Man United 2 – Huddersfield 0
Following the midweek 2-0 defeat against Tottenham, Manchester United returned to winning ways on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho’s men had a relatively comfortable match as they beat Huddersfield 2-0.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was that Huddersfield held United at bay for the first half.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock in the second half.
Lukaku volley home a left wing cross from Juan Mata. He’s now scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, and 12 in the Premier League.
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United’s second was a first for new boy Alexis Sanchez.
After the Chilean was hacked in the Huddersfield box by Michael Hefele the ref instantly pointed to the spot.
But Alexis got lucky with what happened next. The Chilean’s spot kick was saved by Huddersfield goalie Jonas Lossl.
But Lossl was unable to push the ball away, which allowed Sanchez to convert the rebound and fire Man United 2-0 up.
Marouane Fellaini is out until March
Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini played no part in the Huddersfield game.
That’s after Fellaini re-injured his knee in the defeat away at Tottenham last week.
Following the win over the Terriers, Jose Mourinho confirmed that Fellaini has since had an operation on his problem.
That operation means that the midfielder is confirmed on the sidelines until the end of March.
Marouane Fellaini will miss the Champions League last-16 tie with Sevilla.
Fellaini ruled out until end of March after undergoing surgery this morning on external meniscus, according to Mourinho #mufc
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