A few eyebrows were raised when it was spotted that Adnan Januzaj, who had a good debut appearance for the club at the weekend, was left out of our Champions League squad.
However, David Moyes has revealed that the reasons for this is because the club will be able to register the 18 year-old as an additional, available player from the third group game onwards. In the meantime, however, Januzaj will be ineligible to face Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow night and Shakhtar Donetsk away on Wednesday 2 October.
“By 7 October, Adnan will have been at the club for the length of time that will allow him to go onto the ‘B’ list,” said Moyes. “It means he will become a youth player [for the Champions League]. If we had put him onto the ‘A’ list now, then we would never have been able to class him as a youth-team player. So we needed to wait for two games to do that.”