Man United transfers: David De Gea included in Champions League squad

David De Gea is included in Manchester United's squad for their Champions League play-off games with Club Bruges

David De Gea has been included in Manchester United’s squad for their Champions League play-off clashes against Club Bruges, despite the speculation surrounding the goalkeeper’s future.

The Red Devils are set to take on the Belgian side in a two-legged tie later this month as Louis van Gaal’s men look to book their place in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition.

De Gea has been heavily linked with a transfer to Real Madrid all summer and was left out of United’s matchday squad for Saturday’s Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

However, the Spaniard has been included in United’s play-off squad, which also includes all five summer signings Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay.

The first leg of United’s Champions League play-off against Club Bruges takes place at Old Trafford on Tuesday 18 August, before a trip to Belgium on Wednesday 26 August.

Man United squad in full

David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone; Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Paddy McNair, Matteo Darmian, Tyler Blackett; Adnan Januzaj, Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira; Memphis Depay, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, James Wilson.

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