Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe are out of Man United’s 30-man Europa League squad due to season-ending injuries… as kids Teden Mengi, Ethan Laird and Ethan Galbraith are promoted into the group
- Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe have been left out of Manchester United’s squad
- The two defenders will miss the rest of the Europa League through injury
- Youngsters Teden Mengi, Ethan Laird and Ethan Galbraith have been called up
- Phil Jones has been included despite not playing since the restart of football
Tuanzebe picked up an knock before football restarted in June while Shaw was forced off with an ankle problem during his side’s 1-1 draw with Southampton earlier this month.
However, youngsters Teden Mengi, Ethan Laird and Ethan Galbaith have been included in the squad as United prepare for the second leg of their last-16 tie with LASK on Wednesday.
Luke Shaw (above) and Axel Tuanzebe have been ruled out for the rest of the season
Tuanzebe was injured before the restart while Shaw hurt his ankle against Southampton
All three will have been training with the first team along with fellow academy graduates James Garner and Tahith Chong.
Mengi, 18, is yet to make his senior debut but was an unused substitute in the 2-1 defeat by Astana in the final group game of the competition in November.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielded a starting XI primarily made up of youth players with United having already qualified for the knockout stages.
Teden Mengi is yet to make his senior debut but has been included in the 30-man squad
Ethan Galbraith made his debut in United’s 2-1 defeat by Astana in the club’s final group game
Laird, also 18, and Galbraith, 19, made their debuts in the fixture along with Di’Shon Bernard and Dylan Levitt.
Right-back Laird also came on as a late substitute in the 4-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar in December.
The youngsters were regulars for Neil Wood’s Under-23 side last season.
United have a 5-0 lead from the first leg in Austria and Solskjaer could rest some of his big-name players with progression to the quarter-finals all but confirmed.
Daniel James, Juan Mata, Odion Ighalo and Andreas Pereira all scored in the first encounter and are expected to play some part in the game at Old Trafford.