MARSEILLE - Ryan Giggs will miss
Manchester United's Champions League last-16 first leg at
Olympique Marseille on Wednesday.
United said on their website on Tuesday
that the 37-year-old winger had not travelled to southern France
along with six other squad regulars.
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No reason was given for Giggs' exclusion but known injuries
to Rio Ferdinand, Anderson, Michael Owen, Jonny Evans, Park
Ji-sung and Antonio Valencia keep them out.
New goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard makes his first European
trip having played in the weekend's FA Cup win over Crawley Town
but Edwin van der Sar is set to retake his place.
Full-back twins Rafael and Fabio recovered from slight knocks
to fly out as part of the 22-man squad.
Giggs' absence suggests Nani and Darren Fletcher could play
on the wings with Paul Scholes being partnered by Michael
Carrick in the centre of midfield.
Marseille have been given a boost by forward Mathieu
Valbuena returning to training and he could fill in for the
injured Andre-Pierre Gignac at the Stade Velodrome.
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