Nigerian teenagers – Matthew Olosunde and Tosin Kehinde – have both been ignored by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and have not been included in the club’s Europa League squad.
The 18-year old youngsters are highly-rated at Old Trafford, and are expected to make their senior debuts in the near future, but not anytime soon as they have not been deemed worthy of a place among the 27 names listed for Europe’s second club competition.
Olosunde joined the Red Devils in March this year, while Kehinde has been with the club for the past two seasons, but are yet to make any appearances for the first team.
United are grouped alongside Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League, after failing to finish in the top four in the Premier League last season to earn a place in the Champions League.
They have however started the season well and are joint top of the Premier League after winning their opening three games of the season.