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Manchester United leave £39m Victor Lindelof out of squad for season opener

Man Utd leave £39m Lindelof out of squad to face West Ham

13/08/2017 at 14:51Updated 13/08/2017 at 17:50

Jose Mourinho has omitted summer signing Victor Lindelof from the Manchester United squad for the club’s season opener against West Ham United at Old Trafford

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Lindelof arrived from Benfica in June for a deal believed to be worth £39million, making him the most expensive defensive transfer in the club’s history.

However, following a shaky pre-season Lindelof has failed to even make the bench for United’s first game of the campaign, with Phil Jones partnering Eric Bailly in central defence and Chris Smalling taking a place on the bench.

West Ham United have named all four of their big summer additions in the line-up, with Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez all starting.