Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

De Gea's De Man!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

De Gea's De Man!

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JOSE Mourinho has confirmed David de Gea will start for United in their Champions League opener against Basel.

The keeper started three Europa League group games last season as the Reds used Sergio Romero as his main European goalkeeper en route to the final victory over Ajax in Stockholm.

Mourinho suggested in pre-season he would not rotate the goalkeepers as frequently now United are back in the Champions League and the Portuguese has revealed De Gea will keep his place for the visit of Basel to Old Trafford tonight.

Romero, who signed a new United contract until 2021 earlier this year, could make his first club appearance of the season in next week's Carabao Cup tie against Burton Albion.

Mourinho had already stated Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling would replace suspended duo Eric Bailly and Phil Jones. …

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