David de Gea left out of Manchester United squad for Club Brugge clash

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has omitted want-away goalkeeper David de Gea from his side's Champions League clash with Club Bruges. 

The Spaniard, who has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid throughout the summer, is still yet to feature for the Red Devils in this campaign. 

Summer signing Sergio Romero has been selected for the club's first four games in all competitions, keeping three clean sheets in the process. 


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Sam Johnstone, who was all set for a move to Preston just over a month ago, will travel with the squad as understudy, with Anders Lindegaard and Victor Valdes again reduced to the role of spectator. 

Marcos Rojo is another left behind, having so far been left out due to concerns over his match fitness and sharpness. 

Crucial second-leg 

Memphis Depay and Marouane Fellaini both netted as United won the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford, and a similar result in Bruges will see them return to the Champions League group stages after a one-year absence. 

United's full 18-man squad for the trip to Bruges: 

Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone; Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Paddy McNair, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling; Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ashley Young; Javier Hernandez, Adnan Januzaj, Memphis Depay, Wayne Rooney.

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