Rooney and Van Persie not picked for Turkey trip

Rooney and Van Persie don't make the trip to Turkey. Photo: PA

Sir Alex Ferguson has left out several of his star names from Manchester United's squad for Tuesday night's UEFA Champions League encounter with Galatasaray.

Wayne Rooney is among those who miss out, even though he was able to return to training this morning after sitting out the weekend defeat at Norwich with tonsillitis.

With qualification already secured, Ferguson has also left Rio Ferdinand, skipper Patrice Evra and top scorer Robin van Persie at home.

Paul Scholes is absent too, as is Ryan Giggs, the only survivor from that 1993 'Welcome to Hell' expedition to Istanbul, was omitted following his appearance at Carrow Road.

*Man Utd squad v Galatasaray: *Sam Johnstone, Anders Lindegaard; Rafael, Alexander Buttner, Phil Jones, Tom Thorpe, Marnick Vermijl, Scott Wootton; Michael Carrick, Davide Petrucci, Larnell Cole, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Nick Powell, Ashley Young, Ryan Tunnicliffe; Javier Hernandez, Joshua King, Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda.