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UCL: Key absences in Manchester United’s Champions League opener



Manchester United will face Bayern Munich in their Champions League opener on Wednesday without several key players.

The Red Devils have dropped Harry Maguire, as well as Mason Mount, and Raphael Varane, ahead of the much-anticipated fixture.

UCL: Key absences in Manchester United's Champions League opener

UCL: Key absences in Manchester United's Champions League opener

Harry Maguire

United’s manager, Erik ten Hag is hoping to turn their fortunes around after a challenging start to the Premier League season.

However, they will be without a significant portion of their first-team squad for the Group A clash at the Allianz Arena.

Mount and Varane, who trained on Tuesday after recovering from injuries, have not been included in the 21-man squad who are en route to Germany.

The absence of Harry Maguire due to injury is another blow for United. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also sidelined, along with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Amad Diallo.

Jadon Sancho has been excluded from the first team pending the resolution of a squad discipline issue, while Antony has been granted a leave of absence following assault allegations.

Sofyan Amrabat and teenager Kobbie Mainoo are not yet match fit but are working towards recovery.

On a positive note, goalkeeper Tom Heaton is available for the first time this season after returning from injury.Top of Form

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