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Manchester United have four debutants in their first starting XI of the season

As expected, David de Gea is not in the side to play Tottenham.

Updated at 12.08

MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE four debutants in their starting side to face Tottenham for the first Premier League game of the season today.

Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay all start, though Bastian Schweinsteiger must be content with a place on the bench and David de Gea, who was constantly linked with a move away from the squad during the summer, is not in the squad as expected.

Meanwhile, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling are preferred to Phil Jones at the back, and captain Wayne Rooney starts up front.

Tottenham have also named their side, with Toby Alderweireld making his competitive debut and Eric Dier preferred to Ryan Mason in midfield.

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