Alexis Sanchez’s first goal for Manchester United wrapped up victory against Huddersfield on a day when the club came together to remember those who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster.
Tuesday is the 60th anniversary of the crash that claimed 23 lives, including eight of the players, as Sir Matt Busby’s side returned from a European Cup match at Red Star Belgrade.
Silence fell upon Old Trafford as those lost were remembered ahead of a match that United won 2-0, with Romelu Lukaku and home debutant Sanchez sealing a 2-0 win against David Wagner’s Terriers.
What they said
Tweet of the match
Star man – Alexis Sanchez
Moment of the match
United – with Paul Pogba dropped to the bench, replaced by Scott McTominay – had produced little real quality going forward before they took the lead in fine fashion in the 55th minute, Juan Mata delivering a delightful cross and Lukaku guiding the ball home sweetly first-time with his left foot.
Huddersfield: Jonas Lossl 7, Mathias Jorgensen 6, Christopher Schindler 6, Terence Kongolo 7, Tommy Smith 6, Philip Billing 5, Jonathan Hogg 6, Florent Hadergjonaj 6, Rajiv van La Parra 5, Collin Quaner 6, Laurent Depoitre 6. Subs: Aaron Mooy (for Billing, 33) 6, Michael Hefele (for Schindler, 59) 5, Tom Ince (for Van La Parra, 69) 5.
Who’s up next?
Newcastle v Manchester United (Premier League, February 11)
Birmingham v Huddersfield (FA Cup, February 6)