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Summary

  1. Man Utd XI: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Memphis, Schneiderlin, Mata, Rooney, Young
  2. Tottenham XI: Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Dier, Chadli, Eriksen, Dembele, Kane

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

And there we have it. The first game of the new Premier League season is already done. United get the three points and go top of the league...for now.

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Goodbye

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

We’ve seen two pressing teams. We couldn’t cope with their pressing, and Tottenham couldn’t cope with ours. I’m very happy that we’ve won in the end. I had expected better from us. Tottenham were pressing and we didn’t have the time to pass. We have to improve on that. I said to Memphis Depay that he doesn’t have to play too eagerly and with too much passion, and that counts for the whole team. But it is always – the first time you play at Old Trafford it s always difficult, but I liked the performance especially from Matteo Darmian. I am not the most important part with David De Gea. The most important part is the player and the club who wants to buy him. He’s our best layer for the past 2 or 3 years so we cannot let him go so easily. We want to sell at the same level as we pay. We want to keep him of course.

Louis van GaalManchester United manager

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

We’re very frustrated and disappointed because until the goal, we played much better than them, we created some chances and dominated the game. After we conceded the goal it was difficult to play to the same level. I think we played very well. It’s true that when you compete against a team like Manchester United you need to avoid mistakes. And there were two or three big, big mistakes today. On the whole we need to be happy though.

Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Manchester United manager pleased with the debutants especially full-back Matteo Darmian and goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who "saved wonderfully". Full quotes to come.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is "frustrated" at the result and his side "deserved more". Taking the defeat well though, in front of the cameras anyway. Full quotes to come.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

It was good to get that clean sheet. At times we didn’t play well today, but we dug in at the end and it was an important three points. It was important we got off to a good start.

Chris SmallingManchester United defender

'United can't win the league'

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Alan Shearer

BBC Sport

Louis van Gaal
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I don't think United can win the Premier League. They have made some good signings, but I look at the defence and the problems they are having with David De Gea and they just lack the solidity required.

Last season was a free bite of the cherry for Louis van Gaal, but this is his team now. There are no more excuses and he cannot afford to go through the season without silverware. 

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

We have to keep our head up. We came here and gave them a game, we just lacked goals. I tried to stick my foot in the way so it was unlucky. We are moving in the right direction, it is a good start.

Kyle WalkerTottenham defender

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

It wasn't a good game. Two teams that will be top six at the end of the season. It's a hot day and they've had hard pre-seasons. A draw would have been a fair result.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Wayne Rooney
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The most important thing today was the victory. After we got a bad start to last season, we had to get the three points today. We have worked hard in pre-season and then we will star preparing for Aston Villa next week.

Wayne RooneyManchester United captain

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

The United fans were desperate for the referee to blow his full-time whistle, which says a lot about the nature of their side's win. 

The home supporters in front of me were on their feet when Wayne Rooney broke forward in stoppage time but that was the only time their backsides left their seats for footballing reasons in the second half. The other occasions were to either welcome on or applaud off one of their new signings. 

Tottenham's fans were still noisily saluting their team long after the final whistle. They, and everyone else inside Old Trafford, knows their team did not deserve to leave empty-handed.

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Schneiderlin doing a great job so far. Just little niggles not enough to get booked but break up play. Looks good signing #bbcfootball

We've not been able to replace Vidic & Ferninand, we need strength & reliability from the back. Attack & Midfield nearly there #bbcfootball

#MUNTOT @SchneiderlinMo4, Darmian, Romero & @ChrisSmalling were top class! @ManUtd #bbcfootball

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

United get the win after Kyle Walker's first half own goal.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Wayne Rooney holding the ball in the Tottenham end of the pitch. 30 seconds left, as more time runs away...

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

United scramble away a ball into the box, the home side a hanging on. Not long left now...

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

A stop-start last few minutes, not good for Spurs as time ticks away...

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Dele Alli the latest yellow card, chopping Ashley Young. A 'good' foul as he stopped a United counter-attack.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Four minutes of added time.

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Juan Mata in the book for bringing down Ryan Mason. 

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Can Spurs salvage something from this game? They are rallying late on.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Sergio Romero
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Great save from Sergio Romero, getting down quick to his right to push away Christian Eriksen's effort.

Minutes before, he did the same from a Harry Kane header.

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

I don't think either team we've watched looked like title contenders. We haven't seen the best of them. They look a little leggy. Tottenham need a bit of pace and with United I'm not sure about them in the centre-back position.

Sergio Romero
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Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Morgan Schneiderlin still putting the tackles in, gets it slightly wrong by fouling Nacer Chadli. Him and Matteo Darmian have been the pick of the debutants today.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

"Sergio..Romero" sing the United fans. De Gea who??

Juan Mata is down at the moment, it looks like cramp.

Sergio Romero
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Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

A smart, low stop from Sergio Romero from a low, left footed strike from Christian Eriksen. Six to go.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Brilliant defending from Chris Smalling, staying on his feet to tackle Nacer Chadli who was making inroads towards the United goal.

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Tottenham will finish outside the top 7 this season, Kane's a one season wonder and they have absolutely nothing else. #bbcfootball

Neither Man Utd or Tottenham look top 4 quality. Utd are going to have to play better than this if they want Europe again. #bbcfootball

So far so last season. Man Utd far from convincing but lucking into the win #bbcfootball

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

The Spurs fans are trying to rouse their weary players but it looks like Tottenham have got very little left in the tank - it is very hot out there too, remember. Manchester United are not exactly putting the miles in either, but they have the lead so they don't have to. Playing keep-ball is enough and that is what they are trying to do at the moment.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

75,261 the first attendance at Old Trafford today. An applause from those inside the stadium. Congratulating themselves for coming to the game. Played.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Matteo Darmian
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A solid debut from Matteo Darmian, a good start in a red shirt from the Italian. He comes off and Antonio Valencia comes on. 10 minutes left.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Bastian Schweinsteiger clears the corner at the front post. A ball back into the box is caught by Sergio Romero on the edge of box. Relieving pressure from his defenders.

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

I've seen bits of Dele Alli. He's a big strong lad and he can score. But this is a big step from where he's been playing.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino
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Can Spurs get back into this game? Time is ticking away for them. United will be getting nervous the longer it goes on though. Nearly a mix-up between Sergio Romero and Chris Smalling, with the defender clearing for a corner...

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While its 1-0 there's always hope, but Spurs not looking bright and dangerous right now, and certainly not top 4 material #bbcfootball

#mufc v #thfc more like a pre-season friendly than an actual Premier League match #bbcfootball

Schweinsteiger thinks he's playing FIFA. He's playing every single pass and run, pointing where the ball should go. #MUFC #BBCFootball

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Youngster Dele Alli on for Eric Dier. The 19-year-old has the perfect stage to make a name for himself.

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

...Wayne Rooney strikes the ball over the bar. Not troubling Michel Vorm.

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Eric Dier goes in the book after bringing down Ashley Young on the edge of the box. Wayne Rooney over it...

Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

Still 15 minutes left but Spurs already looking tired. They had a pre-season game on Wednesday and were still in Germany on Thursday. Commercial commitments more important than anything else, it seems.