United’s 19-man squad for reserve match: Janko and Pereira in but Wilson out

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Manchester United's reserves will play a pre-season friendly on Sunday, but with the first team in America, there are two notable omissions.

Manchester United have announced the reserve-team squad that will play a pre-season friendly against Bray Wanderers on Sunday.

Following the announcement of the travelling party for United’s trip to the USA, questions were asked as to why a number of younger players were not involved.

Players such as James Wilson and Nick Powell were omitted, but neither of those players have been included in the reserve team squad announced this morning on the club’s official website.

Of the players who may have thought they had done enough to travel to America, only Tom Lawrence and Andreas Pereira, Saidy Janko and Ben Pearson have been included for the weekend match in Ireland.

Van Gaal is likely to keep a close watch on his younger stars as they attempt to impress him from afar. But the question remains: What next for those players who have not been included in either party? Could loan moves await?

The full reserve squad for Sunday’s match is as follows: O’Hara, J Pereira, C Evans, Love, Thorpe, McConnell, McNair, Janko, Varela, Vermijl, Pearson, A Pereira, Petrucci, Rothwell, Goss, Harrop, Willock, Lawrence, A Fletcher.

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