The Premier League kicks of a new season tomorrow with Tottenham traveling up to Old Trafford for Saturday’s lunchtime game.
Manchester United has so far brought in five new signings to the club this summer, and it is almost certain that manager Louis van Gaal had not finished yet, with the Red Devils still needing a centre-back, and as the Dutchman has said someone to bring more pace to the Red Devils attack.
Below is how we here at Soccer Transfer think that Manchester United will line for tomorrows match against Spurs.
Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has already said that Spaniard David De Gea will be missing, as talks between United and Real Madrid continue over the 24-year-old Spanish international.
His back-up former Barcelona shot-stopper Victor Valdes has fallen out with the Dutch manager as well and is now on the transfer list meaning that the start will go to new signing 28-year-old Argentinian international Sergio Romero, who now has the opportunity to show van Gaal that he can be United’s No.1 for the rest of the season should a deal for De Gea finally get done.
Since joining from Torino, right-back Matteo Darmian has performed well while in for van Gaal’s first choice Antonio Valencia, and should continue in that position against Spurs tomorrow lunchtime.
Joining the Italian on the opposite flank will be former Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, while Daily Blind and Chris Smalling will be paired in the centre of the park.
Another Southampton signing Morgan Schneiderlin is likely to be one of the first names on the team sheet as a defensive midfielder while German international Bastian Schweinsteiger continues to work on his fitness allowing Michael Carrick to keep his place in the team, while remembering that United only lost a single Premiership game in which the 34-yerar-old England international started last season.
Ahead of the two central midfielders will be Juan Mata wide on the right, while Ashley Young features out wide on the right after having just signed a new contract with the club.
New signing Memphis Depay will be given the freedom to roam the park while playing in the number 10 role behind lone striker Wayne Rooney.
As for attack there are no surprises here with 29-year-old Wayne Rooney playing in his preferred position eager to show LVG that he does not need to sign a new striker, with the England team captain more than capable of producing the goals United needs in order to win the Premiership.