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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

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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.

    Click here to read the match report

    Goodbye

  2. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Quote Message: 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. from Louis van Gaal Manchester United manager
    Louis van GaalManchester United manager
  3. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Quote Message: 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. from Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham manager
    Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager
  4. Post update

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Message: 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. from Chris Smalling Manchester United defender
    Chris SmallingManchester United defender
  7. 'United can't win the league'

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Alan Shearer

    BBC Sport

    Louis van Gaal

    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. 

  8. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Quote Message: 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. from Kyle Walker Tottenham defender
    Kyle WalkerTottenham defender
  9. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: 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.
  10. Post update

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    Wayne Rooney
    Quote Message: 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. from Wayne Rooney Manchester United captain
    Wayne RooneyManchester United captain
  11. Post update

    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.

  12. BBC TV coverage

    Final Score

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    Follow the nail-biting action from the first day of the Premier League season and first full day of the Football League, and the latest news from Scotland on Final Score.

    It's on the Red Button & online.

    You can then watch the programme on BBC One from 16:00 BST. (BBC One Wales: 16:30; BBC One NI 16:00).

    Presenter Jason Mohammed will be joined by Dion Dublin and Chris Sutton.

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  14. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

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

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

  16. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

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

  17. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

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

  18. 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.

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    Four minutes of added time.

  20. YELLOW CARD

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    Juan Mata in the book for bringing down Ryan Mason. 

  21. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

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

  22. Post update

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    Sergio Romero

    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.

  23. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: 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.
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    Sergio Romero
  25. Post update

    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.

  26. Post update

    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
  27. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

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

  28. Post update

    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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  30. Post update

    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.

  31. Post update

    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.

  32. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Matteo Darmian

    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.

  33. Post update

    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.

  34. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: 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.
  35. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Mauricio Pochettino

    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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  37. 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.

  38. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

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

  39. 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...

  40. Post update

    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.

  41. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: This game is more like one of those testimonials.
  42. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney tries a spectacular scissor kick but can;t connect properly. Can he add to this impressive tally?

    Manchester United
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    Strong defending from Mike* Smalling to barge Harry Kane off the ball and clear. Tough second period for the England striker. Not had a sniff.

    *More commonly known as Chris

  45. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Erik Lamela on for Mousa Dembele. Can the Argentine score past his fellow countryman in the United goal?

  46. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is booked

    Bastian Schweinsteiger's first real contribution is to go in the book after a cynical trip on Nacer Chadli. The German still getting to grips with the pace of the Premier League.

  47. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    No goal on debut for Memphis Depay, who comes off for Ander Herrera. The Spaniard was overlooked in pre-season despite a decent first season in a red shirt. Can he stamp his mark in the team in the 23 minutes he gets on the pitch?

  48. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Manager Louis van Gaal, sans blazer, takes a swig of water. It's a hot day at Old Trafford today.

    So much so, that Sergio Romero is in short sleeves, but the Argentine plays like that come sun, wind or rain. He gathers smartly from a Kyle Walker ball into the box. Handled well so far.

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    Matteo Darmian
  50. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Bastian Schweinsteiger can't grow tall enough to get on the end off a Matteo Darmian cross. The ball eventually reaches Ashley Young at the other side of the box, and his low shot - through a few Tottenham legs - is saved well by Michel Vorm.

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  52. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Harry Kane wriggles away from two United challenges, but his cross-field pass goes awry. The Englishman has been quiet in the second half. Come to think of it, nothing much has happened in the second period.

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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Bastian Schweinsteiger comes on

    Another standing ovation for Bastian Schweinsteiger when he comes on and an incredible roar too. Can't wait for his first touch - and think the roof might come off the Stretford End if he scores a goal.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Welcome to the Premier League Bastian Schweinsteiger, it'll be a lot more demanding in this league. It'll be interesting to see how he settles in.
  55. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Michael Carrick's work is done as World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger makes his entrance. Receives a warm welcome from the home support.

    He's the first German to play for Manchester United in the Premier League.

  56. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Skipper on skipper. Wayne Rooney hits the deck after a knee to the head from Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen. No action taken by the referee though.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Nabil Bentaleb struggled in the game. He gave the ball away on occasions. Manager Mauricio Pochettino probably said to him 'improve or you'll be sitting next to me'.
  58. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    A free-kick from Tottenham from around 30-yards out, curled into the box by Christian Eriksen, but Sergio Romero gathers cleanly. Well dealt with by the Argentine. That will give his confidence a boost.

  59. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick have both been very tidy in possession for the home side, picking the ball up and popping it off.

    Kyle Walker fouls Ashley Young and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is not happy with the decision and gets a quiet word from the referee.

    Click here to read about the new ruling for staff in the technical area

  60. History in the making

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Kyle Walker
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  62. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Early second half change from Mauricio Pochettino as Ryan Mason comes on for Nabil Bentaleb. It was the Algerian's error that led to the United goal, as he gave the ball away on the edge of his own box.

  63. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Big applause from the home fans as midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger steps off the bench to warm up. He'll want to get some minutes today.

    Spurs put the pressure on, with full-back Kyle Walker looking to score at the right end this time, but United scramble the ball away from goal.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger
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    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Make shift centre-back Daley Blind caught in possession for the first time, but Spurs - like the first half - can't make anything of it when they get the ball.

    At the other end, Memphis Depay lets fly from around 30-yards out, which sails over the bar.

  65. Shot-shy United

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    This graphic shows Manchester United's attempts on goal in the first half - one shot off target by Juan Mata. Sums up the first half in many ways. They also had four blocked attempts though. No chances in the second half yet.

    An old cliche, but the next goal is crucial.

    Juan Mata shot
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  67. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Tottenham striker Harry Kane hasn't had any chances - he's worked hard but with little success.
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    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Back under way at Old Trafford. Can Spurs improve? Will United get the second goal? Stay tuned to find out.

  69. Food for thought?

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Wonder what Manchester United's trio of left-out goalkeepers made of Sergio Romero's first-half performance?

    Victor Valdes has already faced the wrath of manager Louis van Gaal after allegedly refusing to play in a reserve game. He's refused to wear a tie today. Scruffy.

    Manchester United goalkeepers
  70. My Premier League life

    Ever wondered how many games your team have played during your lifetime? Goals scored? Trophies won? Managers employed?

    BBC Sport's new feature My Premier League Life allows fans to discover all of this and more about their favourite current Premier League club.

    Here's what former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's might look like:

    Alex Ferguson's Premier League life

    When Sir Alex Ferguson was born in Glasgow in 1942, Great Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. 

    Manchester United's first match after his birth was a 4-3 defeat away to Liverpool in the North Region War League - with the Football League suspended. 

    Since then, Old Trafford has been visited over 140m times...

  71. No rest for Walker

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    No rest for Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker as Manchester United spent most of the half attacking down their left flank.

    Manchester United first half attacking areas
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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Carrick

    Tottenham have done next to nothing in attack since falling behind but although Manchester United head in at half-time happy to be ahead there is still plenty of room for improvement from Louis van Gaal's side. 

    They have only really threatened when Spurs have given them the ball, which sadly for the visitors has been on more than one occasion.

  73. Elsewhere in the Premier League...

    You can follow all the build-up to the other games on a separate live text page. Team news and pre-match quotes are all available as they come in.

    You can find all of that right here.

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  74. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Mauricio Pochettino
    Quote Message: Tottenham for keeping all that possession have never threatened United. They have given the ball away cheaply. United haven't played particularly well. There’s been a lot of 'tippy tappy' football in the midfield. They look very cagey and nervous – it should be 0-0.
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  76. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Toby Alderweireld with a shot from the edge of the area, which is gathered by Sergio Romero. The last act of the first half.

  77. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Spurs can't do much with the ball and United get it back. Sergio Romero again looks dodgy with ball at his feet. A look of, 'hmmm, this is quite difficult' on his face. One added minute.

  78. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    No urgency from Spurs just yet, happy to knock the ball around at the back. It's quite clever though, taking the sting out of the game. They eventually ping to long towards the right flank and find themselves in a good position in the final third.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    David De Gea
    Quote Message: I think Manchester United keeper David De Gea is definitely going. The Spanish league starts in two weeks. Real Madrid have just been haggling on the price.
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  81. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Matteo Darmian has had a good game so far, considering the Italian is new to the Premier League. Hasn't put a foot wrong and cut out a few balls forward from Spurs.

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    Nacer Chadli pre-match

    Have Daley Blind and Nacer Chadli been to the same barber? The Belgian has his hair tied up in a pony-tail. Footballers these days, soft.

    Morgan Schneiderlin trying a give and go, but it doesn't come off.

  83. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Nearly! Juan Mata has one, has two pops at goal but Michel Vorm has it covered and the ball dribbles wide of goal. The Spaniard looks away in digust, he didn't catch that one properly from the edge of the box. Had he got a better connection, it could have been two. Has to go down as a chance.

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    Daley Blind heads

    Dutchman Daley Blind playing at the back for United today, with his hair tied up in a bun. Not sure about that. Lad needs a short, back and sides hair cut.

    Hasn't hindered his performance so far though, has looked assured in central defence.

  86. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Corner swung in by Ashley Young towards the near post but it's cleared by Ben Davies. Spurs on the back foot after a bright start. Can they recover?

  87. Post update

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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Tottenham fans

    Fair to say the Tottenham fans are not impressed by the home supporters - "1-0 and you still don't sing" is the chant coming out of their corner of Old Trafford, followed by another rendition of "shall we sing a song for you?" 

    Spurs have already scored for United - who are ahead without registering a single shot at goal themselves - so why not?

  88. Post update

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    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney with a lovely curled ball into the box from around 50 yards out and new man Toby Alderweireld has to act and head it away for a corner...

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  90. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Nah. The wall do their job and block Juan Mata's free-kick. Strong from the Spurs defenders. Memphis Depay tries to side-foot an effort towards goal but it's cleared. The home fans have found their voice.

  91. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    Jan Vertonghen goes in referee Jon Moss's booking after chopping down Juan Mata on the edge of the box. A free-kick in a great position. Mata and Memphis Depay over it...

  92. 'We're waiting to see what Depay has to offer'

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder, BBC Sport

    Quote Message: Manchester United definitely look better than they did last season but they won't win the title. We are all waiting to see what this Memphis Depay has to offer."
    Memphis Depay
  93. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham

    The home side get the goal and are on top now. Luke Shaw continues to bomb forward. Haven't really seen Memphis Depay get on the ball yet. The Dutchman manages to play a ball through to Ashley Young in the box, but Spurs get the ball away.

    The Londoners need to gather themselves...

  94. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Manchester United celebrate

    You feel sorry for Tottenham. Nabil Bentaleb, who has given the ball away already, is punished. You feel sorry for Kyle Walker. He tries to poke it away from Wayne Rooney but pokes it in instead.

  95. GOAL Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham - Kyle Walker o.g.

    Kyle Walker scores an own goal

    Oh dear. Ashley Young plays the ball into the box from the right hand side and Wayne Rooney is one-on-one with the goalkeeper. The skipper gets his feet in a muddle and in an attempt to nick the ball away,Kyle Walkeronly manages to poke it into the net. Both Englishmen left red-face, Rooney for being unable to finish, Walker for being able to...at the wrong end.

  96. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Tottenham are getting a lot of time on the ball. But they have to capitalise on that and get the ball in the net.
  97. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    United trying to exert some real pressure for the first time in the match. Dutchman Memphis Depay hasn't been able to impose himself on the game yet. 20 minutes gone, no shots on goal for the home side yet. Four from the visitors.

    Memphis Depay
  98. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Wayne Rooney (left) has been far less involved at the attacking end of the pitch than Tottenham's Harry Kane (right).

    Wayne Rooney versus Harry Kane touch map
  99. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Sergio Romero called into action and does well, sprinting off his line to nick the ball off Kyle Walker. Good, decisive goalkeeping on that occasion.

  100. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Panic stations at the back from Sergio Romero, a bit of pressure and he kicks the ball out of play. Very uncertain goalkeeping from the Argentine, who lost in the Copa America final to Chile last month.

    Tottenham need to get a few shots in at him, see how his handling is.

  101. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    First signs of what Morgan Schneiderlin has been brought in to do, getting stuck in to concede a niggly, little foul on Christian Eriksen.

  102. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    The away side are dominating. They are in control and should actually be leading through Christian Eriksen. You don't see this too often at Old Trafford. The home side have hardly had a touch of the ball.

    Christian Eriksen shoots
  103. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    The corner comes to nothing.

    Captain Wayne Rooney doing his defensive duties at the back, clearing a Toby Alderweireld header.

    All Tottenham so far. In fact, United are yet to have an attempt on goal.

  104. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham pressure to get the ball back off Morgan Schneiderlin close to his own goal.

    Harry Kane shoots from the edge of the area, but it deflects away for a corner...

  105. Post update

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Christian Eriksen
    Quote Message: Man United haven't settled yet, new signings etc but Tottenham have started really well.
  106. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Both United full-backs Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw are getting as high up the pitch as they can. Shaw had an excellent pre-season and is looking in great shape. Can he stay fit after a stuttering first season?

    Harry Kane working hard in the final third for Spurs, hassling and harrying the opposition players.

  107. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Goalkeepers Victor Valdes, David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard are all in the stands at Old Trafford. Will any of them play for the club again?

    Meanwhile, new signings Matteo Darmian swings a ball into the box which is easily gathered by Michel Vorm.

  108. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Christian Eriksen shoots

    CHANCE! He really should be doing better here. Harry Kane clips a ball through to Christian Eriksen who is in on goal and lobs the onrushing debutant Sergio Romero, but the ball lands on top of the net. 

    A real let-off for the home side.

  109. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham,

    The United players trying to impose their authority on the game, looking to get the ball down and knock it about the turf.

    When they don't have the ball, they are looking to get quickly in to the Spurs players, pressing hard.

  110. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Tottenham

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    De Gea and Valdes watch from directors' box at Old Trafford

    In normal circumstances, David De Gea would be on the pitch and behind the United defence as their opening game of the season gets under way. 

    Today, he is behind me - in the Old Trafford executive box. The Spanish keeper, left out because he has been distracted by talk of a move to Real Madrid, will have plenty of time to think about his potential move in the next 90 minutes or so but is here to cheer his current team-mates on.

  111. Post update

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    Harry Kane with the first kick of the new Premier League season. We are under way.

  112. LINE-UPS

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Sergio Romero warms up

    Man Utd:Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Memphis, Schneiderlin, Mata, Rooney, Young

    Replacements: Johnstone, Valencia, McNair, Schweinsteiger, Herrera, Pereira, Chicharito

    Tottenham:Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Dier, Chadli, Eriksen, Dembele, Kane

    Replacements: Lloris, Wimmer, Trippier, Alli, Carroll, Lamela, Mason

  113. Post update

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

  114. Post update

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Players walk out

    Teams emerge onto the pitch on a gloriously sunny day in Manchester. The pitch is in pristine condition. Both sets of fans have had a couple of months to rest their vocal chords, but are already starting to let loose...

    "U-N-I-T-E-D"

    "Oh...when...the...Spurs...!"

  115. BBC Radio coverage

    Two live commentaries

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    BBC Radio 5 live's new season of Premier League commentaries begins with a bang with Manchester United v Tottenham at 12:45 BST. Commentator John Murray is joined by former England midfielder Chris Waddle.

    And from 15:00 BST, it's league new boys Bournemouth v Aston Villa, with commentator Ian Dennis and former QPR midfielder Joey Barton. As usual, BBC Radio 5 live will also bring coverage of all the goals as they go in across the English and Scottish Leagues.

    At 17:00 BST, Sports Report will provide a full round-up of the day's action.

    Then at 18:06 BST, phone-in show 606 returns with Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage.

  116. 'We are ready'

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Quote Message: "We are focusing on today, our preparation was very good. We are ready to compete. Michel Vorm is playing in goal for common sense. Hugo Lloris only played last 30 minutes against Milan and he's not fit to play 90 minutes [after a wrist injury]. Danny Rose is out. In the last training session he suffered an injury in his quadricep, it's not a big issue but it was impossible for him to play today." from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on whether preparations have gone well after playing pre-seasons game this week:
    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettinoon whether preparations have gone well after playing pre-seasons game this week:
  117. Post update

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  118. Post update

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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Lvg

    Each of Manchester United's four debutants today got a huge cheer when their names were read out over the tannoy at Old Trafford just now and it is clear that their manager believes their arrival means his side are in better shape than on the opening day of last season, when not a single one of his signings started.

    "I firmly believe in the refreshment of teams," Louis van Gaal writes in his programme notes for today's game. "You need that to keep the spirit in the team and also challenge the line-up. When I arrived at Old Trafford it was not like that but now we have all the positions double-occupied and we have better balance in the team."

  119. 'A difficult decision'

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    Quote Message: “In these circumstances, this is the best decision. "It is a very difficult decision because Sam Johnstone did very well in pre-season but with Sergio’s experience this is the best decision. I have a very good feeling about this season.” from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal Speaking to BT Sport about picking Sergio Romero in goal today
    Manchester United manager Louis van GaalSpeaking to BT Sport about picking Sergio Romero in goal today
  120. Predict the scores

    There's still time for you to predict the scores of this afternoon's Premier League matches - head over to our Predictor now. You'll even get your performance analysed by a Match of the Day pundit at the end of the weekend.  

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  121. 'Kane can have another successful season'

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    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder, BBC Sport

    Quote Message: Clubs are going to be aware of Harry Kane this season. The second season is always going to be hard but I believe he can do it."
    Harry Kane
  122. Is Kane still able?

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    Harry Kane

    Spurs striker Harry Kane was one of the standout performers of last season, smashing in 21 league goals as his side finished fifth in the league.

    They've been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer, defender Toby Alderweireld coming in for £12m their biggest outlay.

    Have they got enough in their squad to get back into the top four? Kane's goal will go a long way to determining whether they are able to or not.

  123. BBC TV coverage

    Football Focus

    BBC Sport

    The new season of Football Focus is on now on BBC One, live from newly promoted Bournemouth.

    Presenter Dan Walker will joined by former Premier League players Kevin Kilbane and Trevor Sinclair.

    There will be interviews with Cherries boss Eddie Howe, Chelsea defender John Terry, Stoke striker Peter Crouch, Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham and Premier League chief Richard Scudamore.

  124. De Gea situation 'a huge gamble'

    Man United v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Alan Shearer

    BBC Sport

    It is a huge gamble for Manchester United to have let the David De Gea issue rumble on as long as it has. 

    If he wants to go to Real Madrid, he will get there, whether it is this summer, in the transfer window or when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    Even Manchester United cannot afford to let his contract run down. The owners will not be happy to let him leave for free and miss out on £30m. It just doesn't make business sense.

  125. David De Gonner?

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    DDG

    He was the club's Player of the Year last term but goalkeeper David De Gea looks like he is on his way out. Speculation is rife about a return to his homeland, with Real Madrid awaiting his arrival.

    The Spaniard's is "not the same" according to manager Louis van Gaal, who has dropped him for the opener.

    "De Gea tries and does his utmost best, but it's a difficult situation," said the Dutchman.

    "Now we have to play our first match and I want players who can focus only on the match and he is not capable to do that. He shall not play."

    Argentine Sergio Romero makes his debut for the Red Devils.

  126. Get Involved

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    So, how are these two sides going to get on this season? Where will they finish in the league? Who will be the star men?

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  127. Post update

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    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Old Trafford

    Shorts, sunglasses and selfies are the order of the day in the bright sunshine outside Old Trafford, but the summer vibe does not seem to be translating into over-confidence for Manchester United fans on the opening day of the season.

    James Whitty (pictured left) said: "We will definitely be better than last season but I still think we are short of one or two players."

    Dan Moore (right) added: "We need a striker and a centre-half. At the moment we are looking at second or third, not winning the title."

  128. Team news

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Manchester United give debuts to four new signings as goalkeeper Sergio Romero, full-back Matteo Darmian and midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay all start. Captain Wayne Rooney leads the line. Bastian Schweinsteiger only makes the bench.

    Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm starts, despite Hugo Lloris playing in mid-week after recovering from a wrist injury. Defender Toby Alderweireld – bought from Atletico Madrid this summer – makes his debut in the heart of defence. Star man Harry Kane is up top.

  129. Post update

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    Yes, folks, the season gets under way in less than an hour as we take the first steps to finding out who - if anyone - can wrestle the Premier League trophy back off Chelsea.

    The Blues won at a canter last season and the teams around them have spent big as they look to bridge the chasm.

    Can United get back on their throne, will Spurs mount a challenge?

    Welcome to the opening day of the new season.

  130. IT'S BACK!

    Man Utd v Tottenham (12:45 BST)

    The waiting is over, Premier League football finally returns.

    Chelsea