Manchester United squad vs Villarreal includes Harry Maguire

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Manchester United have named Harry Maguire in a 26-man travelling squad for the Europa League final against Villarreal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head to Poland for the showpiece final today (Monday), with Maguire’s selection not a huge surprise despite the fact he’s unlikely to feature in the game due to an ankle injury. Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly, both in the squad, will compete for a spot alongside Victor Lindelof at the back.

Youngsters Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire have also been included in the squad, along with reserve goalkeepers Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop. Otherwise, the squad is as expected, with no place for long-term injury absentees Anthony Martial or Phil Jones.

The United squad went to Manchester Airport’s private terminal on Monday afternoon in separate cars ready to be flown out to Gdansk. They will then have Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for the game against Villarreal on Wednesday evening (8pm kick off, UK time).

Some players were given chauffeur-driven cars by the club, while others went with family members to the airport, who drove the cars back themselves. United have changed many of their travel plans in recent weeks for security reasons, in the wake of the protests that took place outside Old Trafford and by their team hotel before the postponed game against Liverpool.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Solskjaer were among the United officials also spotted in cars arriving at the terminal. Solskjaer is looking for his first piece of silverware as a United manager, after defeats in four semi-finals during his tenure so far.

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams

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

Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Shola Shoretire

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