Man Utd name Champions League squad, include Fletcher

Manchester United have announced their preliminary 25-man squad for this season’s Champions League campaign.

Sir Alex Ferguson has included midfielder Darren Fletcher in the roster despite the Scotland international battling a chronic bowel condition.

United have lodged a squad of 33 players total which includes eight ‘B-List’ players alongside the first-choice list of 25.

United have been drawn alongside Turkish club Galatasaray, Portuguese outfit Sporting Braga and Romanians CFR Cluj in Group H with their first fixture against the Turks on September 19.

Manchester United squad for 2012/13 Champions League - *Denotes B-List

Goalkeepers

David De Gea
Anders Lindegaard
Sam Johnstone*

Defenders

Rafael
Patrice Evra
Phil Jones
Rio Ferdinand
Jonny Evans
Chris Smalling
Nemanja Vidic
Alexander Buttner
Marnick Vermijl*
Michael Keane*

Midfielders

Antonio Valencia
Anderson
Ryan Giggs
Michael Carrick
Nani
Ashley Young
Paul Scholes
Tom Cleverley
Darren Fletcher
Nick Powell
Larnell Cole*
Jesse Lingard*
Ryan Tunnicliffe*

Forwards

Wayne Rooney
Javier Hernandez
Danny Welbeck
Robin van Persie
Shinji Kagawa
Federico Macheda*
Joshua King*

 

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