Man Utd facing Crystal Palace opener with ELEVEN senior player doubts

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Manchester United face kicking off their season against Crystal Palace missing ELEVEN senior players.

United were given an additional week to prepare for the new season, after their Europa League exploits saw last campaign run into August.

But despite that, United have a lengthy list of players who may be unavailable for Saturday's clash, says the Manchester Evening News.

Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Fred, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Eric Bailly only returned to full training on Monday, while Bruno Fernandes started only days before.

Phil Jones is fit, but is unlikely to be selected, with the chance of him completing an Old Trafford exit before the end of the window. Sergio Romero is in the same boat, but he has yet to return to training as he seeks a move.

Mason Greenwood is also still training in isolation after returning to Carrington last week. Axel Tuanzebe is definitely out for the visit of Palace as he continues his recovery from a long-term injury. Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial are set to be assessed by United staff after the two performed on international duty for Sweden and France respectively.