Solskjaer calls up plenty of youngsters for PSG clash

Manchester United's manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has included plenty of youngsters in the travelling squad, as United face PSG on Wednesday.


Manchester United are without a number of senior players for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League match against PSG, with the likes of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard all injured, whilst Paul Pogba is serving a suspension for getting sent off in the first leg.


These players have been crucial to Solskjaer's early success as Manchester United manager, and the lack of their presence will surely be felt for the next few weeks.


This has led to Solskjaer to call upon several academy players to make up the rest of the team, with James Garner, Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Brandon Williams all being named as part of the travelling squad.


This comes as no surprise, especially with the amount of faith that Manchester United has given to academy products over the years, with players like Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay also being players that were brought through the academy, and have featured recently under Solskjaer. One has to also remember that Marcus Rashford is another product of the academy, and therefore, Manchester United will be taking a total of eight academy products, a staggering figure, even for a team that has been so plagued by injuries.


Whilst it will prove to be a tough test for the youngsters, they will surely be up for it, and will see it as a chance to gain some valuable experience, as well as to make a name for themselves on the bigger stage, similar to how Rashford took the world by storm when he scored twice on his debut in the Europa League in 2016, and has not looked back since.


The full Manchester United travelling squad is:


Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant;

Defenders: Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Williams, Young;

Midfielders: Fred, Garner, Gomes, McTominay, Pereira;

Attackers: Chong, Greenwood, Lukaku, Rashford.