Manchester United would not like to suffer a repeat of last season’s opening day defeat to Swansea when they lock horns with Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
Louis van Gaal has decided not to start goalkeeper David De Gea in the season opener as the shot-stopper has been distracted by speculation surrounding his future at OldTrafford.
The Dutchman is likely to hand a start to Sam Johnstone rather than Sergio Romero in Spaniard’s absence.
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|What||Manchester United vs Tottenham|
|TV Info||BT Sport 1|
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|Odds||H 4-7 A 5-1 D 3-1|
Summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Marcos Rojo have both been ruled out because they lack match fitness.
Currently, there are no injury concerns but if Wayne Rooney picks up any, Van Gaal will have only Javier Hernández or James Wilson to replace his central striker.
Toffee’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Striker Roberto Soldado and midfielder Ryan Mason all face late fitness test before manager Mauricio Pochettino makes a final decision on the starting XI against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is in the process of completing his proposed transfer to Aston Villa, is unlikely to feature.
Defenders Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer, and Kieran Trippier are available to make their debuts.