Spurs vs Manchester United: Early confirmed squad news ahead of kick-off

by Sam Peoples

Here is the early confirmed news about Manchester United’s squad for today’s game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Paul Pogba is not part of Man United’s squad having been given compassionate leave after his father passed away on Friday. As Marouane Fellaini is also suspended, Jose Mourinho could give a full debut to Scott McTominay in the middle of the park following his cameo away at Arsenal.

In defence, Antonio Valencia is not believed to be part of the squad either in order to give him a rest and he may well be left out of the Southampton game for the same reason. Speaking ahead the game, Mourinho confirmed Eric Bailly would start after his red card in the Europa League final.

He said: “I approach these games the same. I have to give some minutes to everyone because we only have 15 players. We don’t have more. We only have 15 so I have to play them but I have to play them in a mixed way and by periods.

“I don’t know about it [Bailly’s incident against Celta Vigo]. I didn’t see it. I don’t want to see it now, maybe tomorrow, but even if it was unfair, I don’t think the UEFA rules will allow any chance of an appeal. So I don’t think he plays in the final. If he doesn’t play in the final, he has to play the remaining matches in the Premier League and give rest to some of the others.”

David de Gea is expected to return in goal after Mourinho said Sergio Romero would start in the Europa League final.

We will bring you the official team news an hour before kick-off at 1530BST.

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