The 2015/16 Premier League starts with an early kick-off at Old Trafford for the second consecutive season, with United looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s opening day, which they lost to Swansea.
Louis van Gaal has splashed the cash this summer and could hand debuts to new midfield duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, with Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian also likely to make their first competitive appearances for the club.
The Dutchman has confirmed that David De Gea won’t start between the sticks, meaning that new addition Sergio Romero will also make his bow. The only injury concern for the hosts is striker Javier Hernandez, back from a season-long loan at Real Madrid, who is currently suffering from a broken collar bone.
Tottenham enter the season looking, as ever, to bridge the gap between themselves and the top four. Mauricio Pochettino has been busy adding to his defence in the transfer market and could field a new-look back four, as new boys Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer are all available.
The main injury worry for the visitors is in goal, as Hugo Lloris is struggling to recover from a fractured wrist. Michel Vorm is set to deputise with the gloves if the French international doesn’t feature. Winger Andros Townsend is also a doubt with a shoulder injury.
Last Meeting: Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham, March 15, 2015
Key Men: Manchester United – Morgan Schneiderlin; Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane
Shoot Says: Man United 3-1 Tottenham