MANCHESTER UNITED secured a laboured 1-0 win over West Brom after huge VAR controversy.

Bruno Fernandes converted a retaken penalty after having his first attempt saved by Sam Johnstone while a video review overturned an earlier spot kick given to the Baggies.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    TERRIFIC TELLES

    Alex Telles made his Premier League debut in Manchester United's 1-0 win over West Brom on Saturday night.

    He touched the ball 104 times in total, only one fewer occasion than Nemanja Matic and completed 84 percent of his passes.

    Fans were excited about his start for the club and too to social media to share their reactions.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    AVERAGE POSITIONS

    Here are where the United players spent the vast majority of last night's 1-0 win over West Brom last night.

    It may not have been a comfortable performance, but a win it was nonetheless.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    SOLSKJAER ON WBA WIN

    After the victory over West Brom, the Norwegian said: “We're delighted to get three points, of course.

    “First win in league this season and a clean sheet, so we're happy with that.

    “Very tight calls and I think he probably made two right decisions with the pens… three right decisions because Sam was off the line.

    “We know we can play better than this and we certainly could've made it more comfortable if we'd taken our chances early on.

    “When you don't do that it's always an edge to the game and we saw it edgy towards the end.

    “It was important to get that win, you could see that. We didn't have composure or quality to get the second goal that would have made it more comfortable.”

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United moved into the top half of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win against West Brom.

    A controversial retaken penalty from Bruno Fernandes secured United's first home win of the season.

    There were doubts over whether it should even have been awarded, minutes after West Brom were denied what looked to be a clear penalty when Fernandes kicked Conor Gallagher.

    And after Sam Johnstone moved over his line to save Fernandes' first effort, the midfielder made sure his second effort found the back of the net.

    Meanwhile, SunSport can exclusively reveal Dean Henderson is keen to grab a loan move out of United in a bid to keep his place in England’s squad for the Euro 2020 finals.

    And United have a major problem looming as Argentine keeper Sergio Romero is looking to move, leaving Henderson as Solskjaer’s only cover.

    Championship high-fliers Bournemouth are already exploring a loan move for Henderson but he would prefer Premier League game time.

    Leeds and Brighton may look at a loan deal in January but United will have the final say.

    Finally, Everton supremo Marcel Brands is a leading candidate to become United’s first director of football.

    Brands’ stock is high after masterminding a summer of recruitment in which they signed James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

    The Dutchman’s deal expires at the end of the season and Italian club Roma are interested.

    But now Brands is being strongly linked with a summer move as part of United’s restructuring.

    And friends believe he would find a formal approach hard to refuse.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S DAN KING

    Everton supremo Marcel Brands is a leading candidate to become Manchester United’s first director of football.

    Brands’ stock is high after masterminding a summer of recruitment in which they signed James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

    The Dutchman’s deal expires at the end of the season and Italian club Roma are interested.

    But now Brands is being strongly linked with a summer move as part of United’s restructuring.

    And friends believe he would find a formal approach hard to refuse.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Dean Henderson is keen to grab a loan move out of Manchester United in a bid to keep his place in England’s squad for the Euro 2020 finals.

    Henderson would jump at the chance of first-team football after picking up his first cap from Gareth Southgate in the international break.

    And United have a major problem looming as Argentine keeper Sergio Romero is looking to move, leaving Henderson as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only cover.

    Championship high-fliers Bournemouth are already exploring a loan move for Henderson but he would prefer Premier League game time.

    Leeds and Brighton may look at a loan deal in January but United will have the final say.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PLAYER RATINGS

    Man United ended their worst home run for six years with victory over West Brom.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had VAR to thank after Bruno Fernandes was TWICE saved by the video technology on his way to sealing the 1-0 win.

    But who shined for the Red Devils at Old Trafford?

    And did anyone have a game to forget against the Baggies?

    READ OUR FULL PLAYER RATINGS HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    FULL TIME

    It's all over at Old Trafford and Man Utd have narrowly beaten West Brom 1-0.

    A controversial retaken penalty from Bruno Fernandes secured United's first home win of the season.

    There were doubts over whether it should even have been awarded, minutes after West Brom were denied what looked to be a clear penalty when Fernandes appeared to kick Conor Gallagher.

    And after Sam Johnstone moved over his line to save Fernandes' first effort, the midfielder made sure his second effort found the back of the net.

    READ OUR FULL MATCH REPORT HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    FATI CHANCE

    Man United reportedly had an agreement in principle to secure the signing of La Liga wonderkid Ansu Fati in the summer. 

    But Spanish outlet Sport claim the Old Trafford giants saw their hopes of a sensational £133million move dashed after Barcelona put the brakes on transfer talks.

    And the former La Liga champs, who face Atletico Madrid on Saturday, have added a whopping £357million release clause to the youngster’s contract which runs until 2022. 

  • Anthony Chapman

    MARTIAL LAW

    It's 0-0 at Old Trafford between Man Utd and West Brom with half an hour played.

    But the home side should be ahead after Anthony Martial squandered a point-blank effort at goal.

    Edinson Cavani must be wondering what he has to do to get a start at the moment!

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • Anthony Chapman

    IN FOR THE KYL

    Premier League sides are on red alert after Monaco’s former president claims Kylian Mbappe is seriously considering leaving PSG.

    Vadim Vasilyev told Telefoot: “He is going to have to make very important decisions, and right now he seems more headed towards a way out.

    “Nothing is impossible. Kylian is young and what he wants to win are titles. He is ambitious. He wants to win everything and break all the records.

    “If tomorrow PSG propose an ambitious project, where he feels comfortable and with options to go further and guarantees that he can win everything in his career, he could renew.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS

    Alex Telles makes his Premier League debut tonight against West Brom.

    Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are declared fit to lead the line despite being injury doubts.

    And there is no Paul Pogba in the match-day squad.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • Anthony Chapman

    WAYNE’S WORLD

    Wayne Rooney admits he nearly joined NEWCASTLE when Man United tried stalling his signing from Everton by a year.

    He explained on the UTD podcast:  “United actually wanted to wait a year, until the following year, but then Newcastle came into talks with Everton and with myself.

    “I'd gone too far then. I couldn't wait another year, I couldn't stay another year at Everton, so I was prepared to go to Newcastle for that year.

    “I spoke to them, we spoke about the salary and what I wanted. [I told them if] I went there and Manchester United came in, they'd have to let me go.

    “Newcastle were agreeing to that but obviously, with United, I went back to them and said, if you don't do it now, I'll go to Newcastle with a clause in place. United obviously didn't want me to go there so I came here.

    “It was basically whatever Newcastle paid for me, United would have paid a year later.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    PREDICTED XI

    Man Utd face West Brom tonight in their first game since the international break.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has something of an injury crisis to deal with.

    Anthony Martial is out of the clash, while there are doubts over Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

    Here is how SunSport predicts the Red Devils will line up at Old Trafford…

  • Anthony Chapman

    TOFF CALL

    Wayne Rooney revealed Everton wanted him to join Chelsea rather than Manchester United in 2004 because they were offering the most money.

    He told the UTD podcast: “I knew it [joining United] was an option before Euro 2004.

    “I knew Manchester United wanted to sign me. I think going to the Euros, and doing well there, probably added a bit more money on to the transfer fee but I broke my foot and found out a few things.

    “Everton were really struggling for money at the time and I found out they were listening to offers from people as well. They were trying to push me to sign for Chelsea because they were going to pay the most money.

    “But, once I knew United were interested, I wanted some confirmation that they did want to sign me. Once I knew they did want to sign me, it was the only club [for me]. It was a perfect fit for me.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    WILD SIDE

    Chris Wilder has slammed big club bosses for their “selfish” attempts to bring in five subs.

    He said: “They're selfish. They might say it's everyone's concern but I'm not sure.

    “I'm still not going along with it that it's a physical thing, the data does not convince me. 

    “If they are turn to Page 67 3-0 up against teams they should be beating, it gives them an opportunity to change five players.

    “There was a shout that we have to look after the mentality of the players. 

    “I’m not sure in this period of our social lives outside football that that will go down too well, that players on £250,000-a-week are not in the 18. 

    “That's b******s as far as I'm concerned.”

  • William Pugh

    FREDDY OR NOT

    Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the transfer chase for Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

    The former Tottenham playmaker, 28, has struggled since his January switch to Inter Milan.

    And as Antonio Conte looks to improve his squad when the transfer window reopens, the Danish international could be let go to free up cash for new recruits.

    According to Corriere Dello Sport via Football Italia, Inter may even propose a swap deal with United involving Fred. The Brazilian midfielder, 27, arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 for a staggering £52million.

    After a tough opening 24 months at Old Trafford, he has finally started to make an impression, forming a strong partnership with Scott McTominay.

    However, Inter may tempt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into letting Fred go with the offer of Eriksen.

  • William Pugh

    SOL-LESS WITHOUT THEM

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the lack of fans at Old Trafford has contributed towards their awful home form this season.

    Speaking ahead of West Brom's visit tonight, the Norwegian said: “Home and away, it's different. It's not what it used to be.

    “We've had four home games in the league. The first one [against Crystal Palace]… we certainly look at it thinking we didn't have any preparation. Palace deserved it, and Tottenham deserved a win after a sending-off that Anthony [Martial] shouldn't have [happened].

    “But the two games against Chelsea and Arsenal were very close games. I'm 100 per cent sure that, if we had our fans, that would have helped and maybe sparked us [with] that little X-factor that we needed.

    “It's something we want to correct, of course: we want to go against West Brom now and get our first home win in the league, hopefully.

    “But it's a different sensation now, playing without the fans behind the goal at Stretford End. They know how to score a goal for us.”

  • William Pugh

    CLAUDE COMFORT

    Chelsea legend Claude Makelele snubbed a move to Manchester United before joining the Blues in 2003.

    Makelele was one of the first signings of Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea revolution that summer, sealing a £16.8million move from Real Madrid after handing in a transfer request at the Bernabeu.

    The former France midfielder has revealed Manchester United were also interested in his signature ahead of the 2003-04 season, but he had already pledged his future to Chelsea.

    Makelele told FourFourTwo: “I had seen how things were going at Real Madrid. I told Chelsea that ‘if I leave, I’ll go there’. I made them a promise.

    “They did everything possible to sign me. I was 30 at the time, but they still paid a significant transfer fee.

    “I went to Chelsea because they came to me first. Other teams like Inter and Manchester United approached me, and they had shown interest before I went to Madrid.”

  • William Pugh

    BAIL OUT

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been bailed ‘pending further enquiries’ until February 1 to leave Wales with a managerial dilemma.

    The Dragons boss missed this month’s trio of internationals following his arrest on November 1 on suspicion of actual bodily harm and assault after an alleged bust-up with his on-off girlfriend.

    Giggs denies the allegations.

    He was initially bailed for 28 days from his release from custody on November 2.

    But now Giggs’ bosses at the Football Association of Wales could have a decision to make after Greater Manchester Police announced the 46-year-old’s bail has been extended into next year.

    Wales are scheduled to start their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in March with the draw for the Qatar finals made remotely on December 7.

  • William Pugh

    MARK OF RESPECT

    Manchester United's players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect to former Red Devil Albert Quixall who died aged 87 earlier this month.

    A statement on the club website read: “Former Manchester United player Albert Quixall will be remembered on Saturday night when Manchester United host West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

    “The Sheffield-born forward, who was Sir Matt Busby's first signing after the Munich Air Disaster in 1958, passed away at the age of 87 earlier this month.

    “Quixall spent six seasons at United and helped the club to win the FA Cup in 1963. A gifted and popular striker, he made 184 appearances and scored 56 goals.

    “Albert’s sad passing was announced last Thursday and a tribute will be paid at Old Trafford this weekend, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players set to wear black armbands against the Baggies.”

  • William Pugh

    THE TEAM FER ME

    Rio Ferdinand is Manchester bound – on his way to undertake his media duties for West Brom's visit to Manchester United tonight.

  • William Pugh

    WHAT A HIT!

    Manchester United have posted a throwback video of Alexander Buttner's rocket of a finish against West Brom in 2013.

    The footage comes ahead of the Baggies' visit to Old Trafford for the late kick-off today.

  • William Pugh

    COMPUTER SAYS NO

    Manchester United were hit by a cyber attack yesterday but say they are not 'currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers'.

    A statement read: “The club has taken swift action to contain the attack — working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption.

    “Although this is a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this risk.

    “Our cyber defences identified the attack and shut down affected systems to contain the damage and protect data.

    “Club media channels, including our website and app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers.

    “We are confident that all critical systems required for matches to take place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational and that tomorrow’s game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead.”

  • William Pugh

    HA LA LAND

    Manchester United star Erling Haaland has won the 2020 Golden Boy award.

    Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Phil Foden were among the names on the 20-man shortlist.

    The Golden Boy award is given to the best young player under the age of 21 across the European Leagues.

    Tuttosport run the award and a panel of experts are used as part of the voting process. Haaland has been crowned as this year’s winner following his incredible 2019-20 season.

    The Norwegian striker scored an impressive 44 goals in all competitions last term. He scored 28 times for RB Salzburg before he joined the German giants for £17.1million.

    Barcelona’s Ansu Fati came second in the voting while Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies finished in third.

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