Pogba captains United in Leicester opener

Pogba captains United in Leicester opener
Pogba captains United in Leicester opener

Paul Pogba starts and will captain Manchester United in their Premier League opener against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

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United manager Jose Mourinho has apparently made Pogba captain in a bid to convince the France World Cup winner that his future lies United amid continued interest from Barcelona.

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New signing Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk is at the heart of midfield alongside Andreas Pereira - who makes his first Premier League start - with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in central defence.

Versatile full-back Matteo Darmian also starts. He has been linked with a return to Italy, but injuries to summer signing Diogo Dalot and the experienced Antonio Valencia leaves them short at right-back.

England defender Harry Maguire is in the visiting side after Leicester rebuffed an apparent £60m bid from United during the close season.

TEAMS

Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Pereira, Fred, Pogba, Mata, Sanchez, Rashford

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereira, Maguire, Morgan, Chilwell, Gray, Amartey, Silva, Ndidi, Maddison, Iheanacho

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