After departing for the Spanish capital on Tuesday afternoon, some of Manchester United’s roster for the match against Atletico Madrid has been disclosed.
United play the defending La Liga winners in the opening leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter on Wednesday night, with the competition representing Ralf Rangnick’s best opportunity of earning a title during his interim stay as manager.
Before departing Manchester, the interim manager declared that Edinson Cavani would be unavailable for the match.
He answered, “No, Edi will not be able to make the trip.” “He didn’t train, and he hasn’t trained in the last few weeks, so he won’t be in the group.”
“He has groyne issues, and it’s pointless to push him and drive him back into training as long as he doesn’t feel able to sprint fully.” He knows when he’ll be totally available again because he’s had enough experience on his own.”
Photographers captured some of the team’s members arriving at Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the team’s journey.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Harry Maguire were among the players spotted, while young playmaker Hannibal Mejbri, sporting a new hairstyle, has also travelled to Spain with the senior side.
United later posted a video of the players departing Manchester and arriving in Madrid, confirming the presence of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, David de Gea, and Eric Bailly.
Bailly will make his first appearance since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Scott McTominay are among the players who have not been spotted but are expected to play.
United also switched airlines from Aeroflot, the club’s official airline, to Titan Airways.
United’s ‘official carrier,’ however, is Aeroflot.
Manchester United squad members vs Atletico Madrid revealed
De Gea, Henderson, Heaton, Maguire, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles, Jones, Bailly, Fred, Mata, Hannibal, Matic, Pogba, Sancho, Ronaldo, Lingard, Elanga, Rashford: De Gea, Henderson, Heaton, Maguire, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles, Jones, Bailly, Fred, Mata, Hannibal, Matic, Pogba,