Man Utd name 30-man squad for rest of Europa League with Luke Shaw and Tuanzebe axed due to injury
Aug. 04, 2020
MANCHESTER UNITED have not named Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe in their 30-man squad for the Europa League knockouts.
Austrian side LASK face the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Wednesday with the hosts boasting a 5-0 first leg lead.
But absent from that tie, and the rest of the competition, will be Shaw and Tuanzebe.
An ankle injury will keep the left-back out with Tuanzebe unavailable until September, as confirmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Phil Jones has made the cut despite suffering from fitness problems himself.
In early July, United boss Solskjaer suggested the centre-back will be back in training by the end of that month.
He told reporters: "Phil and Axel will still be out for a little while.
"It’ll be a few weeks before Phil can start training and Axel, we won’t probably see until September."
Battling to deputise for Shaw will be Brandon Williams, Diogo Dalot and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Having recovered from his own long-term injury shortly before football's shutdown, the Dutchman featured in the final three Premier League games of the season and came off the bench in the FA Cup semi-final.
Fellow academy defenders Teden Mengi and Ethan Laird are included in the Europa League squad, along with young midfielder Ethan Galbraith.
Solskjaer is tipped to rotate his team for the LASK match, potentially giving one of the youngsters a runout.
More to follow.