Sergio Romero, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo AXED from Man Utd's Champions League squad as Solskjaer cuts it down to 25

SERGIO ROMERO, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have been axed from Manchester United's Champions League squad by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Old Trafford outcasts have been shunned from the 25-man group while new signings Edinson Cavani, Facundo Pellistri and Alex Telles are all in.

The Red Devils open their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain on October 20.

And there is no room for the out of favour trio.

United's other summer signing Donny van de Beek also makes the list.

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While homegrown stars Mason Greenwood, Teden Mengi and Brandon Williams remain on the B-list.

The B-list can be added to up to 24 hours before each fixture.

The A and B lists have confused some fans with Chelsea releasing a statement to explain the process to fans yesterday.

It read: "Each competing club has to submit a List A of their playing staff which comprises up to 25 players with a minimum of eight locally trained players, of whom four must have come through the club’s own ranks between the ages of 15 and 21.

“Any shortfall in those eight reduces the overall number available, and Uefa have announced five substitutions will be permitted this season, increasing the number of players selected for a matchday squad to 23.

Man Utd’s Champions League squad

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek

Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

“In addition there is List B, made up of players aged 21 or younger with two years’ training at the club. This list can be updated at any time up to midnight before a Champions League match.”

Argentine stopper Romero, 33, was determined to leave Old Trafford this summer.

For years he has diligently served as the Red Devils' reserve and cup goalkeeper.

But United failed to let him leave in the summer window prompting an angry outburst from his wife on social media.

But Romero hasn't given up hope of a move and is keen to escape to the US, according to the Daily Mail.

The MLS transfer window is open until October 29, giving Romero – currently at home in Argentina while his future is resolved – three weeks to find a club.


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