Why Greenwood wasn’t included in ‘A’ list for Champions League squad
Manchester United has announced their 25-man squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League
but a notable exclusion was Mason Greenwood, who was included on the ‘B’ list.
Players on the ‘B’ list are homegrown youngsters and they can be called for any fixture about 24 hours earlier.
The reason behind this is a UEFA rule which states:
“A maximum of 25 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers [can be included on the A list].
There are a minimum of eight places reserved exclusively for ‘locally trained players’.
If a club has fewer than eight locally trained players in their squad, then the maximum number of players
on List A is reduced accordingly.”
UEFA also have a rule about the ‘B’ list, which says: “A player may be registered on List B if he is born on, or after,
1 January 1999 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday.
Clubs are entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B during the season, but the list must
be submitted by no later than 24:00CET the day before a match.” Greenwood was born in 2000 and has been
with United since