Victor Lindelof: Defender absent from Man Utd squad travelling to Atalanta

The Swede is misssing with a knock and means Solskjaer has a selection dilemma for the game in Bergamo.

<p>Victor Lindelof and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Credit: Getty.</p>

Victor Lindelof and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Credit: Getty.

Victor Lindelof has been left out of Manchester United’s travelling squad for the Champions League match against Atalanta on Tuesday night.

The club’s official website confirmed the Swede is missing through injury, which throws his inclusion in Saturday’s Manchester derby into doubt.

Victor Lindelof tackles Duvan Zapata. Credit: Getty.

However, one notable inclusion on the 25-man list is young winger Amad, who joined the Red Devils from Atalanta in January.

The Ivory Coast international has not featured for United this season due to injury, but did make a return to the Under-23s side at the weekend.

Another inclusion on the travelling party is Anthony Martial, who was left out of United’s squad to face Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend and hasn’t played since the 1-1 draw with Everton on 2 October.


Paul Pogba has travelled with the team and is eligible to play despite missing the win over Spurs through suspension.

Paul Pogba is available for the Red Devils. Credit: Getty.

Solskjaer’s starting XI

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must decide whether to rotate his side for the trip to Italy, especially given United host Manchester City on Saturday.

The Norwegian played a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday, but without Lindelof could revert to a back four. If he persists with the shape that served him well against Tottenham, United could play Eric Bailly, or push Luke Shaw into centre-back and select Alex Telles at left-wing-back.


Full United travelling squad

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Tom Heaton.

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek.

Forwards: Amad, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho.