Strike pair head Man Utd absentees

  • Last Updated: November 19 2012, 13:52 GMT

Sir Alex Ferguson has left out most of his big names from Manchester United's squad for Tuesday night's Champions League encounter with Galatasaray.

Wayne Rooney hasn't travelled to Turkey
Wayne Rooney hasn't travelled to Turkey

Wayne Rooney was among those to miss out, even though he was able to return to training on Monday morning after sitting out the weekend defeat at Norwich with tonsillitis.

With qualification already secured, Ferguson also left out Rio Ferdinand, with skipper Patrice Evra and top scorer Robin van Persie also among those not to make the trip.

Paul Scholes was absent too, as was Ryan Giggs, the only survivor from that 1993 'Welcome to Hell' expedition to Istanbul, was omitted following his appearance at Carrow Road.

Squad: Sam Johnstone, Anders Lindegaard; Rafael, Alexander Buttner, Phil Jones, Tom Thorpe, Marnick Vermijl, Scott Wootton; Michael Carrick, Davide Petrucci, Larnell Cole, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Nick Powell, Ashley Young, Ryan Tunnicliffe; Javier Hernandez, Joshua King, Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda.

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