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Confirmed Manchester United squad traveling to face Istanbul Basaksehir

Manchester United have 24 players travelling to Turkey for Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League group game against Istanbul Basaksehir.

There is no place for new signing Alex Telles, who tested positive for COVID-19 and has no featured since his impressive debut against Paris Saint-Germain two weeks ago.

That gives Luke Shaw another chance to prove himself though it already looks like the Brazilian is far superior going forward which is important if United are to play a diamond in midfield because it’s our full-backs who need to provide width up and down the pitch.

Anthony Martial is available after his domestic suspension came to an end. It could be argued that we missed the Frenchman against the Gunners at the weekend…

Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Teden Mengi, Daniel James and Odion Ighalo are back in the match day squad after missing out on Sunday. However, none of them are likely to start.

According to the Manchester Evening News, all players have to be tested before travelling to Champions League away games. A positive test for coronavirus would obviously prevent them form travelling and Telles has not been risked.

Confirmed Manchester United squad members
David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof, Teden Mengi, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, Daniel James, Bruno Fernande; Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Odion Ighalo, Mason Greenwood.

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