Duo out of United squad

Hargreaves & Bebe out of Champions League squad

Hargreaves: Omitted

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Owen Hargreaves and Bebe have been left out of Manchester United's UEFA Champions League squad.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has named a 24-man squad for the group stages of the tournament with Uefa allowing teams to name a 25-man squad.

England international Hargreaves, who has been named in United's 25-man Premier League squad, has been battling with a knee injury for some time with the midfielder making just one appearance in the last two years.

Summer signing Bebe has been left out as Ferguson does not feel he is ready to step up to the first team despite splashing out £7.4million for the Portuguese Under 21 international.

Belgian defender Ritchie De Laet has also been omitted from the squad with the group stages set to get underway later this month.

United are able to add to their squad if they reach the knock-out stages in February.

Man United squad in full:

Van der Sar, Kuszczak,Neville, Evra, J.Evans, Ferdinand, W.Brown, Smalling, Vidic, O'Shea, Nani, Anderson, Giggs, Park, Carrick, Scholes, Fletcher, Valencia, Gibson, Berbatov, Rooney, Hernandez, Owen, Obertan.