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Here is Jose Mourinho's first Manchester United Premier League XI

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Jose Mourinho pictured at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon
Jose Mourinho pictured at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon

The new Old Trafford boss has selected his first Premier League starting 11.

The start of the new season heralds the start of a new era at Manchester United.

The appointment of Jose Mourinho to the managerial hotseat has excited many fans after Louis van Gaal's dull tenure.

The so-called Special One has named his first United Premier League line-up as his side take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

As expected, David de Gea plays behind a back four of Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw.

The suspended Chris Smalling will be inserted straight into the XI for next Friday's Old Trafford opener against Southampton, so both centre-halves will be looking to impress.

Mourinho signs autographs ahead of United's opener

In a two-man midfield, Marouane Fellaini is partnered by Ander Herrera as Michael Carrick is demoted to the subs bench.

World-record signing Paul Pogba is also suspended, though his Euro 2016 exertions mean that he was unlikely to feature today anyway.

The midfield star did send words of encouragement to his new teammates ahead of today's clash.

Captain Wayne Rooney begins in the number 10 position, flanked by Anthony Martial on the left and Juan Mata on the right, as new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has to make do with a spot on the bench.

Fellow new recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored the winner in the Community Shield a week ago, leads the line for Mourinho's men.

Here is the starting XI in full: