Blow for Club Brugge as Dennis ruled out of Manchester United clash

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The Nigeria international forward will be absent when the Belgians lock horns with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on Thursday

Club Brugge have confirmed that Emmanuel Dennis will not play a part in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Manchester United.

The Nigeria international suffered an injury in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Sporting Charleroi at Jan Breydelstadion.

As a result, he has not been picked among the 22-man squad for the showdown at Old Trafford alongside captain Ruud Vormer.

Dennis scored the Blue-Black’s only goal in the last-32 first leg fixture that ended 1-1 after  Anthony Martial’s equaliser.

His compatriot David Okereke, Cote d'Ivoire internationals Odilon Kossounou and Simon Deli, Angola's Clinton Mata, as well as South Africa’s Percy Tau, made the cut.

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Senegalese forward Krepin Diatta makes a return to the squad after injury ruled him out of the first-leg.

Victory for the Belgians or a high-scoring draw will propel Philippe Clement’s team to the next round of the competition.

 

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