De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney.
Subs: Romero, Love, Weir, Pereira, Herrera, Memphis, Keane.
De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Fellaini, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney.
Subs: Romero, McNair, Varela, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Pereira, Memphis.
De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, B-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rooney.
Subs: Romero, McNair, Varela, Pereira, Januzaj, Mata, Memphis.
De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rooney.
Bench: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Weir, Mata, Pereira, Memphis.
De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Herrera, Martial, Rooney.
Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, Jones, Carrick, Fellaini, Pereira, Memphis.
De Gea, Young, Smalling, Jones, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Memphis, Martial.
Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Varela, Pereira, Schneiderlin, Rooney.
De Gea, Young, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Memphis, Mata, Martial, Rooney.
Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Varela, Schneiderlin, Pereira, Herrera.
De Gea; Varela, McNair, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Mata, Memphis; Martial.
De Gea, Varela, Smalling (c), Blind, Darmian, Fellaini, Schweinsteiger, Lingard, Mata, Memphis, Martial.
Bench: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Carrick, Pereira, Young, Powell
De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Rojo, Blind; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Lingard, Rooney, Memphis; Martial.
Subs: Romero, McNair, Young, Fellaini, Mata, Pereira, Wilson.
Former Premier League referee David Elleray said the referee's interpretation depends on whether the hand or arm is in an "unnatural" position at the point of contact. "Referees look at two specifics did the hand or arm go towards the ball or in a manner which would block the ball, or is the hand in a position where it would not normally be?
Anthony Martial makes it five goals in nine appearances for Manchester United in our 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow.
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Adnan Januzaj put Manchester United U-21s 1-0 up against Southampton just before half-time.
Following Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned his team's inability to score, while conceding another strike themselves from a set play.
When Klopp first took charge of Liverpool, they were four points behind United. A few months later, where United have really struggled, Liverpool are now six points behind.
In the 95th minute of Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Swansea, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski ran up the field for a corner. He got his head to the ball before anyone else but thankfully his attempt went just wide of the post.
It could have been so different. Once I got a touch I thought ‘wow, this isn't happening – Manchester United at Old Trafford' and our fans were on their feet.
Little over two weeks ago, United fans were celebrating a rousing, if not slightly unexpected 3-0 away victory at Goodison Park. Since then, things have begun to stagnate a little, with four successive draws, one of which saw the Reds embarrassed at home to Middlesbrough in the League Cup via a penalty shootout.
After a fairly promising, albeit unspectacular opening to the Premier League campaign, which had led to Louis van Gaal leading the club to the top flight's summit for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's final game, United were sent crashing down to earth in their last outing.
The crushing defeat demolition suffered at the Emirates had little time to resonate with the players before once again whisked off to all corners for another drab, unwanted international break.
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It has been a superb fornight for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United. Since returning from Eindhoven deflated from both a 2-1 defeat and the long-term loss of Luke Shaw, the Reds have responded in style, notching four consecutive victories and sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table after seven fixtures.
If United's Champions League campaign hadn't got off to a bad enough start with defeat in Eindhoven, then a horrific long-term injury to the blossoming Luke Shaw proved to be icing on a rather unsavoury cake. It was a less than ideal way for the club to reacquaint themselves with Europe's premier competition, but the Reds have responded domestically in perfect fashion, recording three successive victories, with three goals to show from each of these fixtures, with Southampton, Ipswich and Sunderland respectively.
Much like when approaching a crunch home fixture with Liverpool last weekend, United must once again pick themselves up and dust themselves off following a 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Against Liverpool they achieved that, perhaps by virtue of defensive errors by the visitors offering glaring openings, but either way, the Reds came out three points richer, confident that defeat to Swansea had been nothing by a mere hiccup.
After 18 excruciating months, United make their long-awaited return to the Champions League proper tonight as they take on the Dutch champions, PSV.
A 3-1 victory over North-West rivals, Liverpool on Saturday, once again might not have offered too much encouragement by way of performance, but nonetheless, a significant victory against our rivals offered the perfect tonic following defeat to Swansea.
The first international break of the season often offers a largely unwelcome interruption to the long awaited return of the domestic football season, but on this occasion, it offered Manchester United plenty in the way of positives.
The Reds last tasted action on 30th August as Louis van Gaal's men suffered their first defeat of the season to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Manchester United suffered something of a reality check when they took on Newcastle at the weekend. But United's problems stemmed more of their own doing and their own lack of cutting edge and attacking prowess for which we have grown accustomed to over recent decades.
Louis van Gaal's men have the chance to put their first blemish on the record this season firmly behind them in Bruges and tie up qualification to the Champions League group stages in the process.
A midweek victory over Ipswich laid to rest the ghosts of last year's capitulation at the hands of MK Dons, banishing them firmly to the archives. With United in the pursuit of their first silverware of the Louis van Gaal era, the Reds took a step towards doing so, in a competition which looks extremely winnable.
In a week that began with United fans having to witness our first dropped points of the season, followed by a blistering start to his Chelsea career from long-term target/non-target, Pedro, we reach the weekend and round four of the Premier League in far greater spirits.
The more impatient among us spent Sunday and Monday lambasting the decisions of both Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal for failing to add to five earlier additions to the squad, with extra firepower upfront on top of the agenda.
Romero; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Herrera, Memphis; Rooney.
Subs: Johnstone, McNair, Valencia, Carrick, Young, Fellaini, Chicharito.
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