May 14, 2021

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Will Fish added to Manchester United Europa League squad

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Manchester United have added Will Fish to their Europa League squad ahead of the quarter-final second leg with Granada.

Fish, 18, trained with the first-team on Tuesday and has been promoted to the European squad due to the absences of several centre-backs.

United are without suspended trio Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay, while Eric Bailly tested positive for Covid-19 during international duty with the Ivory Coast and is unlikely to start against Granada.

Fellow centre-back Phil Jones has not played since January 2020 and has been sidelined since June with a knee injury. Teden Mengi is on loan at Derby County, so United lack cover at centre half. United can name 23 players in their Europa League matchday squads.

Manchester-born FIsh has started in 17 of the Under-23s’ 20 Premier League 2 matches this term and lined up in the recent FA Youth Cup defeat to Liverpool.


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Victor Lindelof and Axel Tuanzebe are expected to line up at centre half for United, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back and Alex Telles the left-back.

Thirteen academy graduates have debuted for the first-team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he was appointed the United manager in December 2018.

Shola Shoretire, 17, became United’s youngest European debutant in the round-of-32 second leg draw with Real Sociedad and Anthony Elanga, 18, was an unused substitute against Granada last week.

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