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Phil Jones is dropped as former Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, makes Man United Champions League Squad.

odion Ighalo, JotNaija
odion Ighalo, JotNaija

Phil Jones is dropped as former Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, makes Man United Champions League Squad.

Odion Ighalo has been included in Manchester United’s 25-man squad for this season’s UEFA Champions League, JotNaija reports.

Ighalo’s inclusion was confirmed after United published the list submitted to UEFA on their website on Thursday.

The list also includes new signings Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri, Edinson Cavani, and Donny van de Beek.

However, the noticeable omissions from the squad are Argentine duo Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero, and Phil Jones.

This means that the trio will not play any part in the Red Devils’ Champions League campaign this season.

Romero’s omission is a big one following his failed attempt to leave United.

Lee Grant has been preferred over the Argentine shot-stopper along with Dean Henderson, who returned to United in the summer from Sheffield United.

Another new signing Amad Diallo was not included following his £35million move to United in this summer’s transfer window, as he is not joining the club until January.

United were drawn in Group H of the Champions League, and face a difficult task against Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.

Man United’s 25-man squad for Champions League

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: Odion Ighalo, Edison Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford 

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