Manchester United scored a lackluster encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday as Bruno Fernandes’ penalty guaranteed a 1-0 win over West Brom

United entered the international break after a 3-1 win over Everton, but they never managed to beat the Baggies without a win and may have been lucky enough to come away with all three points

West Brom had a penalty kicked out as the scores tied 0-0 in the first half, before United received a kick of their own later after a handball

Fernandes was denied 12 yards but, as was the case against PSG last month, a resumption was ordered following the encroachment of the opposing keeper

Next stop for United is another home game against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League, as the Reds aim to avenge their defeat in Turkey on Matchday 3

They performed Herman’s Hermits’ Something Tells Me I’m Into Something Good at halftime, a song associated with Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Manchester United Tottenham de Mourinho sits atop the Premier League and the soundtrack of his successor is not on the Old Trafford playlist

United are no longer stuck in the bottom half of the table and look remarkably at Spurs’ latest conquests, City They won at home in the league for the first time since July 4, but it wasn’t like it to savor and they paid excessive respect to a West Brom game

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented coronavirus protocols after international matches in his program notes and United looked out of step with their air miles The irony is that Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial were the only ones starters to have started for their country in the last fortnight

Paul Pogba, absent with injury, compared France’s duty to a ‘breath of fresh air’ and in the rain for Manchester United United’s performance was not much better than the weather Solskjaer was so unconvinced that Scott McTominay was introduced for the last five minutes to preserve United’s slim lead

You have the best touch to tip wide Karlan Grant’s deflected effort Made one of his classic Conor Townsend toe saves seconds before United won a penalty 8

Again non-existent on offense despite West Brom’s reluctant approach Just not doing enough to move forward 5

Did not appear to be bothered by his back problem and helped United to a clean sheet 6

The only one who acted like a true United player from start to finish and started the breakaway Anthony Martial should have finished 6

It took a while to adjust to the demands and there were some tough times and his speculative shot went wrong 6

Now that Juan Mata is out, it looks like United players are taking turns playing on the right wing

Fernandes is the last to cross, although Rashford is likely the man in charge of his until the end of this match

So strange that they did not sign a first team player for this position this summer

Robinson has only been on the pitch for a few minutes but Robinson shakes the crossbar

Johnstone was absolutely miles from his line There isn’t even a debate to be had there In my opinion none of the three penalty calls in this match should be given but Furlong’s handball one is kicked by the letter of the law, as Line of Duty’s Ted Hastings would say The letter

United have been a bit too careful with the XI and they need more creativity behind the top four (eg Van de Beek) Fernandes deepens as he has no joy as a 10

The corner is whipped and the defender tries a smart reverse header that passes tightly over the bar

If this game was played during a transfer window, have absolutely no doubt that the words Jadon and Sancho would be the buzzword United don’t have a first-team right winger and that means their entire offensive attack is channeled to the left, with Mata entering

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