Confirmed: Manchester United v Tottenham line-ups - Romero in goal, Dembele starts

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Here is how Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will line up for today's game...

Manchester United host Tottenham Hotspur in the first Premier League game of the 2015/16 season this afternoon.

The Red Devils have had a fascinating summer with so many new signings, and recent arrivals Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay all start this afternoon's clash.

Bastian Schweinsteiger begins his Premier League career on the bench, whilst Wayne Rooney leads the line in attack. Sam Johnstone is handed a place on the bench, with David de Gea left out of the squad entirely.

Meanwhile, Spurs haven't had the busiest of summers, but their big signing Toby Alderweireld starts the game alongside compatriot Jan Vertonghen in defence.

There are some surprises in the side, with Mousa Dembele starting in midfield, whilst Ben Davies is in at left back due to an injury to Danny Rose.

Centre back Eric Dier has been trialled in midfield during pre-season, and he continues in that role alongside Nabil Bentaleb, with star man Harry Kane leading the attack as usual.

The bench contains the likes of Erik Lamela, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris, with Spurs looking to spring a shock and leave Old Trafford with all three points on the opening day.

Man Utd lineup


  • Sergio Romero
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Luke Shaw
  • Chris Smalling
  • Daley Blind
  • Michael Carrick
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Ashley Young
  • Memphis Depay
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Sam Johnstone, Antonio Valencia, Patrick McNair, Ander Herrera, Andreas Pereira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javier Hernández.

Tottenham lineup


  • Michel Vorm
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Ben Davies
  • Eric Dier
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer, Tom Carroll, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Ryan Mason.

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