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Manchester United add two players to Premier League squad

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Manchester United have added Sergio Romero and Phil Jones to their Premier League squad for the remainder of the season.

Both players were left out of the initial squad named earlier in the season, with Romero close to a departure from the club, while Jones has been recovering from an injury.

Romero, 33, wasn’t in the domestic or European squads at the start of the season and he was left out of the Europa League squad earlier this week, but his expected exit in the January transfer window didn’t materialise and he is back in the 23-man squad for the rest of the Premier League season.

Speaking on Friday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Romero was back in the squad at Carrington having missed plenty of training while expecting to leave United.

“Sergio is working hard, training. He’s in the group. Of course he lost a lot of training early on in the season,” the United boss said.

Jones has been recovering from injury all season but the 28-year-old was named in the Europa League squad this week and he’s now available for Premier League selection as well, once he has returned to match fitness.

First-team players such as Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood are on the Under-21 list, with players of that age available without needing to be named in the squad. That also means Amad is available for selection after his £37million move from Atalanta in January.

Each squad can contain 25 players, of which there must be at least eight players who satisfy the criteria as being homegrown.

A home grown player is a footballer who has been registered with a club affiliated to the FA or the Football Association of Wales for a period of three entire seasons, or 36 months, before his 21st birthday.

Each Premier League club also submits an additional list of each club’s registered under-21 players who are eligible over and above the squad limit of 25 players, with players born on or after January 1, 1999 qualifying for that criteria this season.

United squad: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Sergio Romero, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

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