Manchester United is preparing to take on Young Boys in the next Champions League fixture on Wednesday night. Ahead of the game Ralf Rangnick, has confirmed that Phil Jones will not be in his side’s squad.
Clubs in the Champions League are permitted to name 23-man matchday squads in UEFA competitions.
But Jones, who is without an appearance in almost two years, was not included in Man United’s Champions League squad.
Speaking ahead of the Young Boys clash, Rangnick was quoted by MEN as saying: “The problem is we can only play players who are in the Champions League list. For example, Phil Jones, whom I would love to give game-time to on Wednesday after his long-term injury, unfortunately, he is not on the list [squad], so we have to put our focus on players who will be allowed to play.”
He added, “It is possible, I don’t know if we play a completely new ten players because I don’t know if we have enough players on the list, but it’s definitely possible we could play with some new players.
“It’s perfectly possible we bring some fresh players because the next game is coming up on Saturday, an away game at Norwich.
“It is possible, we will speak about that tomorrow at Carrington.”
Man United head to the Young Boys clash following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in their last game.
The kick-off time for Man United vs Young Boys is 9 pm.