Ferguson takes youthful Man Utd squad to Galatasaray

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has left several senior players out of his squad for their Champions League clash at Galatasaray.

Wayne Rooney was among those to miss out, even though he was able to return to training on Monday morning after sitting out the weekend defeat at Norwich with tonsillitis.

With qualification already secured, Ferguson also left out Rio Ferdinand, with skipper Patrice Evra and top scorer Robin van Persie also among those not to make the trip.

Paul Scholes was absent too, as was Ryan Giggs, the only survivor from that 1993 'Welcome to Hell' expedition to Istanbul, was omitted following his appearance at Carrow Road.

Squad: Sam Johnstone, Anders Lindegaard; Rafael, Alexander Buttner, Phil Jones, Tom Thorpe, Marnick Vermijl, Scott Wootton; Michael Carrick, Davide Petrucci, Larnell Cole, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Nick Powell, Ashley Young, Ryan Tunnicliffe; Javier Hernandez, Joshua King, Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda.

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