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


David De Gea Anders Lindegaard Sam Johnstone*


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


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


Wayne Rooney Javier HernandezDanny WelbeckRobin van PersieShinji KagawaFederico Macheda* Joshua King*

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