Bournemouth vs Manchester United confirmed lineups: Zlatan and Mata start, Mkhitaryan on the bench

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly make their competitive debuts for Manchester United, while midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is named on the bench for the season opener against AFC Bournemouth.

 

Central defender Chris Smalling also misses out on the Red Devils’ opening game as Jose Mourinho unexpectedly names the midfield trio of Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini in his starting XI.

Former Liverpool attacker Jordan Ibe is set to make his competitive debut for the Cherries, as Eddie Howe names his strongest XI for the curtain raiser at the Vitality Stadium.

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