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Ighalo Makes Man Utd UCL Squad, Romero, Jones And Rojo Dumped

Odion Ighalo was named in Manchester United’s 25-man A-list squad for clashes with Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage.

The former Super Eagles star was included in the squad after his impressive form last season when he joined Old Trafford on loan from the Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.

Also in the squad are signings Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri – who joined the club on Deadline Day. Donny van de Beek also made the squad.

However, Sergio Romero, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo were dumped out of the squad for the Champions League.

Romero was snubbed in favour of fellow goalkeepers Lee Grant, Dean Henderson and David de Gea.

The 33-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford since Henderson’s return and is reportedly disappointed after his hopes of joining Everton on Deadline Day were dashed.

Romero’s wife took to Instagram to vent her frustration at United for failing to let him leave, and the Argentina international has now been linked with a move to Major League Soccer.

Five substitutions will be permitted in each Champions League game this season, which means an extended 23-man matchday squad can be named.

Academy graduates Mason Greenwood, Teden Mengi and Brandon Williams can remain on the B-list, which can be added to up until midnight before any particular fixture.

United travel to France to face PSG on October 20 before hosting RB Leipzig a week later. They then face two matches with Istanbul Basaksehir in November and play the return fixtures against PSG and RB Leipzig in December.

Manchester United A-list squad

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek

Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

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