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Manchester United team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Leicester City




All you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Old Trafford today.

Manchester United and Leicester City open the curtain on the Premier League season on Friday night at Old Trafford, and for the home team, the new campaign will be a blessed relief after a turbulent summer.

Man Utd Injuries

United will not have six players injured for their first game of the season, and will even overlook those who may not be in shape after returning to camp.

Nemanja Matic has undergone surgery on an abdominal problem picked up in the World Cup, while Dalot has also been under the knife due to a knee problem.

Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo also underwent surgeries after being injured in an international service, and as a result, Romero missed Argentina’s entire career in Russia.

Antonio Valencia left the preseason draw with San Jose Earthquakes for a calf injury, while Ander Herrera is out after developing a problem during the loss to Bayern Munich last Sunday.

Possible Man Utd Starting Line-Up

Mourinho could well name a lineup very similar to the one he took on the field against Bayern Munich last week, although he has the option of calling more than one of his late returners.
Players like Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young have had less than a week of training after their progress until the last weekend of the World Cup and all three could be considered.
With injured Herrera, Mourinho will be forced to make at least one change, which will probably cause him to ask Pogba to step forward and start, while Lukaku and Young can start if the coach decides to bypass Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw.
Although the club was unable to add a center back during the transfer window, Mourinho still has many options in that department, and Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are among the alternatives to Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.
Meanwhile, Matteo Darmian remains a substitute for Valencia even though he is likely to leave before the end of the month, and Andreas Pereira must make his first league start for the club after loan periods in Granada and Valencia.

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