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IVORY COAST IVORIAN DEFENDER MAKES UNITED’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TRAVELLING SQUAD

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Ivorian defender Eric Bailly has earned his place in Manchester United’s 22-member travelling squad to Switzerland for the Uefa Champions League group stage game against Young Boys on Tuesday.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named the squad ahead of departure for Switzerland today.

Bailly has not seen much action at United where his chances of regular football have further diminished following the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

However, the manager still has faith in Bailly who was involved in the recent World Cup qualifying match against Cameroon in Abidjan.

United official website has since announced that Cristiando Ronaldo, who scored a brace in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United, has also made the squad, having last featured for the Red Devils in the continental league in 2009.

Surprise inclusions in the squad include young Swedish striker Anthony Elanga and Czech goalkeeper Matej Kovar.

Notable absentee is striker Edinson Cavani who is injured, according to the United boss.

De Gea, Heaton, Kovar; Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Varane, Wan-Bissaka; Fernandes, Fred, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Pogba, Sancho, van de Beek; Elanga, Greenwood, Martial, Ronaldo.

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