Manchester United’s confirmed European squad includes surprises

Manchester United’s Champions League squad was finally announced, and Louis van Gaal has once again included a few surprises, whilst leaving out a World Cup winner.

Victor Valdes has been left out by the Iron Tulip and the Spaniard is yet to be assigned a squad number for the upcoming season.

On the other hand Guillermo Varela has been included in Louis van Gaal’s European plans, and he is the only recognised right-back in the side other than Matteo Darmian.

The midfield area looks packed with talent including the likes of Morgan Schniederlin who’ll be making his Champions League debut in the not too distant future.

There is also a spot in the squad for new-boy Anthony Martial who’ll be thriving at the prospect of going far in the competition this season.

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone

Defenders: Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Guillermo Varela, Paddy McNair, Matteo Darmian

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Nick Powell, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira.

Forwards: Wayne Rooney, Memphis, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, James Wilson.

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