Previous
Sevilla FC
Manchester United
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
AS Roma
ESPN3 7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
CSKA Moscow
Red Star Belgrade
5:00 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Leganes
Real Madrid
5:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bristol City
Fulham
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Derby County
Leeds United
ESPN3 7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Ipswich Town
Cardiff City
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Norwich City
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Cerezo Osaka
Guangzhou Evergrande
10:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Suwon Bluewings
Kashima Antlers
10:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Buriram United
Jeju United
11:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
Sydney FC
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Transfer Rater: Kroos to Man United

Transfers
Read

Transfer Rater: Marcos Rojo to PSG

Transfers
Read

Transfer Rater: Icardi to United, Shaw to Chelsea

Transfers
Read
ESPN FC  By Dale Johnson

Will Alexis Sanchez be eligible for Man United in the Champions League?

Manchester United have completed a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. But will he be able to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League?

So to put it simply: YES!

UEFA Champions League regulations allow clubs to register one player for the knockout rounds "who has been fielded in a UEFA club competition group stage match for another club in the current season" provided that player has not already played "in the same competition for another club," or for "another club that is currently in the same competition."

Sanchez passes in each case -- he has only played in the Europa League, thus has not yet featured in the Champions League.

And as Arsenal are in the Europa League, the clubs are not in the same competition.

Had Manchester United dropped into the Europa League, joining Arsenal, then Sanchez would not have been eligible to play in that competition. 

Dale Johnson has been an editor and journalist at ESPN for 18 years. You can follow him on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.