Man Utd announce UCL squad: The four players of Nigerian descent eligible for B list 

Published: September 05, 2023
Man Utd announce UCL squad: The four players of Nigerian descent eligible for B list 

Manchester United have submitted to UEFA their squad list for the group stage of the Champions League following the close of the summer transfer window. 


Dutch football tactician Erik ten Hag has not named any Super Eagles-eligible player in his 25-man squad made up of the A List. 


The Red Devils confirmed via their official website that a B List will be submitted before their first game in Group A against German champions Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. 


Jadon Sancho, who is represented by a Nigerian agent, has been included in the squad as an association trained player. 


Association-trained are players who were on another club's books in the same association for three entire seasons between the ages of 15 and 21.


Fullback Habeeb Ogunneye (17), defensive midfielder Maxi Oyedele (18), winger Shola Shoretire (19) and striker Victor Musa (17) are the four players of Nigerian descent eligible to be included on United's List B as they were all born after January 2002, and have been on the books of United for an uninterrupted period of two years since their 15th birthday. 


Of the aforementioned players of Nigerian descent, only Shoretire has debuted for Manchester United in the Champions League, playing the last 22 minutes of a 1-1 draw with Young Boys in December 2021.


Manchester United will also face FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray in Group A.




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