Manchester United host Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. They were held to a 1-1 draw at Tottenham in their first game back. Bruno Fernandes equalised from the penalty spot to extend Man United’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 12.
MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
Team to play Sheffield United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Fernandes, Pogba, Martial, Rashford, Greenwood
Subs: Romero, Bailly, Mata, Pereira, Fred, James, Ighalo, McTominay, Williams
SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAM NEWS
Team to play Man Utd: Moore, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Jagielka, Robinson, Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Mousset, McGoldrick
Subs: Verrips, L.Freeman, McBurnie, Sharp, K.Freeman, Osborn, Rodwell, Zivkovic, Berge
KICK-OFF! After a minute silence for Tony Dunne – one of United’s heroes of the 60’s – the referee blows his whistle for players, officials and staff take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
GOAL! MAN UTD 1-0 SHEFF UTD (Martial, 7)
Fernandes almost gets Martial in behind Jagielka but Moore is alert to the danger.
Fernandes goes for goal but Moore manages to spoon it over the crossbar.
Maguire heads into the top corner but the referee is quick to blow his whistle though and replays confirm there was a clear two-handed push on the back of the Blades defender.
TIME FOR DRINKS!
Stevens tries a low cross into the six yard box but Lindelof forces it behind for a corner.
Fernandes hobbles off to the touchline and sits down nursing his knee and Man Utd are down to 10-men for the moment.
Mousset has been struggling for a few minutes with a foot injury .
McBurnie is coming on.
GOAL! MAN UTD 2-0 SHEFF UTD (Martial, 44)
Three added on.
HT: 45 + 3 min
Martial decides to set up Greenwood from about 20 yards but his strike is blocked by Moore.
WE ARE BACK! McBurnie and Berge on for Norwood and Mousset.
Wan-Bissaka in on the overlap when Greenwood tucks in.
Pogba nutmegs Berge on the edge of the area then sidesteps Jagielka to move into the area….but Martial takes it off his feet and thunders a shot over the crossbar.
SUB! McGoldrick is off for Zivkovic.
TIME FOR DRINKS!
GOAL! MAN UTD 3-0 SHEFF UTD (Martial, 74)
THERE’S THE HAT-TRICK!
Martial, Pogba, Greenwood, Rashford and Fernandes are off. Mata, James, McTominay, Periera and Ighalo are on.
Ighalo brilliant Shaw curler but Moore dives to his feet, before getting back up quickly to deny the Man Utd man at the second attempt.
Three added minutes here.
90 + 3 min
MAN UTD 3-0 SHEFF UTD
Anthony Martial scores his first senior hat-trick as Man Utd make it 13 unbeaten.
Sheff Utd have a plague of injuries and suspension worries, but were beaten and stay eighth.