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Manchester United line up vs Tottenham includes Bailly and Pogba

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Manchester United have included Eric Bailly in their side to face Tottenham Hotspur, while Donny van de Beek remains on the bench.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made just one change from the side that beat Brighton 3-2 in a madcap Premier League game last week, with Bailly replacing Victor Lindelof in central defence.

Harry Maguire is fit enough to start alongside Bailly, while Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are preferred to Van de Beek, Fred and Scott McTominay in the United midfield to face Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side includes Son Heung-Min, who has been passed fit to play, while new signing Sergio Reguilon starts at left-back. There is no Gareth Bale in the visitors’ squad, but Dele Alli is on the bench.

Before the game, Solskjaer stressed the importance of maintaining United’s positive results to keep up their challenge at the top end of the league. United have won three games, two of them in the Carabao Cup, since losing their Premier League opener to Crystal Palace.

“Results at the start of the season will always affect the mood and put the mood into a group of players, club, our fans, the media,” said Solskjaer.

“Everything is dependent on results in football, it’s a result-oriented business. We got Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal at home, we got two difficult ones with Everton and Newcastle as well, so of course it’s a vital month. With the Champions League as well, which weren’t the easiest games [following Thursday’s draw].

“Of course, last season we started badly and ended up probably higher than any of you thought we were going to get with the third position. We wouldn’t want to be having to catch up 10-15 points again.”

United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood, Martial.

Subs: Henderson, Lindelof, Fred, McTominay, Lingard, Mata, Van de Beek.

Spurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lamela, Son, Kane.

Subs: Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dele, Winks, Davies, Lucas.

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