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Summary

  1. Man Utd win first two matches of season
  2. United yet to concede a goal
  3. Januzaj starts and scores winning goal
  4. Only three shots on target all match

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Shock o'clock

Still here? What are you doing! Barcelona are losing 4-0. Four. Nil. I suggest you hot foot it over to our coverage of that game.

We'll back with our usual Premier League build-up and coverage from 09:00 BST tomorrow. See you then.

Vote result

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This was closer than I thought it would be, with 58.3% of you thinking Louis van Gaal is right to leave David De Gea out of his team at the moment as speculation remains over his future.

We need to talk about Wayne Rooney

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So what's going on with Wayne Rooney? He failed to have a single shot in the game, and touched the ball once in the Aston Villa area, and that was to clear it out for a throw...

Yeah, better make that 4-0...

Bad night for Barcelona

While we are sitting gabbing about a 1-0 win there's goals galore in the Spanish Super Cup, and not for Barcelona. 

They are losing 3-0 to Athletic Bilbao, and you can follow the rest of that game here.

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Quality to come in for Villa

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Not the most threatening display from Aston Villa, with Gabriel Agbonlahor mustering their only shot on target. 

Still, they have some quality to come into the side in the shape of Jack Grealish, Carles Gil and new signing Adama Traore. I fancy them to improve.

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For what it is worth, which is not a lot at this stage of the season, here's the top of the Premier League table as it stands. 

Manager reaction

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Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood:  "I am disappointed with the result, I thought we nullified them, but it is to be expected, we have a lot of players out there trying to find their feet in English football. We will improve.

"It is hard to judge us against Manchester United, but it was not what I was looking for. We could be a bit more potent in the final third."

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And another fan of Friday night football.

"Friday is the best night to play because it is the end of the working week," added Louis van Gaal. "In the evening the atmosphere is always better. 

"The traffic was not so good, it took us one hour to get here, but I like the Friday evening."

Manager reaction

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More from Louis van Gaal, on how close Manchester United are to playing the way he wants:  "There is still a long way to go. You cannot expect it with only four weeks preparation. You need more matches to come in the form I think we can show."

Manager reaction

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:  "The start to the season is better than last year but that is not so difficult. We had one point at this stage and now we have six, so I am very happy."

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Juan Mata is a fan though.

"Friday night football is very nice," he said. "If you win you have the whole weekend to watch football and relax."

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#bbcfootball @BBCSport The wife wanted to go for a stroll by the beach and I said it's Friday Night Football, tomorrow? How I regret it now

Friday night's not alright?

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Micah Richards didn't sound too convinced about Friday night football. 

"It felt a bit weird," he said. "Lot my mates came down from Manchester but I'm not sure if they made it because of the trouble on the M6."

Player reaction

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Aston Villa captain Micah Richards:  "It is a big pitch, they kept the ball well. We were chasing shadows a little but in the end their quality showed.

"If you look at our team from the beginning of last season to this season there are some really exciting players - good ball players in midfield with power and pace all over. 

"It is exciting times, not the result we wanted tonight but we move on."

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Well, you can't argue with the stats but there is still something not quite there with Manchester United. A bit too ponderous.

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Not that the table counts for anything at this stage of the season, but Manchester United are top for the first time since David Moyes took them there in his first game in charge back at the start of the 2013-14 season.

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#bbcfootball I think being stuck in a traffic jam on the M6 might have been more entertaining than watching this match.

FULL-TIME

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Not a vintage display by any stretch of the imagination, but Manchester United have won their opening two games of a season for the first time since 2011.

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First touch in the area for Wayne Rooney...and he clears the ball out for a thrown in.

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Manchester United have the ball but are not in a rush to press forward. They are quite happy to tick away a couple of seconds.

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Three minutes of added time are shown on the fourth official's board, just as Idrissa Gueye steams in on Bastian Schweinsteiger, picking up a booking as a result.

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Last minute of the game and Tim Sherwood is patrolling the edge of his technical area, barking out instructions. I can't see where a goal is going to come from for his side.

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Matteo Darmian in my fantasy football team makes me happy. Wayne Rooney as captain makes me sad. Still no touch inside the box for the Manchester United striker.

YELLOW CARD

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Matteo Darmian is booked for a foul on Jordan Amavi and the hosts have a free-kick in a good position. Ashley Westwood's delivery is far too close to Sergio Romero. 

SUBSTITUTION

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Final change for Manchester United and it is Ashley Young who comes on, replacing Memphis. A few boos greet the ex-Aston Villa man's introduction.

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A corner for Aston Villa, surely one for the head of Rudy Gestede? Ashley Westwood fails to find the big man though and instead his corner meets Micah Richards, but United clear.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Time is fast running out for Aston Villa to get something from this game and Tim Sherwood makes his second change, Carlos Sanchez replacing Jordan Veretout.  

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Memphis Depay tries to make up for his earlier miss by having a go at goal, scuffing a shot that is easy pickings for Brad Guzan. Second shot on target, though - more than was managed against Tottenham. 

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"Memphis Depay really should have scored there. it was one of those misses that will keep him awake at night. You were just waiting for the net to bulge."

YELLOW CARD

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Ander Herrera gets the second yellow card of the game as he pulls on Idrissa Gueye's shirt. Moments later, the first chance for Rudy Gestede but he heads wide.

CLOSE!

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Juan Mata's display tonight has been a bright spot for Manchester United as the midfielder steals possession just inside the Villa half before feeding a smart ball through the defence for Memphis Depay to run on to. He has to score, surely? Nope, drags his shot wide. Great build up, disappointing finish.

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YELLOW CARD

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First yellow card of the evening is flashed Jordan Ayew's way as he tumbles all too easily from a slight brush of the hand by Ander Herrera.

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Some shocking set pieces from Manchester United tonight. After a succession of corners come to nothing, they win a free-kick some 25 yards from goal. Memphis Depay fancies it, but the away fans wish he didn't as he launches the ball high and wide. Poor.

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Some fine dogged persistence by the impressive Morgan Schneiderlin as he keeps the ball in play and then cleverly flicks it to Matteo Darmian. The full-back crosses and tries to find Wayne Rooney but Leandro Bacuna heads behind.

Get in the box!

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It is still not happening for Wayne Rooney, yet to make a single touch inside the box. He has a chance from a Juan Mata corner as the Spaniard tries to pick him out, but he is beaten to the ball by Brad Guzan.

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Rooney was a better player before the natural tenacity he had was drummed out of him. He was liable for a red card or two, but that was made up for in goals and passion.

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