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Manchester United vs Luton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester United vs Luton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Defender Victor Lindelof scored in the second half as struggling Manchester United breathed a collective sigh of relief with a 1-0 victory over Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag's team, who have won two successive league games after stumbling to their worst start since 1962, provisionally climbed two spots in the standings into sixth place on 21 points after 12 games.

Luton Town, who have just one league victory in their debut season in the top flight, are 17th.

United created numerous chances as they dominated the game before Lindelof finally broke the deadlock in the 59th minute, the Swede smashing home from 16 yards after Luton failed to clear Marcus Rashford's cross.

The victory was a welcome reprieve for United, who have lost nine of their last 18 games in all competitions, have been eliminated from the League Cup and are struggling in the Champions League after a 4-3 loss at Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Man United vs Luton latest news

  • Full match report

  • Ten Hag calls on Man United forwards to 'make life more easy'

Good night!

19:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thank you for joining Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Manchester United's win over Luton.

Find our report and reaction below!

Ten Hag calls on Man United forwards to 'make life more easy'

19:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag says Manchester United need to start making life easier for themselves after his under-fire side secured a much-needed victory against promoted Luton before the international break.

This has been a chastening second season in the dugout for the Dutchman, with Wednesday's 4-3 Champions League collapse in Copenhagen making it nine defeats in just 17 matches.

United could ill-afford another shock as Luton came to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, when a mixture of poor finishing and fine goalkeeping by Thomas Kaminski frustrated the hosts.

Read the full story here!

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Lindelof strike earns Man United much-needed win over Luton

17:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Victor Lindelof scored the goal of the game as Manchester United got a much-needed Premier League win over Luton at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag's second season in the hot-seat began with nine defeats in 17 matches, leading pressure to mount on a side looking to avoid a first ever Old Trafford defeat to the Hatters.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Man United 1-0 Luton

16:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lindelof's strike enough to hand Manchester United a much-needed win.

Man United vs Luton: Into added time

16:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

90 mins: Eight minutes added on.

Man United vs Luton: United are the cosh

16:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

88 mins: Luton really are still having a go here.

Man United vs Luton: Hojlund replaced

16:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

78 mins: Martial on for the Dane.

Man United vs Luton: Injury worry

16:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

75 mins: Hojlund appears to be holding his hamstring..

Man United vs Luton: CHANCE FOR UNITED

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

70 mins: Rashford hits the 'keeper from a 1v1, which perhaps sums up his confidence this season...

Man United vs Luton: Hatters aren't out of it

16:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

65 mins: Former Red Tahith Chong has looked lively since coming on, while Mason Mount is playing some risky passes and is almost caught out.

Man United vs Luton: GOAL! Victor Lindelof '

16:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

59 mins: Lindelof smashes one into the back of the net after Luton fail to deal with Rashford's corner!

Man United vs Luton: Back underway!

16:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go!

Man United vs Luton: Half-time odds

15:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Man United 1/2

Draw 5/4

Luton 8/1

Odds via OLBG

HT: Man United 0-0 Luton

15:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

United have had their chances but Luton are growing in confidence.

Man United vs Luton: CHANCE FOR UNITED!

15:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

41 mins: Garnacho looks to round the keeper when squaring to Rashford for a reasonably open goal looked the better option...

Man United vs Luton: Eriksen injury

15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

39 mins: Eriksen forced off injured and is replaced by Mount.

Man United vs Luton: CHANCE FOR HATTERS!

15:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

35 mins: Onana forced into a big save to deny Morris with a header following Townsend's cross!

Man United vs Luton: VAR check!

15:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

31 mins: Lockyer had his arms around Maguire on the Luton penalty spot from a corner but after a brief VAR check, nothing is given.

Man United vs Luton: CHANCE FOR UNITED!

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

26 mins: Hojlund crowded out in the box when looking to get his shot away as United build some sustained pressure.

Man United vs Luton: Away side growing into it

15:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

25 mins: United are seeing most of the ball as you'd expect but Luton are not without their danger.

Slowing growing into this.

Man United vs Luton: Hatters weather the storm

15:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

16 mins: Luton just getting up the pitch a bit here, winning the second balls and finding Barkley and Townsend.

Man United vs Luton: CHANCE FOR UNITED!

15:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

14 mins: McTominay heads over Dalot's cross after a late midfield run.

Man United vs Luton: WHAT A SAVE!

15:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

09 mins: Kaminski denies Hojlund at close range!

Maguire kept a ball in play, allowing Rashford to play in a great cross but the Dane fires straight at the 'keeper.

Man United vs Luton: Rashford and Garnacho very wide

15:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

07 mins: The wide men are looking to stretch Luton's back five, allowing space in which McTominay and Fernandes can run into.

Luton having to do some defending early on.

Man United vs Luton: No penalty

15:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

05 mins: Would have been very harsh.

Man United vs Luton: VAR check!

15:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

04 mins: Morris may have handled in the box after Eriksen's corner.

Man United vs Luton: Hatters have to go for this

15:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

02 mins: United are leaking goals all over the shop, which should surely raise hope of a Luton upset.

Man United vs Luton: KICK-OFF!

15:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go!

Man United vs Luton: Closing in on kick-off!

14:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

A huge afternoon for Erik ten Hag.

United will be expected to win here but little about their recent form suggests anything will be easy.

Man United vs Luton: Erik ten Hag addresses Mason Mount's lack of starts

14:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

“He started the season,” he said.

“Then he got injured, so that is the worst moment for a new player to get injured because it stops the integration process and that was a setback for us all. Now we have to find his place back."

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Man United vs Luton: Erik ten Hag explains Aaron Wan-Bissaka absence

14:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

"Aaron is ill, so we had to change. It is what it is."

Man United vs Luton: Dimitar Berbatov prediction

14:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

The former Manchester United striker told Betfair: "Man United have to be careful because these teams that are near the bottom of the table have nothing to lose.

"They'll stay disciplined in defence and then attack you like they did against Liverpool; they can surprise people.

"Man United have to keep it simple, be deadly in attack and don't leave it until the 90th minute, and no red cards for Christ sake! It's a must-win for Man United so I'll go with them to win."

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Man United vs Luton: Latest odds

14:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Man Utd v Luton

Man Utd 3/10

Draw 9/2

Luton 15/2

Odds from Betfair.

Man United vs Luton: Sir Jim Ratcliffe closing in on deal to become minority shareholder

14:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sir Jim Ratcliffe could finalise a deal to become a minority shareholder at Manchester United during the upcoming international break.

Ratcliffe's Ineos Group is expected to pay in the region of £1.25billion for a 25 per set stake in the Old Trafford club, while also acquiring significant control over footballing operations.

Read the full story here!

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Man United vs Luton: Lindelof starts!

14:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Despite the fact Erik ten Hag has insisted there is no issue with Raphael Varane, the defender has been overlooked again.

Confirmed Luton lineup

14:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Luton XI: Kaminsi; Kabore, Osho, Lockyer, Mengi, Dougty; Nakamba, Barkley, Townsend; Morris, Ogbene

Subs: Krul, Berry, Adebayo, Chong, Mpanzu, Clark, Brown, Giles, Nelson

Confirmed Man United lineup

14:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Man United XI: Onana; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Reguilon; McTominay, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

Subs: Bayindir, Varane, Amrabat, Hannibal, Mainoo, Mount, Pellistri, Antony, Martial

'Luton will not make it easy'

13:48 , Matt Verri

Erik ten Hag is expecting his side to be tested this afternoon...

Hojlund: Squad is behind Ten Hag

13:40 , Matt Verri

Rasmus Hojlund says Erik ten Hag retains the dressing room's support as misfiring Manchester United look to kickstart their stumbling season.

A promising first campaign under the Dutchman brought Carabao Cup glory and Champions League qualification but things have gone awry this term.

United sit eighth in the Premier League, have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup and suffered their ninth defeat in 17 matches on Wednesday evening.

The late 4-3 loss at Copenhagen damages their chances of reaching the Champions League knockout phase but Hojlund says the squad believe Ten Hag will turn things around.

"A really good coach," the 20-year-old summer signing said.

"He cares about every single detail, and he helps me a lot, gives me a lot of confidence and supports me.

"I think every player in the dressing room support him. I hope it is just a matter of time (before we will be successful)."

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Stage is set!

13:30 , Matt Verri

Perfect afternoon in Manchester...

Problems grow for United

13:22 , Matt Verri

It all started so well for Man United in midweek.

Rasmus Hojlund put them two goals up in the first-half in Copenhagen, with the visitors well on their way to a much-needed win.

Marcus Rashford got sent-off and before half-time it was level again. A second-half penalty edged United in front once more, but Ten Hag's side fell apart late on.

Ten Hag: We're not happy with Rashford

13:12 , Matt Verri

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has admitted he is "not happy" with Marcus Rashford's form but he remains convinced the England forward will get back to his best this season.

Rashford's disputed red card in Copenhagen on Wednesday night contributed to a dramatic United collapse as they blew a 2-0 lead and conceded two goals in the final 10 minutes to lose 4-3, dropping to the bottom of Group A in the Champions League.

Gareth Southgate kept faith with Rashford by naming him in his England squad on Thursday, but a player who scored 30 goals for United in all competitions last season has only one from 15 appearances this term.

"I think he's not happy, we are not happy," Ten Hag said of Rashford's performances. "We have an expectation. He has high expectations from himself. In this moment he is not in the best form but I know he will be back.

"I know when the team is playing better he will play better. He will go and score goals. I am confident of that. This season he will improve and score goals. He is totally in the team, he is aware of everything so I think he will be back on track.

"It can happen very quickly and sometimes you only need one game. I'm sure he will get there."

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Man United in the building!

13:04 , Matt Verri

Hosts have arrived nicely and early at Old Trafford...

Standard Sport prediction

12:57 , Matt Verri

It's difficult to be confident about Man United beating any team at the moment.

There were positive signs in Copenhagen before the red card, and they should be able to edge past Luton in what is unlikely to be an entertaining affair.

Man United to win, 2-0.

Luton team news

12:50 , Matt Verri

Luton will likely again turn to Ross Barkley, after his strong displays in recent weeks, and Andros Townsend will hope he's done enough to keep his place after making his first start against Liverpool.

Defenders Mads Juel Andersen and Reece Burke remain out, with Albert Sambi Lokonga and Luke Berry also still sidelined. Chiedozie Ogbene has been passed fit.

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(REUTERS)

Man United team news

12:43 , Matt Verri

Manchester United will be without Jonny Evans for the visit of Luton in the Premier League this afternoon.

The veteran defender was forced off in the first half during Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.

That means Ten Hag must decide on whether to bring Raphael Varane back into the starting lineup alongside Harry Maguire.

Marcus Rashford is available too after recovering from the knock that ruled him out of the late win over Fulham last weekend, even with his Champions League suspension in mind.

United remain without Amad Diallo, Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw for the visit of the Hatters.

Predicted Man United XI (4-2-3-1): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Dalot; Eriksen, McTominay, Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

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How to watch Man United vs Luton

12:36 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will not be televised live due to the 3pm blackout. Highlights will be available on Match of the Day at 11pm GMT on BBC One.

Live blog: You can follow all the action from Old Trafford right here with us!

Good afternoon!

12:31 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Luton!

The pressure on Erik ten Hag and his side increased in midweek, as they fell to a dramatic Champions League defeat to Copenhagen. Their European campaign has been a bit of a mess, but it's not been much better domestically.

United go into the weekend eighth in the Premier League table - anything other than a win here and it really will be a crisis.

Stay with us for all the latest updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm GMT at Old Trafford.

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