Paul Pogba has been named Manchester United captain for their opening game of the season.

United line up as follows :

De Gea

Darmian Bailly Lindelof Shaw

Fred Pereira Pogba


Mata Sanchez Rashford



Matteo Darmian starts with Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot injured, while after not signing a centre half, Jose Mourinho has selected Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof – perhaps a pointed move. Andreas Pereira has been rewarded for his fine pre-season while compatriot Fred makes his debut.

The biggest news is World Cup winner Paul Pogba being named as captain; whether this is a permanent decision remains to be seen.