Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire among SIX Manchester United players selected to the Europa League squad of the season despite heartbreak in the final … while winger Nicolas Pepe is Arsenal’s sole representative
- Stars like Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba were also included in the squad
- Nicolas Pepe scored six goals in the run-up to the Arsenal semi-final
- Gerard Moreno and Pau Torres were among the six selected Villarreal players
Six Manchester United players have been named by UEFA in the Europa League squad of the season.
The Red Devils lost the final to Villarreal on Wednesday evening after penalties; as their run extended to a fourth season without silverware.
However, United players’ efforts have been rewarded with UEFA despite not obtaining the trophy.
Manchester United was defeated by Villarreal in the Europa League final on Wednesday
Edinson Cavani (left) and Bruno Fernandes (right) were both in the selection of the tournament
After leaving the Champions League, the club at Old Trafford waived the likes of Real Sociedad, AC Milan and Roma to reach the final in Gdansk.
Bruno Fernandes, who scored an impressive nine goals in the run-up to United’s final, was among the six selected.
The defensive duo of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were also mentioned, as were midfielders Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.
Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani completed the set of selected United players.
Arsenal player Nicolas Pepe (right) scored six goals in the Gunners’ run to the semi-final
Arsenal’s Ivorian international Nicolas Pepe was also named as part of the squad.
The North London club reached the semi-finals, but lost to Villarreal; Pepe scored six goals for the Gunners, including one in the defeat to the Spanish.
The LaLiga squad, led by former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, claimed their first European title on Wednesday and many of their stars were included in the tournament’s roster.
Gerard Moreno, Raul Albiol and Pau Torres were among those named after the winners of the Europa League.
EUROPE LEAGUE SQUAD OF THE SEASON
Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, (Dinamo Zagreb) Pau López. (Roma) Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal)
DefendersRaúl Albiol, (Villarreal) Harry Maguire, (Manchester United) Aaron Wan-Bissaka, (Manchester United) Gianluca Mancini, (Roma) Leonardo Spinzzola, (Roma) Alfonso Pedraza, (Villarreal) Pau Torres (Villarreal)
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, (Manchester United) Daniel Parejo, (Villarreal) Lorenzo Pellegrini, (Roma) Paul Pogba, (Manchester United) Étienne Capoue, (Villarreal) Mislav Oršić, (Dinamo Zagreb) Lukáš Provod, (Slavia Praha) Scott McTominay ( Manchester United)
Forward: Gerard Moreno, (Villarreal) Edinson Cavani, (Manchester United) Dusan Tadic, (Ajax) Edin Dzeko, (Roma) Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal)