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Alex Telles named in Sevilla squad to face Man Utd with two injured players missing for Europa League clash

Alex Telles named in Sevilla squad to face Man Utd with two injured players missing for Europa League clash

Sevilla take on Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Sevilla have announced their travelling squad to face Manchester United in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie at Old Trafford.

The squad is headlined by Brazil left-back Alex Telles, who is on loan at the Spanish side from United for the duration of the season.

Unlike in the Premier League, UEFA regulations state that a player can play against his parent club in European competition, meaning Telles is eligible to play in both legs.

Former Manchester City star Jesus Navas, who is Sevilla captain, is in contention to face United on Thursday, while Tottenham loanee Bryan Gil and former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic are also included in the travelling party.

However, the Spanish side will be without two injured players for the Europa League clash. Midfielder Joan Jordan and winger Jesus 'Tecatito' Corona are both unavailable for the match.

Another absentee is midfielder Pape Gueye, who is ineligible for the match having already played for parent club Marseille in European competition this season.

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Among the other former Premier League players included in Sevilla's squad are ex-Spurs winger Erik Lamela, former Liverpool player Suso, and one-time Manchester City defender Karim Rekik.

Argentinian World Cup-winning trio Gonzalo Montiel, Papu Gomez and Marcos Acuna are all in contention to play at Old Trafford, along with this season's top goalscorer Youssef En-Nesyri.

The full Sevilla squad is as follows:

  • Goalkeepers: Bono, Dmitrovic, Alberto Flores
  • Defenders: Jesus Navas (c), Montiel, Bade, Marcao, Nianzou, Rekik, Acuna, Alex Telles
  • Midfielders: Gudelj, Fernando, Oliver, Rakitic (v/c)
  • Forwards: Ocampos, Lamela, Papu Gomez, Bryan Gil, Suso, Rafa Mir, En-Nesyri

United have yet to name their squad for their sixth consecutive fixture against Spanish opposition in this season's Europa League.

They will have Casemiro available to make a return, with the Brazilian having been out of action through a domestic suspension since the two-legged win over Real Betis last month. He will miss the second leg through suspension if he is booked during the match, however.

But there remain doubts over whether Marcus Rashford can play any part in the game after he limped off the pitch during Saturday's 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Sevilla, Manchester United, Football, Europa League, Alex Telles, La Liga