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Solskjaer Names Strong Man Utd For Astana Clash

Bright Okafor



Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has unveiled his squad for the Europa League opener against Astana FC of Kazakhstan.

Manchester United are back in the Europa League for this season at least and they will host Astana later on Thursday.

The Red Devils won the Europa League title in 2017 thereby securing a place in the Champions League in the following season.

Manchester United beat Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in the Europa League final during that campaign.

Ahead of their return to the competition, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that several players will miss the game against Astana.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Daniel James, Eric Bailly and Anthony Martial are expected to sit out the Europa League clash with Astana at the Theatre of Dreams.

Solskjaer is expected to welcome both Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot back from illness and injury respectively for the game.

Man Utd Provisional Squad: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Fred, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Charlie Wellens, Andreas Pereira, Tahith Chong, Jesse Lingard, Juan Manuel Mata, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford

Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.