Wasteful Man Utd labour to win over Luton

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Manchester United avoided a third consecutive home defeat as they laboured to a 1-0 win over Premier League strugglers Luton at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s side faced a frustrating wait for the breakthrough with Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho missing big chances at each end of the first half before Victor Lindelof grabbed the winner on 59 minutes.

The defender’s goal clinched back-to-back Premier League wins for just the second time this season, moving United to within three points of fourth place albeit having played a game more than their rivals.

Team news

  • Erik ten Hag preferred Victor Lindelof ahead of Raphael Varane at centre-back, as the former Real Madrid defender was left out of the starting line-up for a fifth straight game.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed out due to illness.
  • Luton were unchanged from the 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Kenilworth Road.

United’s unfortunate run with injuries continued as Denmark internationals Rasmus Hojlund (hamstring) and Chrsitian Eriksen (knee) were forced off early ahead of the international break.

Luton’s winless run extends to six games in the Premier League but they remain above the relegation zone on goal difference ahead of Bournemouth, who face Newcastle in the Premier League later on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

More to follow…

What’s next?

After the international break, Manchester United return with a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday November 26, live on Super Sunday on Sky Sports; kick-off 4.30pm.

Meanwhile, Luton are back in action on Saturday November 25. they host Crystal Palace at Kenilworth Road; kick-off 3pm.

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