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The Man United squad for tomorrow's massive game does not inspire much confidence

From a 19-man squad, nine players are under the age of 23.

Image: Tim Goode

MANCHESTER UNITED NEED a result against Wolfsburg in their Champions League game on Tuesday night but the 19-man squad that they’ve brought to Germany is raw, inexperienced and missing a couple of key players.

Wayne Rooney and Morgan Schneiderlin have joined Ander Herrera, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo on the injury list and that means that Louis van Gaal is relying on youth to get the job done tomorrow evening.

There are nine players under the age of 23 included in the group and three of them – Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Sean Goss and Andreas Pereira – are still teenagers.

Soccer - Capital One Cup - Third Round - Manchester United v Ipswich Town - Old Trafford Andreas Pereira has been on the fringes of the first-team for a while and scored in the Capital One Cup win over Ipswich in September. Source: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Nick Powell has been recalled to the squad despite his last appearance for United coming in the 4-0 Capital One Cup loss to MK Dons last August.

Manchester United squad (for game v Wolfsburg):

David de Gea
Sergio RomeroMatteo Darmian
Chris Smalling
Paddy McNair
Daley Blind
Guillermo Varela
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Michael Carrick
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Marouane Fellaini
Sean Goss
Nick Powell
Ashley Young
Andreas Pereira

Jesse Lingard
Juan Mata
Anthony Martial
Memphis Depay

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