Manchester United faced a dreary encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday when Bruno Fernandes’ penalty secured a 1-0 win over West Brom

United went on international break after beating Everton 3-1 but they never faced the winless Baggies and may have been lucky enough to take all three points

West Brom had voided a penalty while the first half results were 0-0 before United received their own penalty after a handball

Fernandes was denied from 12 yards, but just like last month against PSG, a replay was ordered due to the interference of the opposing goalkeeper

Next up for United is another home game against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League, as the Reds want to avenge their defeat in Turkey on matchday three

They played “Something Tells Me I’m Into Something Good” by Hermans Hermits at halftime, a song associated with Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Manchester United Mourinho’s Tottenham sits on the Premier League summit and the soundtrack of his Successor is not on the Old Trafford playlist

United are no longer in the bottom half of the table and remarkably look down on Spurs’ recent conquests, City, for the first time since Aug. Won the league on home turf on July but it was not enjoyable and they paid an inordinate amount of respect to a West Brom game

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented coronavirus logs after international games in his program notes, and United looked jet lagged from their air miles The irony is that Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial were the only starters in the past fortnight were started for their country

Paul Pogba, absent due to injury, compared France’s duty to a breath of fresh air and in the Manchester rain, United’s performance wasn’t much better than the weather Solskjaer was so unconvinced that Scott McTominay presented for the final five minutes was to maintain United’s lean leadership

Received the finest touches to take Karlan Grant’s deflected effort far seconds before United won a penalty, making one of his classic saves from Conor Townsend 8

Despite West Brom’s cautious approach, no longer present in attack too often. Just doesn’t do enough for the future 5

Didn’t seem to be hampered by his back problem and helped United score a 6

The only one who acted like a real United player from start to finish and started the runaway Anthony Martial should be done 6

It took some time to adjust to the demands and there were some loose moments and his speculative shooting was crooked 6

With Juan Mata eliminated, United appear to be taking turns playing on the right wing

Fernandes is the last to be crossed, although Rashford is likely the man entrusted with his task until the end of this game

So strange that they didn’t recruit a first team player for this position in the summer

Robinson has only been on the field for a few minutes, but Robinson rattles the crossbar

Johnstone was absolutely miles from his line.There’sn’t even a debate in there.My personal view, none of the three penalty kicks should be given in this game, but Furlong handball is a kick by law, like Line of’s Ted Hastings Duty would say The letter

United was a little too cautious with the XI and they need more creativity behind the first four (e.g. Van de Beek) Fernandes comes deeper because he has no joy when he is 10

The corner is whipped in and the defender tries an intelligent back headball that goes just over the bar

If this game was played during a transfer window, there is absolutely no doubt that the words Jadon and Sancho would be on trend United doesn’t have a first-team right winger, and that means all attack build-up is channeled down left and Mata steps in

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