18 Sep Man Utd vs Astana: Daniel James out of Crimson Devils’ Europa League opener
Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot can be found for the conflict at Outdated Trafford, whereas Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw skilled individually and stay unavailable
In-form winger Daniel James will miss Manchester United’s first Europa League group-stage match towards Astana by means of harm.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Wales worldwide James suffered a “knock” towards Leicester Metropolis at the weekend and would sit out Thursday’s sport at Outdated Trafford.
The 21-year-old skipped United’s closing coaching session earlier than the Group L fixture and joins Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw on the sideline.
Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot are able to return from sickness and a hip downside respectively.
“He received a knock towards Leicester so he will not be out there,” Solskjaer mentioned of James.
“We’re getting some again and shedding some, in order that’s simply the best way it’s.”
James, who virtually joined Leeds United in January, has shone since transferring to Manchester from Swansea Metropolis, scoring three Premier League targets.
“Delighted with Dan,” mentioned Solskjaer. “That we signed him, that we managed to get him to Manchester is implausible.
“He is confirmed along with his X-factor already that he’ll give this squad lots.
“I do know he was very shut [to Leeds], however that is football. Typically it’s important to take an opportunity and someday life works in numerous methods, in unusual methods. He is began rather well right here.”
James shall be one among a number of regulars lacking from the beginning XI as Solskjaer rotates his squad towards the Kazakhstan Premier League champions.
David de Gea, contemporary from signing a brand new four-year contract, shall be rested, with Sergio Romero to exchange him in objective.
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Axel Tuanzebe, Mason Greenwood and Fred are additionally set to be given alternatives from the outset.
“It is not set in stone that this event is simply going to be kids,” the United supervisor added.
“They could play within the league. The skilled ones may play within the Europa League. These are choices we’ve got to make on the time.”