Fred, Garner, Gomes, McTominay, Pereira.
Forwards: Chong, Greenwood, Lukaku, Rashford.
Source – Goal.com
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