Manchester United have announced all squad numbers for their new signings, including the famous no. 7 shirt for Edinson Cavani. Facundo Pallistri, Cavani’s young compatriot, will wear no. 28, and Alex Telles, who arrived from FC Porto, will wear no. 27. Diallo Amad Traore, United’s final signing from Atalanta, has not been given a squad number yet, and will not arrive until January due to work permit applications. Additionally, Mason Greenwood (11), Brandon Williams (33), and Teden Mengi (43) each changed their numbers from last season.
Very proud to be part of this great team and looking forward to wear this beautiful shirt.— Edi Cavani Official (@ECavaniOfficial) October 7, 2020
Muy contento por formar parte de este gran equipo y ansioso de vestir esta hermosa camiseta.#MUFC ❤️ @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/jnHZaE21eV
Here is the 25-man A squad:
Manchester United UEFA CL A-list Squad
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant.
Defenders: Eric Bailly, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek.
Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
The absence of youngsters Teden Mengi, Brandon Williams, and especially Mason Greenwood drew some attention, but they will still be eligible to play for United in the competition. UEFA rules specify that “locally trained” players can be placed on a B-list if the player is born “on, or after, 1 January 1999” and has been “eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday.” This includes all three of Mengi, Williams, and Greenwood.
However, the exclusion of Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, and Sergio Romero for the Champions League is final, those players will not play a part in United’s campaign.
United’s transfer window may not have been as fruitful as many fans hoped for, but there is a bit more depth in the squad now, which severely lacked talent last season when first teamers went down.