Regan Poole
Regan Poole made his first appearance for United's Under-21 side this weekGetty

Manchester United have added striker Will Keane and 17-year-old left-back Regan Poole to their Europa League squad. The remaining 32 teams in the competition were permitted to register three more players for knock-out stages ahead of Tuesday's (2 February) deadline.

Keane, who has impressed for the club's Under-21 ranks since returning from his loan spell at Preston North End, has been added to their list, while Poole will be in line to make his competitive debut six months on from signing for the club.

Poole signed for United from Newport County for a reported £100,000 ($145,000) fee in the summer transfer window but had been unable to make his competitive debut for the club – including games for the Under-21 side – due to a delay regarding his international clearance, as reported by the South Wales Argus.

While United remained silent over the complications over his move, it was reported the delay was down to his previous status as a scholar at Newport.

The issue was resolved this week however, as confirmed by Poole himself, and the left-back was free to make his Under-21 debut on Monday night against Everton.

Uefa's official website, who confirmed the squad changes for the 32 teams in the Europa League, reveals the teenager has been given the no. 41 shirt.

Keane, meanwhile, will be hoping the upcoming midweek fixtures will give him the opportunity to force his way into Louis van Gaal's first team. The 22-year-old has featured in five matches for Warren Joyce's Under-21 side in 2016, scoring five in the process.

United, whose Champions League campaign was ended by Wolfsburg in December, have dropped into the Europa League for the second time in five years. They begin their knock-out campaign against Danish club Midtjylland, with the first leg taking place away from home on Thursday 18 February.

Nick Powell has been omitted from the squad list after joining Hull City on loan until the end of the season in the final hours of the January transfer window.