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Manchester United without quintet of stars for Europa League opener

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has remained true to his word as the Red Devils open their Europa League campaign on Thursday.

United travel to the Netherlands to take on Feyenoord, still smarting from Saturday’s Derby Day defeat to neighbours City.

After that disappointment, Mourinho commented that any player who let him down in that game will not feature against the Dutch side.

And Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia have all been left at home.

Phil Jones will not feature either, due to injury. Marcus Rashford is set for his first start of the season, and Ander Herrera could join him, after the pair both produced strong substitute performances on Saturday.

Matteo Darmian, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick and Memphis Depay could all feature at the De Kuip, all of these players did not feature at the weekend.
United will hope their campaign does not sink at De Kuip, which translates as ‘The Tub’, but they do have happy memories of this stadium, having won on both of their previous visits, including the 1991 Cup Winners Cup Final against Barcelona.
By Steve Osborne                   @BlizzardSteve75

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