Ighalo Named In Manchester United’s Europa League Squad

Manchester United have added their three January signings to their Europa League squad for the knockout stages of the competition – including Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes signed from Sporting in January, and is eligible to represent United despite having played in all of his former club’s group stage matches in the Europa League.

UEFA dropped the rule preventing players from only representing one club per season in European competition in 2018.

United had to submit their desired squad changes by 24:00 CET on Monday, February 3, where they could add up to three new players.

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The resulting squad has seen Fernandes joined by loan signing Odion Ighalo and youth addition Nathan Bishop, who joined from Southend.

Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are omitted from the squad after joining Estudiantes and Inter Milan respectively in January.

United play their first leg of their last-32 tie at Club Brugge on February 20.

The B list contains an unlimited number of players and is made up of homegrown youngsters, who can be called upon at anytime during the competition.

United’s A-List contains the majority of the first team, as well as the likes of youngster Matej Kovar and Axel Tuanzebe, Evening Manchester reports.


Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, David De Gea, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Matej Kovar, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Sergio Romero.


Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe.


Nathan Bishop, Lee Grant, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.


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