FULL TIME: Fernandes scores a hat-trick with Greenwood and Fred also on the scoresheet as United open their seaosn with a 5-1 win over Leeds, who had scored a belter from Ayling. Sancho also came on late for his debut. Thanks for following the game with us..
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Roberts goes down in the box under minimal contact wih Maguire. No penalty given.
Leeds must pick themselves up to face Everton next Saturday while United are against Southampton next Sunday.
There will be 3 added minutes.
The crowd factor may have also contributed to United's performance today along with the Varane unveiling before kick-off.
CHANCE! Roberts' pass falls to Raphinha whose first-time effort goes wide, should have scored.
- Yellow cardLuke ShawManchester United
Shaw is booked for a late challenge.
A real statement win for United today having lost their season opener last year to Crystal Palace.
CHANCE! A Leeds free-kick is half cleared, it falls to Costa whose shot from the edge of the box is well over.
Fernandes goes down after colliding with Roberts. He looks to be trying to run it off.
- OffDaniel JamesManchester United
- OnJadon SanchoManchester United
SANCHO ON: The England winger moves to the left and comes on for James.
Martial on for Pogba.
Martial preparing to come on with his new shaved head look.
- OffScott McTominayManchester United
- OnNemanja MaticManchester United
Matic replaces McTominay.
- OffJack HarrisonLeeds United
- OnHélder CostaLeeds United
Costa is on.
GOAL FOR UNITED! Fred with a crisp first-time strike in the box from Pogba's pass.
Helder Costa is preparing to come on for the visitors.
What a baptism of fire for Firpo since coming on. Sancho is now warming up.
This game looks to have been sown up by United n eight second-half minutes.
The Portuguese midfielder timed his line brilliantly to stay level with Ayling and run onto Maguire's long ball.
- GoalBruno FernandesManchester United
FERNANDES COMPLETES HIS HAT-TRICK! What a brilliant first-time finish into the roof of the net after being put through on goal.
Cooper shown the game's first card for a foul on Greenwood. Leeds looking a little rattled.
This game has been similar to a lot of United games at the start of last season, Fernandes at the centre of it and showing his clinical side.
- GoalBruno FernandesManchester United
GOAL FOR UNITED! United are rampant. Fernandes checks inside and fires in a low effort, its cleared off the line by Ayling but hawk-eye says the ball had crossed the line.
- GoalMason GreenwoodManchester United
GREENWOOD SCORES! From Pogba's pass, Greenwood is through on goal and rifles it into the bottom corner.
GOAL FOR LEEDS! Ayling in space with a belter from distance into the corner.
Firpo is penalised for sliding in on Fernandes, an interesting first touch in English football.
- OffRodrigoLeeds United
- OnJunior FirpoLeeds United
KICK OFF: The second half is underway. Leeds have brought on new signing Firpo for Rodrigo.
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HALF TIME: United lead through Fernandes' close range effort. They have had the better chances with Leeds restricted to mainly long-range strikes and set pieces.
There will be 1 added minute.
Pogba to James with a tame strike which is comfortable for the keeper.
Fernandes tries a long-range effort which takes a deflection and its a corner. The delivery is swung in and McTominay heads it well wide.
Bielsa's side will be satisfied with their performance but they need to get Bamford more in the game, he has been dominated by Maguire and Lindelof.
Klich delivers another inviting ball into Bamford. Lindelof is on hand again to deal with the threat.
CLOSE! Quick break, Shaw tees up James who opts to shoot wide from a tight angle instead of passing it.
CLOSE! Shaw with a one-two with Fernandes before letting fly from a tight angles with his shot ending up in the side-netting.
Fernandes' shot could not be kept out by the keeper, it went off his leg. Lovely first-time pass from Pogba to set up the chance.
- GoalBruno FernandesManchester United
GOAL FOR UNITED! Fernandes scores with a powerful shot from Pogba's assist.
Fernandes with a fierce cross across the box and Greenwood cannot get an outstretched leg on it. United certainly missing Cavani at the moment.
The final ball for United has gotten sloppy. After a fast start, there is a bit of frustration creeping in.
CHANCE! Fred penalised for too many trips on Harrison - something he tends to do a lot. Its a freekick into the box and Rodrigo heads it wide.
Chest down from Pogba to Fernandes on the edge of the box and Koch nicks it away form his toe as he shaped to shoot.
Leeds have a corner. The delivery is swung into the near post and is headed away.
James down the right with a poor low cross in between his team-mates and Ayling clears.
The visitors have had a good spell of pressure. Its a decent game, United will feel they should be a goal up given the chances.
SAVE! Klich with a curling effort from distance which De Gea parries away.
Leeds break down the right, a low cross is put in and Lindelof puts it behind. From the corner, it comes out to Harrison outside the box whose shot is straight at De Gea.
POGBA MISS! Another Leeds mistake, the Frenchman is through on goal and somehow misses the target from close range.
GOOD SAVE! MIstake at the back from Rafinha, Greenwood's looping efffort is clawed away by the keeper. The resulting corner is headed harmlessly wide by Maguire.
McTominay heads a cross behind as Bamford was lurking, good move from the visitors. The corner is played short, pulled back to Klich then the offside flag is raised.
GOOD MOVE: Lovely touch from Fernandes, its played to Greenwood whose low drive from distance is comfortably saved.
Bright start from the home side, good tempo. Leeds yet to get into the contest.
Fernandes' cross is put behind for another corner. Shaw's delivery is this time collected by the keeper.
CHANCE! McTominay's shot in the area from a tight angle is blocked by Cooper for a corner. Greenwood's delivery is punched clear by the keeper.
Lindelof needs a big performance today with the Varane deal now confirmed.
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KICK OFF: The first Saturday of the new season is underway!
COUNTDOWN: 5 mins till kick off!
VARANE IS HERE!
The Frenchman is in his suit on the Old Trafford pitch and is holding a United shirt.
He then takes a few selfies.
This is what Ole had to say yesterday on Sancho.
“Jadon is going to be involved, definitely. He’s had a good week. Unfortunately he was ill after his holiday and we’ve lost out a few days of training with him, but he’s gelled really well with the group and he’s looked sharper than expected. So he’ll be involved, but I can’t tell you if he’s going to start or not.”
On leaving out Phillips and Firpo, Bielsa told BT Sport: “Kalvin Phillips has done half the work of his team-mates, and with Junior Firpo we had to diversify his preparation, which was also interrupted by a few days. This is why there has been a setback with him.”
There are rumours swirling at Old Trafford that Man United may be planning to unveil the signing of defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid today.
Marcelo Bielsa's side finished the season with seven wins from their final 10 games. And they achieved the highest points total by a newly-promoted side in two decades.
Expecting goals today. Last season saw United win 6-2 with McTominay scoring twice in the opening 3 mins. But in the reverse fixture, it was a snore 0-0 draw.
LEEDS UNITED: Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Dallas, Koch, Klich, Raphinha, Harrison, Rodrigo, Bamford...Subs: Klaesson, Firpo, Forshaw, Roberts, Costa, Phillips, Summerville, Greenwood, Shackleton.
New signing Junior Firpo is on the bench as is Kalvin Phiillips.
Van De Beek is back from an injury that put him out of the Euros and is on the bench today.
MAN UTD: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood...Subs: Heaton, Mata, Martial, Pereira, Dalot, Sancho, Matic, Williams, Van de Beek.
New signing Sancho is on the bench surprisingly. Bailly is out, James comes in for Rashford and Cavani is unavailable due to playing in the Copa America.
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