Manchester United take 20 man squad to Braga including Smalling and Welbeck

by Sam Peoples

De Gea, Lindegaard; Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Büttner, Smalling, Evra; Cleverley, Giggs, Anderson, Nani, Valencia, Carrick, Young, Powell; Rooney, Welbeck, Chicharito, van Persie.

Manchester United have taken a full squad to face Braga tomorrow night in the Champions League.

The inclusion of Danny Welbeck is a good sign considering he didn’t make the bench against Arsenal after the defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup but it is the return of Chris Smalling that is the most welcome news from the squad.

He makes return to the squad after being injured since the start of the season and it is a welcome return for the English defender considering how stretched Manchester United’s defence has been at points this season. Smalling has really impressed in his first two years at United with his versatility giving him a lot of game time and with a busy schedule up ahead, it gives Sir Alex real options.

Special mention should go to Nick Powell who travels with the squad despite playing 90 minutes for the U21s against Stoke City last night, a game in which Powell scored this super solo goal.

Anything but a loss against Braga tomorrow night will all but seal our progress to the knockout stages and a victory will cap off a mightily impressive group stage performance, especially considering our troubles last season.

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Aminu Saminu Wada 11/07/2012 - 19:06

congratulat man of the men in in english leage,you ster is not like other,always progress show who you are,ilove united i love muslim fan i love football structure perticulerly man united.

musa musa 11/07/2012 - 15:30

i congratulation you sir alex ferguson for your awarding manager of the mouth

Okanlawon oyeyinka 11/07/2012 - 14:38

Saf shld do whatever he wanted to do on time. We cant wait anylonger. Lets go SAF.

alabi olawale 11/07/2012 - 12:33

sir fergie i want to sel nani in order to buy fanstatic player

sunday 11/07/2012 - 12:06

SAF help us fans n bring expensive players. that can really change the game like sneijder , james n Hummel

sunday 11/07/2012 - 11:50

let SAF bring james n Hummel united 4ever

dinikwm 11/07/2012 - 10:04

am very happy as sir Alex they do nd man u wnt to be a good bcoz good to be good is goodness i luv man u 4 lyf.

Tony 11/07/2012 - 09:20

Welcome brother young manU fans appreciate you

emmanuel samuel 11/07/2012 - 09:06

man utd need a player like James to strengthen the team. A quality player will always be expensive to buy. So sir Alex go for this one. Don’t miss him the way you lost out on Hazard and Moura.

Noble Abas 11/07/2012 - 08:29

SAF should sign us James Rodriguez and Matt Hummels or any other strong Central Defender, with those 2 great talents, the sky shall be our startinq point…UNITED 4ever

Ibrahim haruna yaranchi 11/07/2012 - 08:27

Welcome back smalling.

oz taife 11/07/2012 - 06:30

yes is every good news that smalling is back in the squad,but they shuold not replace rafeal with him.i think ferdinand shuold be replaced with smalling.

Odhiambo P. owuor 11/07/2012 - 03:18

The return of Smalling is highly welcome. Welbeck is a good Lad and should be used.Powell is gaining some good exposure. Beat Braga to pulp.

ayomide german 11/06/2012 - 23:01

Good to av you back again. I hope your comeback will add more strenght to our porous defence. Welcome on the feed again. SAF we still need a central defender and a blocking midfeeder.

Adewumi Abiodun 11/06/2012 - 22:58

Sir alex farguson i lik d way was doin dis season he is a serious coch

Med 11/06/2012 - 22:58

I’m glad he’s back.

Ashumu 11/06/2012 - 22:13

Smailling we welcom u in the ground to fit for your club


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