Manchester United injury news: David De Gea will not feature against Spurs, Bastian Schweinsteiger a doubt, Fellaini is suspended

The match kicks off at 12.45pm

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Manchester United will be without goalkeeper David De Gea for their Premier League opening game against Tottenham this weekend, after United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed today that he will not play the Spaniard because the ongoing transfer speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

"I think about the human being more than the player and I don't think he can handle that," said Van Gaal.

New signing Sergio Romero is set to make his debut in goal.

Elsewhere, fellow new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger is a doubt because Van Gaal does not think he is fit enough.

Marcos Rojo, meanwhile, is out after being given a rest after the Copa America, in which Argentina reached the final before losing to Chile on penalties.

Marouane Fellaini is ruled out through suspension.


"We have no injuries," van Gaal told MUTV. "It's unbelievable! But it's not possible for Rojo to be match fit as he was the last player to come back.

"Schweinsteiger came also at the last moment out of his holidays so I don't think he is fit enough.We have to build the fitness he needs."

New additions Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are all set to start.