Alex Ferguson has left the big guns at home for tomorrow’s Champions League match with Turkish club Galatasary – Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Robin van Persie will not travel for the fixture.
United have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition at the top of Group H and Ferguson sees no reason to risk his Premier League starters in the hostile Istanbul atmosphere.
Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck are the only experienced players to travel.
Rooney returned to training today after missing Saturday’s loss to Norwich with tonsillitis, which Paul Scholes also missed but neither will travel.
Manchester United squad v Galatasaray: Johnstone, Lindegaard; Rafael, Buttner, Jones, Thorpe, Vermijl, Wootton; Carrick, Petrucci, Cole, Cleverley, Fletcher, Anderson, Powell, Young, Tunnicliffe; Hernandez, King, Welbeck, Macheda