Manchester United have named a 21-man squad for Saturday’s friendly match against Atletico Madrid.

The club announced the squad late on Friday afternoon with the team flying out to Norway, where the game will take place in Oslo.

The match kicks off on Saturday at 12.45pm and will be shown on MUTV.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not included in the squad, amid the ongoing uncertainty over his future.

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21-man squad for Atletico Madrid friendly

The full squad name by manager Erik ten Hag is below, with all three new signings included.

Goalkeeper: David DeGea, Tom Heaton, Matej Kovar.

Defence:
Diogo Dalot, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Alex Telles.

Midfield: Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James Garner, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Donny van de Beek.

attack: Anthony Elanga, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho.

Manchester United play a second friendly match against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday at Old Trafford at 4pm.

It’s possible some of these players pull double duty if they only feature for 45 minutes in Oslo. Ronaldo could feature against Vallecano, although it would be somewhat of a surprise.

Considering Atletico fans’ recent protests against signing him, keeping Ronaldo away from the Spanish side is a welcome decision to prevent him from becoming a distraction.

United’s full focus is on preparing for the Premier League season, which kicks off against Brighton on August 7.

Another notable absentee is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with Ethan Laird traveling as back-up right-back, while Raphael Varane also misses out.

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