Welbeck and Jones set to miss Leverkusen clash

Manchester United look to be without England pair Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones for this evening’s Champions League group opener with Bayer Leverkusen.

Both players missed training on Monday ahead of the game, with striker Welbeck struggling with a knee problem, and defender Jones with an ankle injury.

Wayne Rooney is set play again with a protective headband, while Shinji Kagawa (flu) could feature after returning to training.

The game is manager David Moyes’ first in the group stages of Europe’s top club competition.

The Scot did lead Everton to the qualifying stages in 2005-06, though they were eliminated by Villarreal.

Elsewhere, United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has admitted that the training regime with his new club has been a shock to the system, according to the Metro.

The Belgium international has admitted that he “has a problem with the intensity” of the sessions but has said that he is happy to step up.

Meanwhile, former striker Teddy Sherringham is not convinced that the club should have signed Fellaini, suggesting that Arsenal new boy Mesut Ozil may have been a better option, the Telegraph understands.

Both deals went through on deadline day, though Arsenal paid almost £15m more for the Germany midfielder that United did for the Belgian.