Pogba missing from squad to face Istanbul

Manchester United are set to face Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage at Old Trafford tonight.

We were beaten by the Turkish champions three weeks ago to end our 100% start to the competition.

Victory is expected on home soil tonight and would put us in an excellent position to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears not to be taking any chances by naming the strongest squad available to him.

However, the boss will be without Paul Pogba, who only returned to training on Monday following a knock picked up whilst playing for France during the international break.

Centre-back Teden Mengi and winger Facundo Pellistri are the only inexperienced youngsters to make the matchday squad.

The full squad, as confirmed by Manchester Evening News, is as follows:

David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Harry Maguire, Teden Mengi, Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams; Donny Van de Beek. Nemanja Matic, Fred, Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes, Facundo Pellistri, Daniel James; Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani, Odion Ighalo

Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek could make rare starts for Manchester United as Ole has a lot of rotation to do with midweek and weekend fixtures over the next 10 weeks. Alex Telles made his first start for us during the weekend’s 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.