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David de Gea is named in Manchester United's Champions League squad

The club’s other Spanish goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, misses out however.

Will David de Gea make his way back into Manchester United's first team?
Will David de Gea make his way back into Manchester United's first team?
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MANCHESTER UNTIED TODAY unveiled their squad for the group stages of this year’s Champions League and both new signing Anthony Martial and goalkeeper David de Gea have made the 26-man shortlist.

The Spanish shotstopper, whose move to Real Madrid collapsed on deadline day, is one of three goalkeepers to make the squad but there’s no place for Victor Valdes who has had a rather public falling out with manager Louis van Gaal.

There are no other high-profile omissions though the inclusion of the likes of Nick Powell and Guillermo Varela suggests the three-times winners of Europe’s premier club competition may lack squad depth.

United get their Champions League campaign under way on Tuesday, 15 September against PSV Eindhoven.

The 26 in full:

David De Gea
Phil Jones
Marcos Rojo
Juan Mata
Anthony Martial
Wayne Rooney
Chris Smalling
Michael Carrick
Daley Blind
Ashley Young
James Wilson
Sergio Romero
Ander Herrera
Nick Powell
Luke Shaw
Antonio Valencia
Marouane Fellaini
Morgan Schneiderlin
Guillermo Varela
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Paddy McNair*
Jesse Lingard
Matteo Darmian
Andreas Pereira
Sam Johnstone

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