MANCHESTER UNITED go into the new season with all three new signings expected to start against Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has minimal injury woes and can call on his new £85million man Harry Maguire to plug the gap left by Eric Bailly in the heart of defence.
Elsewhere, David De Gea is set to be named in goal — not surprising but he did have a big dip in form at the end of last season.
The Spanish stopper is also set to sign a new contract in the coming weeks, now the transfer window is closed, it is the sort of news United fans will be delighted with.
Ahead of him he has two classy new recruits in world record defender Maguire and ex-Crystal Palace man Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Together, the pair have set the club back some £135m.
United’s best defender last season Victor Lindelof sits alongside Maguire, while Luke Shaw completes the four at left-back.
Ahead of them, Paul Pogba is the main man, with Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard next to him and allowed to bomb on.
Despite speculation World Cup winner Pogba would leave Old Trafford this summer, he has stayed and been professional and knuckled down after interest from Real Madrid.
Then after the sale of £73m Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, Marcus Rashford takes the centre-forward role, with Welsh winger Daniel James on his right and Anthony Martial on the left.
Solskjaer hopes to see plenty of movement from this trio and Anthony Martial has been given the new No9 jersey, in the hope it will give him the inspiration to score more goals.
Alternatively, United could line up with Matic at the base of the midfield quartet against his old club.
James would need to drop out of the starting line-up, shifting Lingard further forward behind a front two of Rashford and Martial.
This would also give Pogba the license to drift leftwards, to his favourite area of the pitch.
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Last season United lined up against Leicester in a 2-1 win, with some largely forgotten names.
Alexis Sanchez (remember him?) even started that game and Pogba first strutted his fourteen-step penalty routine, while Matteo Darmian began the match at right back.
The United went on to lose their next two games to Brighton and Spurs and begin Jose Mourinho’s woeful slump into the sack.
Surely these players can’t do that again… can they?