Manchester United cruised to a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the end at Old Trafford, with Alexis Sanchez scoring his first goal for the Reds.

Romelu Lukaku had opened the scoring for United early in the second half, before Sanchez sealed the three points by tapping home after Jonas Lössl had saved the Chilean’s penalty.

The big talking point before the match came in the form of José Mourinho’s team selection, with Paul Pogba dropped to the bench after United’s miserable performance against Spurs in midweek in favour of Scott McTominay.

Also coming into the team where Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Juan Mata and as United piled on the pressure in the first half, they were denied a stonewall penalty when McTominay was poleaxed by Terence Kongolo while going for a header in the box.

It was only a matter of time before United broke the deadlock and it came early after the interval, as United turned up the pressure. A slick move saw the ball come to Juan Mata on the left side and lovely cross gave Lukaku all the time in the world to volley it past Lössl at the near post.

And Sanchez’s moment came with 20 minutes remaining, as he won United a penalty after being hacked down by Michael Hefele. Although the initial effort was saved, the Chilean made no mistake with the rebound and celebrated in front of the adoring support of the Stretford End.

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