Paul Pogba has been named Manchester United captain for their opening game of the season.
United line up as follows :
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.