Eric Bailly and Dean Henderson could return to the Manchester United side for Thursday night’s clash with Real Sociedad, after being included in the travelling squad for the game.
Youngsters Amad and Shola Shoretire may also get their first-team debuts after being named in the group to travel to Italy.
United fly to Turin this afternoon, where the first leg of the Europa League last 32 is being played due to covid-19 travel restrictions in Spain. The second leg is being played at Old Trafford on February 25th.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sure to make changes as United juggle league and European commitments, with Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe and new young signing Amad among the others in the squad and who could start.
Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani will not travel, after picking up muscle injuries, while Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial are part of the squad but both are doubtful for the game.
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Manchester United’s European campaign resumes this week as they travel to Turin to take on Real Sociedad in the first leg of the Europa League last 32.
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Before making the trip, midfielder Fred warned his United teammates to expect a difficult game against Sociedad, but reiterated the club’s aim to go all the way in the competition.
“I think it’s going to be a great game against Real Sociedad, they’ve been having a great season in Spain,” he told Inside United. “We know to expect a difficult game, but we’re going for the win.
“We want to win the Europa League. We know how important it is to us, so we’ll do our best in the game and have our best season in the Europa League so we can lift the trophy.”
Confirmed 22-man travelling squad
De Gea, Henderson, Grant; Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Telles, Tuanzebe, Wan-Bissaka, Williams; Amad, Fernandes, Fred, James, Mata, Matic, McTominay, Shoretire; Greenwood, Martial, Rashford.