Robbie Savage deleted a tweet claiming his son being called up to Manchester United's Champions League squad was "the proudest day of his life".

Charlie Savage was one of six youngsters named in the club's European squad - and could feature in Wednesday night's clash with Young Boys.

Robbie, who played for Leicester City and Birmingham City during his Premier League career, declared it the "proudest day of my life" on Twitter, before later deleting his statement.

Charlie signed his first professional contract on the red half of Manchester back in April.

Ralf Rangnick is now the man making the decisions at Old Trafford, but has a proven track record of getting the best from young talent.

Charlie will be joined in United's European squad by Bjorn Hardley, Charlie Wellens, Sam Mather, Zidane Iqbal and Shola Shoretire.

The latter of those made his debut against Newcastle United back in February.

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Charlie Savage is one of several players to be called up to Man Utd's European squad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then made Shoretire, now 17, United's youngest ever debutant in Europe when he came on in the goalless Europa League draw with Real Sociedad four days later.

Wellens, whose father Richie began his career at United and managed the Class of 92-led Salford City, has previous experience of training with the first team, as does Dutchman Hardley.

18-year-old Iqbal signed his first professional contract at United in April.

Rangnick's United side have already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners meaning their clash with the Swiss outfit will not determine their European future.

The German is set to ring the changes in what is his second game in charge.

A host of fringe players are set to get the chance to impress the new man in the dugout and several youngsters could also get a glimpse of first team action.

Rangnick said yesterday that he was still mulling over his starting XI but made it clear that winning the game was his priority.

“I haven't finally decided to be honest, but I think it definitely makes sense that we rest a few players due to the crowded fixture list over the next few weeks and months," he said.

Zidane Iqbal has also been called up to the main squad

"We need to make sure that we have as much recovered players as possible, also for the Premier League, but on the other hand of course, we need to keep the positive momentum.

"Our ethos is to win games even if we maybe play with a few new players, fresh players, it's still important that we win the game.

"By the way, in the first game in this group, we lost at Young Boys and so we still need to make up for that, and it's clear that no matter which players we start with tomorrow, we definitely want to win the game.”

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