The international break ends, the transfer window shuts and squads are finalised United had one more loan move in them in the shape of Matty Willock’s move to Utrecht, here is how the eight players got on.

Saturday, September 9th

Andreas Pereira | Valencia CF | 0-0 draw vs Atlético Madrid
Minutes played: 60
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

Andreas Pereira started on the right-hand side of the 4-4-2 and played 60 minutes before being replaced by Goncalo Guedes. He switched over to the left side frequently throughout the match, where he’s more comfortable. An okay debut for the Brazillian after José Mourinho admitted he didn’t think going out on loan was the best decision for Pereira.

Sam Johnstone | Aston Villa | 0-0 draw vs Brentford
Minutes played: 90
Saves: 5
Clearances: 3
Claims: 1
Punches: 1
Note: Johnstone was WhoScored.com’s Man of the Match

Sam Johnstone continued his stint in Aston Villa’s goal, having played every league game so far. He produced a fantastic performance as his side laboured to a point at home to Brentford. That was his first clean sheet of the season.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson | Leeds United | 5-0 win vs Burton Albion
Minutes played: 0

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson still awaits his second outing as a Leeds player having been on the bench for three successive games before being dropped from the match-day squad. Vurnon Anita continues at left-back.

Dean Henderson | Shrewsbury Town | 1-0 win vs Wigan Athletic
Minutes played: 90

Dean Henderson returned to the starting line-up at the expense of Craig MacGillivray after the International break. Henderson kept a clean sheet which now sees Shrewsbury sit top of the third tier. Their unbeaten start continues and Henderson has his third clean sheet in five games.

Regan Poole | Northampton Town | 1-0 win vs Doncaster Rovers
Minutes played: 0

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink enjoyed a dream start to his reign at Sixfields as he took Northampton off the bottom of the league with a 1-0 win at home to Doncaster. George Smith and Aaron Pierre played at Poole’s expense and it was the former who won the game for the hosts with the quickest goal Sixfields has ever seen.

Devonte Redmond | Scunthorpe United | 0-0 draw vs Blackpool
Minutes played: 0

But for a few seconds at the end of a game, plus an outing in the Checkatrade trophy vs Sunderland U23s, Redmond has yet to play for the Iron. Once again he was left out of the squad as Scunthorpe remained in the top six after the draw.

Sunday, September 10th

Matty Willock | FC Utrecht | 2-0 win vs Roda JC
Minutes played: 0

Willock will be made to wait for his Eredivisie debut as Utrecht started with Urby Emanuelson, Yassin Ayoub, and Sander van de Streek. The 21-year-old was selected amongst the substitutes bench but that was where he remained.

 

Timothy Fosu-Mensah | Crystal Palace | 1-0 loss vs Burnley
Minutes played: 90
Interceptions: 4
Tackles: 0
Clearances: 5
Aerial duels: 2
Pass success: 75%

Fosu-Mensah retuned from the international break having made his Netherlands debut and once again started for Crystal Palace in what turned out to be Frank de Boer’s final game in charge of the Eagles. Despite being near the bottom of the league, the Dutchman has been one of Palace’s better performers.

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