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Sean Dyche says he worries about 'the moral values of the game' amid penalty controversy in Burnley loss

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he fears for the moral values of the game after witnessing a hotly-disputed penalty that set Manchester City on the way to a five-point lead at the summit of the Premier League. Dyche’s battlers had held firm until just before the half-hour mark, when City’s Bernardo Silva appeared to slip a foot under Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope’s knee and then go sprawling. It was a borderline decision and when referee Roger East gave it City’s way, enraged Burnley defender James Tarkowski fumed at Bernardo, whose team-mate, Leroy Sane rushed to intervene. Once yellow cards had been served on Tarkowski and Sane, Sergio Aguero stepped up to roll in the penalty. That took him level with all-time leading City goalscorer Eric Brook on 177 goals but somehow history lessons were not going to be the day’s main subject. Dyche admitted it had been a difficult call for the referee to make Credit: Getty Images Europe “I mean this sincerely; if your kid cheated in a maths test you wouldn’t go ‘well done’. You’d say ‘what are you doing?’ You’d go down the school and say ‘sorry, he cheated, he needs to do that again’,” Dyche said. “But weirdly in football it’s almost like ‘good lad’. I find that really weird. Accidental simulation, as they call it, that happens. There are too many in the league to be accidental. It’s the moral values of the game I worry about.” Dyche admitted that East had been presented with a difficult call. “Today was a tough one, it was right on the margins but I don’t want him falling on the floor and all that.” Burnley unbeaten away record was swept away at the Etihad where City’s firepower finally overwhelmed the visitors in the closing stages with further goals from Nicolas Otamendi and Sane. Dyche had no complaints after seeing Man City overcome Burnley Credit: AFP/Getty Images Dyche, however, felt the penalty controversy was far from the only decision to go against his team. “Jack Cork gets a great foot in and free-kick. Robbie Brady gets a great foot in and free-kick. Not for us, by the way,” he said. “We had two breakaways in the first half and everyone in the stadium was shocked that he brought it back. We were on the counter and he gave a free-kick 20 yards back. It’s hard to fathom.” Dyche, however, had few complaints over the outcome as City ultimately eased to their 11th successive victory with another free-flowing, domineering performance. Burnley lost 2-1 at the Etihad last January and Dyche found it easy to pinpoint key improvements in Pep Guardiola’s City side. He said: “The way they work collectively without the ball has improved. They crunch the pitch. The back line is brave and gets higher. The play is more fluid. It’s the nitty gritty side of the game they’re doing better at.” One of the exemplars of City’s bravery is goalkeeper Ederson, who threw himself at Burnley striker Chris Wood’s feet to smother a first-half chance. Ederson required eight stitches after collecting a high boot from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane at the Etihad in September but the Brazilian is undaunted by the physical challenges the Premier League has to offer. “It’s the way I play. If I have to put my hand, my head, my foot there to help the team, that’s what I’m going to do. It’s part of the game,” said the £35 million summer recruit from Benfica. “I have always played the same way. I have no fear of anything. I knew how physical the game is here, how strong and all the tackles. So I wasn’t surprised.” Nothing seems to be able to throw City off track at the moment but Guardiola dismisses any suggestion of complacency, or that his side’s unbeaten run can stretch to record-breaking proportions. The City manager said: “We are going to lose games, of course. I am happy for 11 wins in a row because it shows we can win a lot of games in a row but if you ask if we can finish unbeaten, I say that cannot happen. "There are a lot of games and there will be a moment when we go down. But at that moment I will be curious to test myself and players on how we react because sometimes we must be warriors.”

Sean Dyche says he worries about 'the moral values of the game' amid penalty controversy in Burnley loss

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he fears for the moral values of the game after witnessing a hotly-disputed penalty that set Manchester City on the way to a five-point lead at the summit of the Premier League. Dyche’s battlers had held firm until just before the half-hour mark, when City’s Bernardo Silva appeared to slip a foot under Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope’s knee and then go sprawling. It was a borderline decision and when referee Roger East gave it City’s way, enraged Burnley defender James Tarkowski fumed at Bernardo, whose team-mate, Leroy Sane rushed to intervene. Once yellow cards had been served on Tarkowski and Sane, Sergio Aguero stepped up to roll in the penalty. That took him level with all-time leading City goalscorer Eric Brook on 177 goals but somehow history lessons were not going to be the day’s main subject. Dyche admitted it had been a difficult call for the referee to make Credit: Getty Images Europe “I mean this sincerely; if your kid cheated in a maths test you wouldn’t go ‘well done’. You’d say ‘what are you doing?’ You’d go down the school and say ‘sorry, he cheated, he needs to do that again’,” Dyche said. “But weirdly in football it’s almost like ‘good lad’. I find that really weird. Accidental simulation, as they call it, that happens. There are too many in the league to be accidental. It’s the moral values of the game I worry about.” Dyche admitted that East had been presented with a difficult call. “Today was a tough one, it was right on the margins but I don’t want him falling on the floor and all that.” Burnley unbeaten away record was swept away at the Etihad where City’s firepower finally overwhelmed the visitors in the closing stages with further goals from Nicolas Otamendi and Sane. Dyche had no complaints after seeing Man City overcome Burnley Credit: AFP/Getty Images Dyche, however, felt the penalty controversy was far from the only decision to go against his team. “Jack Cork gets a great foot in and free-kick. Robbie Brady gets a great foot in and free-kick. Not for us, by the way,” he said. “We had two breakaways in the first half and everyone in the stadium was shocked that he brought it back. We were on the counter and he gave a free-kick 20 yards back. It’s hard to fathom.” Dyche, however, had few complaints over the outcome as City ultimately eased to their 11th successive victory with another free-flowing, domineering performance. Burnley lost 2-1 at the Etihad last January and Dyche found it easy to pinpoint key improvements in Pep Guardiola’s City side. He said: “The way they work collectively without the ball has improved. They crunch the pitch. The back line is brave and gets higher. The play is more fluid. It’s the nitty gritty side of the game they’re doing better at.” One of the exemplars of City’s bravery is goalkeeper Ederson, who threw himself at Burnley striker Chris Wood’s feet to smother a first-half chance. Ederson required eight stitches after collecting a high boot from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane at the Etihad in September but the Brazilian is undaunted by the physical challenges the Premier League has to offer. “It’s the way I play. If I have to put my hand, my head, my foot there to help the team, that’s what I’m going to do. It’s part of the game,” said the £35 million summer recruit from Benfica. “I have always played the same way. I have no fear of anything. I knew how physical the game is here, how strong and all the tackles. So I wasn’t surprised.” Nothing seems to be able to throw City off track at the moment but Guardiola dismisses any suggestion of complacency, or that his side’s unbeaten run can stretch to record-breaking proportions. The City manager said: “We are going to lose games, of course. I am happy for 11 wins in a row because it shows we can win a lot of games in a row but if you ask if we can finish unbeaten, I say that cannot happen. "There are a lot of games and there will be a moment when we go down. But at that moment I will be curious to test myself and players on how we react because sometimes we must be warriors.”

Sean Dyche says he worries about 'the moral values of the game' amid penalty controversy in Burnley loss

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he fears for the moral values of the game after witnessing a hotly-disputed penalty that set Manchester City on the way to a five-point lead at the summit of the Premier League. Dyche’s battlers had held firm until just before the half-hour mark, when City’s Bernardo Silva appeared to slip a foot under Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope’s knee and then go sprawling. It was a borderline decision and when referee Roger East gave it City’s way, enraged Burnley defender James Tarkowski fumed at Bernardo, whose team-mate, Leroy Sane rushed to intervene. Once yellow cards had been served on Tarkowski and Sane, Sergio Aguero stepped up to roll in the penalty. That took him level with all-time leading City goalscorer Eric Brook on 177 goals but somehow history lessons were not going to be the day’s main subject. Dyche admitted it had been a difficult call for the referee to make Credit: Getty Images Europe “I mean this sincerely; if your kid cheated in a maths test you wouldn’t go ‘well done’. You’d say ‘what are you doing?’ You’d go down the school and say ‘sorry, he cheated, he needs to do that again’,” Dyche said. “But weirdly in football it’s almost like ‘good lad’. I find that really weird. Accidental simulation, as they call it, that happens. There are too many in the league to be accidental. It’s the moral values of the game I worry about.” Dyche admitted that East had been presented with a difficult call. “Today was a tough one, it was right on the margins but I don’t want him falling on the floor and all that.” Burnley unbeaten away record was swept away at the Etihad where City’s firepower finally overwhelmed the visitors in the closing stages with further goals from Nicolas Otamendi and Sane. Dyche had no complaints after seeing Man City overcome Burnley Credit: AFP/Getty Images Dyche, however, felt the penalty controversy was far from the only decision to go against his team. “Jack Cork gets a great foot in and free-kick. Robbie Brady gets a great foot in and free-kick. Not for us, by the way,” he said. “We had two breakaways in the first half and everyone in the stadium was shocked that he brought it back. We were on the counter and he gave a free-kick 20 yards back. It’s hard to fathom.” Dyche, however, had few complaints over the outcome as City ultimately eased to their 11th successive victory with another free-flowing, domineering performance. Burnley lost 2-1 at the Etihad last January and Dyche found it easy to pinpoint key improvements in Pep Guardiola’s City side. He said: “The way they work collectively without the ball has improved. They crunch the pitch. The back line is brave and gets higher. The play is more fluid. It’s the nitty gritty side of the game they’re doing better at.” One of the exemplars of City’s bravery is goalkeeper Ederson, who threw himself at Burnley striker Chris Wood’s feet to smother a first-half chance. Ederson required eight stitches after collecting a high boot from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane at the Etihad in September but the Brazilian is undaunted by the physical challenges the Premier League has to offer. “It’s the way I play. If I have to put my hand, my head, my foot there to help the team, that’s what I’m going to do. It’s part of the game,” said the £35 million summer recruit from Benfica. “I have always played the same way. I have no fear of anything. I knew how physical the game is here, how strong and all the tackles. So I wasn’t surprised.” Nothing seems to be able to throw City off track at the moment but Guardiola dismisses any suggestion of complacency, or that his side’s unbeaten run can stretch to record-breaking proportions. The City manager said: “We are going to lose games, of course. I am happy for 11 wins in a row because it shows we can win a lot of games in a row but if you ask if we can finish unbeaten, I say that cannot happen. "There are a lot of games and there will be a moment when we go down. But at that moment I will be curious to test myself and players on how we react because sometimes we must be warriors.”

-FOTODELDIA- epa06282996 Jonas (R) of Benfica celebrates with team mate Andre Almeida after scoring a goal during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. EFE/HUGO DELGADO

Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Amilton (R) of Desportivo das Aves in action against Eduardo Salvio (C) of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves and Benfica Lisbon at Joao Cardoso Stadium in Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Amilton (L) of Desportivo das Aves in action against Ljubomir Fejsa (R) of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves and Benfica Lisbon at Joao Cardoso Stadium in Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Jonas (L) of Benfica in action during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves and Benfica Lisbon at Joao Cardoso Stadium in Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Jonas (R) of Benfica celebrates with team mate Andre Almeida after scoring a goal during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Jonas (R) of Benfica celebrates scoring a goal during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Nildo Petrolina (R) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar (2-R) during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Benfica's head coach Rui Vitoria reacts during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Goncalo Santos (R) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Jonas (C) of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Nildo Petrolina (L) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Grimaldo of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Benfica players celebrate a goal during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Jonas (L) of Benfica celebrates a goal during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Goncalo Santos (R) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Jonas of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Alexandre Guedes (L) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Ruben Dias of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Alexandre Guedes (L) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Ruben Dias of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Nildo Petrolina (R) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Grimaldo of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Nildo Petrolina (L) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Grimaldo of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

HD06. Vila Das Aves (Portugal), 22/10/2017.- Pedrinho (R) of Desportivo das Aves fights for the ball with Haris Seferovic of Benfica during the Portuguese First League soccer match between Desportivo das Aves vs Benfica Lisbon held at Joao Cardoso Stadium, Vila das Aves, Portugal, 22 October 2017. (Lisboa) EFE/EPA/HUGO DELGADO

Jose Mourinho: I have never seen my players have such a poor attitude - they should all explain themselves

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho launched a withering attack on his players after they were out-run and out-fought in a historic 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town. Mourinho said he cannot even remember a friendly match when his side’s attitude was so poor, adding that his entire squad should come forward and explain themselves. “I heard that Ander Herrera is in interviews and he is saying that the attitude and the desire was poor,” Mourinho said. “My God. When a player says that and feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why, because I can’t explain that.” Mourinho initially said that United had been affected by having to travel to play Benfica in the Champions League in midweek, while Huddersfield had a whole week to prepare for the game. But he then praised the attitude of Huddersfield, whose victory was their first over United for 65 years. “They played like I like, they played with everything they have, like it has to be,” Mourinho said. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. The team that deserved to win, won. Simple. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS “The defeat was on attitude. When I lose matches I like to lose because the opponent was better than us, had more quality than us. When you lose matches because of attitude, that’s really bad.” Asked how concerned he was by his side’s performance, Mourinho said: “Of course it concerns me. It happened today, why can it not happen tomorrow?” Aaron Mooy gave Huddersfield the lead after a defensive mix-up involving Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, before Laurent Depoitre scored a second shortly afterwards following another Lindelof mistake. Mourinho however refused to blame Lindelof for the result. “The mistakes are mistakes that belong to the context,” he said. “If you play an amazing game and then you lose because of the individual mistake, yes, you point the finger and say we lost because of a mistake. That was not the case.” United’s defeat, combined with Manchester City’s 3-0 win at home to Burnley, means Mourinho’s side have now fallen five points before the league leaders after nine games. Huddersfield players celebrated in style after the final whistle Credit: reuters For Huddersfield, this was a result that arrested a poor run of form in which they had scored only once in their last six matches. “This is a very, very proud moment,” said David Wagner, their manager. “We altogether know how huge this win is for Huddersfield Town. “I have not only enjoyed the result but I have also enjoyed the performances the players have shown. Not only today but especially today. “I said I cannot expect a result. I hope and I believed in a result but I did not expect it. What I expected was togetherness, spirit, attitude and that we make it uncomfortable for them. We created some good moments, we scored goals.” He added that it was an “extraordinary” performance. “It was a deserved result which we have seen today, even if they were probably not at their best,” Wagner said. “I am totally aware that this is a very special moment, and a huge result for small Huddersfield Town which is in the Premier League for the first time. I am aware of it, happy about it and proud of it. But, like always, we will celebrate this result then put it in the past.”

Jose Mourinho: I have never seen my players have such a poor attitude - they should all explain themselves

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho launched a withering attack on his players after they were out-run and out-fought in a historic 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town. Mourinho said he cannot even remember a friendly match when his side’s attitude was so poor, adding that his entire squad should come forward and explain themselves. “I heard that Ander Herrera is in interviews and he is saying that the attitude and the desire was poor,” Mourinho said. “My God. When a player says that and feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why, because I can’t explain that.” Mourinho initially said that United had been affected by having to travel to play Benfica in the Champions League in midweek, while Huddersfield had a whole week to prepare for the game. But he then praised the attitude of Huddersfield, whose victory was their first over United for 65 years. “They played like I like, they played with everything they have, like it has to be,” Mourinho said. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. The team that deserved to win, won. Simple. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS “The defeat was on attitude. When I lose matches I like to lose because the opponent was better than us, had more quality than us. When you lose matches because of attitude, that’s really bad.” Asked how concerned he was by his side’s performance, Mourinho said: “Of course it concerns me. It happened today, why can it not happen tomorrow?” Aaron Mooy gave Huddersfield the lead after a defensive mix-up involving Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, before Laurent Depoitre scored a second shortly afterwards following another Lindelof mistake. Mourinho however refused to blame Lindelof for the result. “The mistakes are mistakes that belong to the context,” he said. “If you play an amazing game and then you lose because of the individual mistake, yes, you point the finger and say we lost because of a mistake. That was not the case.” United’s defeat, combined with Manchester City’s 3-0 win at home to Burnley, means Mourinho’s side have now fallen five points before the league leaders after nine games. Huddersfield players celebrated in style after the final whistle Credit: reuters For Huddersfield, this was a result that arrested a poor run of form in which they had scored only once in their last six matches. “This is a very, very proud moment,” said David Wagner, their manager. “We altogether know how huge this win is for Huddersfield Town. “I have not only enjoyed the result but I have also enjoyed the performances the players have shown. Not only today but especially today. “I said I cannot expect a result. I hope and I believed in a result but I did not expect it. What I expected was togetherness, spirit, attitude and that we make it uncomfortable for them. We created some good moments, we scored goals.” He added that it was an “extraordinary” performance. “It was a deserved result which we have seen today, even if they were probably not at their best,” Wagner said. “I am totally aware that this is a very special moment, and a huge result for small Huddersfield Town which is in the Premier League for the first time. I am aware of it, happy about it and proud of it. But, like always, we will celebrate this result then put it in the past.”

Huddersfield 2 Man Utd 1: Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho's unbeaten run

Huddersfield Town had waited 65 years to beat Manchester United, but in the end all it took was five minutes of chaos and one startled centre-back. A historic victory, secured thanks to two first-half goals gifted by two United errors, breathes life back into Huddersfield’s season and potentially blows a hole in the Premier League title race. After a start to the campaign that had been defined by United’s defensive stability, here was the sort of meltdown that not even the most optimistic Huddersfield fan could have expected. United, having conceded just two goals all season, even came into this hoping to become the first side in Premier League history to keep eight clean sheets in their opening nine games. And if you were seeking more proof of just how quickly the tide can turn in the Premier League, look no further than the fact that Huddersfield had only scored one goal in their last six games. The form book was not so much thrown out of the window, then, as it was torn to shreds in the swirling West Yorkshire wind. Jose Mourinho did not hold back. At first he blamed the midweek trip to Benfica for tiring his squad, but then he let loose. He lacerated his players, questioning their effort and saying he “cannot even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor”. He also said it would be unfair to blame individual errors for the defeat, but the respective roles of Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, in particular, in both of Huddersfield’s goals proved vital. Lindelof, making just his sixth appearance in a United shirt, might not be seen in the league any time soon. The poor Swede, cast into the fray for an injured Phil Jones after little more than 20 minutes, was the game’s key figure for all the wrong reasons. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS First, he and Mata combined to allow the excellent Aaron Mooy to open the scoring, and then an inexplicable error let Laurent Depoitre double the home side’s lead. It would be unfair, though, to ignore the effort and drive, the relentless running and determination, of David Wagner’s Huddersfield side, who have been slipping down the table ever since they began the campaign with back-to-back wins. “They played how I like,” Mourinho said of Huddersfield. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. They played with everything and we didn’t.” Wagner, meanwhile, ranked the victory among his top three results at the club. “This is a very, very proud moment,” he said. “We know how huge this win is for us. I have not only enjoyed the result – I have enjoyed the performances the players have shown.” What this all means for the title race remains to be seen. This is United’s first major setback, yes, but there were enough obvious deficiencies - the lack of ideas going forward, the shakiness at the back - to suggest there could be more on the immediate horizon. Romelu Lukaku was again isolated up front, while Anthony Martial was a moody and peripheral figure until he was hooked at half-time. At least Marcus Rashford, the scorer of United’s goal, provided inspiration, but he was largely alone.  Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) And where to start with Lindelof? The £31 million centre-back, signed from Benfica in the summer, made it painfully, almost sorrowfully, clear why he has only played a solitary minute in the Premier League this season.By the time he was introduced to the game, it had already been a furious, tempestuous start in keeping with the weather. Martial lost his temper as early as the seventh minute, lashing out at Tommy Smith and then squaring up to him. Both were shown yellow cards, and they were soon joined in the book by Christopher Schindler, who dived in on Jesse Lingard. In short, Huddersfield were up for this. Elias Kachunga had their first half-chance with a back-post header, while a dangerous Mooy free-kick set nerves jangling in the United defence. Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic screamed for calm from the midfield, but there was none coming, and the nerves soon turned to outright panic. Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) Jones went down holding his upper thigh, thumping the ground in frustration, and on came Lindelof. Within 10 minutes, he had cost his side two goals. For the first, Mata lost possession, but Lindelof could have bailed him out. He didn’t. Instead, he hesitated and backed off, allowing Mooy to sweep forward and play in Tom Ince. The shot was saved by David de Gea, but Mooy smashed in the rebound. If Lindelof was not entirely at fault for the first, he was for the second. Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, launched an aimless, unsophisticated punt downfield. With fear in his eyes, Lindelof back-pedalled further and further towards his own goal, watching the ball as if it were a live grenade. Average touch positions (0 min) Inevitably, he botched the header. Laurent Depoitre picked it up, rounded De Gea, and made it two. Mourinho admitted that he was “waiting for that mistake” in the first half. “It was Mata and Victor, but it could have been another one,” he said. “Because the attitude was really, really poor.” Mourinho sent for Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the break, changing shape to play three at the back, but still they struggled to create. Eventually, Rashford found enough space to head home Lukaku’s cross, but that was all United could muster, and it was nowhere near enough. 4:53PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:53PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:53PM FULL TIME That's it! Huddersfield have done it! The first time in 65 years that they've beaten Man Utd!  4:52PM 90 mins +4 The ball drops to Smalling inside the box. HE MUST SCORE! But it's blocked! Huddersfield hanging on! Seconds left! 4:51PM 90 mins +3 Ince comes off for Malone. Mourinho becomes ball boy to hurry up the play, De Gea punts it forwards, Huddersfield break but Williams is offside. Last chance saloon! 4:50PM 90 mins +2 Van la Parra has been brilliant since he's come on. He wins a free-kick wide right, Huddersfield take their time over it. Mourinho looks disheveled on the sidelines, his team aren't much better.  Van la Parra wins a corner! United don't like him at all, he's tricky and quick. Mooy comes across to protect the ball in the corner, van la Parra kicks the air as a trick and completely fools Young - that's one for the showboat YouTube reel - United clear it up the pitch and Schindler goes in with a diving header to deny Lukaku a run on goal. 4:47PM 90 mins De Gea gets away with one! He races off his line as van la Parra chases down the ball and only knocks the ball off him! Young slides in and blocks. This is tense!  4:46PM 88 mins United hurl the ball into the box and Lukaku goes for the header! The goalkeeper comes out to challenge, bumps into his own defender and Lukaku, spills the ball... and it's a free-kick. That's never a free-kick - goalies need protection but they're playing the same game as everyone else and in no way was that a foul. Huddersfield are scrambling the ball away now, everyone is in the defensive third. There's no out-ball and United just keep coming back at them. 4:43PM 85 mins Lindelof have made another dreadful error! The ball is hit high over his head and he stretches to reach the header, but only cushions it back towards Mounie. Matic can't get back to help out in time and Huddersfield have three men over! What a chance! But Lindelof recovers and intercepts. United win a corner and Mounie is there to block and clear. United come back straight away - can Huddersfield hang on?! 4:40PM 82 mins United are piling on the pressure! Gaps are starting to open up in the Huddersfield defence - they're getting tired now and United are throwing players forward. Young is a left winger, Valencia on the right. Everyone else attacking the penalty area. 4:36PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! The comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn't give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish! Huddersfield 2 - 1 Man Utd (Marcus Rashford, 78 min) 4:36PM 78 mins United have changed shape again to a 4-2-3-1. The three wasn't working anyway. Lingard drives down the left and is tackled, Rashford tries to ping passes together with Lukaku but gives it away. The ball comes in from the left, Herrera is there and flicks it on! This is a chance!!! But Lossl parries it away! Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ander Herrera, 76 min) 4:34PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:32PM 75 mins Clever play by Smith. He's being chased by Rashford in his own box, waits for him to get close and then goes down under the touch. Arguably, that shouldn't be a free-kick but it's universally accepted that this is just a thing that happens. Not for me, Clive. If you dive in your own area because you're in trouble, it's your own fault. That could even be a penalty since he dives on the ball and grabs it. 4:30PM 72 mins Credit: REUTERS Depoitre is substituted for Mounie and takes ages to leave the pitch. Huddersfield really taking their time over set pieces. Lukaku is very nearly played in with a through-pass but falls to the floor as he stretches to reach it, then lamely suggests he might have been fouled.  4:26PM 69 mins Huddersfield break quickly, Smith overlaps and is so unlucky that his pass into van la Parra is intercepted by Young. Corner. Young wins it, sends Mkhitaryan on his way and he gives it away before being tackled by Ince. The referee pulls play back for that challenge.  4:24PM 66 mins United still can't get the final pass right. Rashford bursts forward to get onto a through-ball that comes too late and is passed straight to the defence by Lingard.  Matic hits a hopeful high pass forwards but it's easily cut out. Mooy is booked for a challenge from two minutes ago when he slid in late on Valencia. 4:21PM 63 mins United aren't breaking out of their defensive shape quickly enough and Huddersfield race back to get behind the ball. Then the buildup play is way too slow and laboured, easy to predict and to defend against. But there's a chance! Mkhitaryan gets in behind! Rashford with a lovely little turn but waits too long to play in the Armenian and he goes beyond the defence. Offside. 4:19PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:18PM 60 mins Rashford turns Zanka with a clever little flick and is clothes-lined but the defender isn't booked. The free-kick is bent towards the six yard box, three United players try to break the offside trap but not well enough to avoid the linesman's watching eye and the chance goes. Young brings down van la Parra as he skips away on the right wing. Young knew exactly what he was doing there - a tactical foul. 4:16PM 57 mins Rashford drops deep to try and influence play but again Huddersfield crowd out United and limit the space. They have everyone behind the ball working hard to close the game down.  This is a very physical performance from United, it's lacking a creative spark and there's not an awful lot of football you might describe as... beautiful, say, going on.  Rashford rushes a shot while wide left.  4:13PM 54 mins Young has a shot at goal but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.  Out: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ashley Young, 54 min)   4:11PM 51 mins That's a bold move from Mourinho, using all his subs by half time but he's clearly not happy. Huddersfield defending deep in numbers still - space is hard to come by. Young is drifting into central positions now and even onto the right wing. I think United have switched to a back three, with Herrera the right-sided centre-back. 4:06PM 48 mins Martial and Mata were both booked at half-time! Rashford and Mkhitaryan straight on in their place. Mourinho isn't messing about here and has told his players to sort the mess out. 4:03PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back! What can Man Utd do to rescue this one? 3:55PM Analysis Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min) United don't really have options to change the game on the bench. Huddersfield are sat really deep and playing on the counter-attack, which means United can't really do the same thing, which was their strategy from the start. Now United need to control possession and create in Huddersfield's half, but they can't get Mata on the ball, Martial and Lingard keep dropping deep to get on the ball and Lukaku is the only one providing width. United looking ropey.  3:49PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:49PM HALF TIME Matic has a chance to score and bends one from 14 yards towards the bottom corner but the goalie gets down to turn it behind! The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle. Two individual errors have given Huddersfield the lead, United struggling to create. They already look pretty devoid of ideas. Will we see Mkhitaryan and Rashford in the second half? 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM 45 mins+2 Mourinho has already gone down the tunnel. I don't imagine he'll be delighted with what he's seen but United are now pushing to pull one back before the whistle. A corner is headed out for a throw-in and Lingard's lofted ball back into the middle is easy to defend against.  3:45PM 45 mins Van la Parra does really well to read a pass from Martial to Matic, intercepts and then carries it 60 yards up the pitch, turns back and wins a free-kick. David Wagner yells "one minute, concentrate!" to his players. Depoitre is keeping the ball in the corner, Young nipping away at him to try and win it back. Corner. 3:42PM 42 mins United's passing isn't very good and they keep gifting possession back to Huddersfield, who are just sitting back and inviting them forwards. Young tries to force a pass forward and again gives the ball away - United are too slow and not patient enough at the moment. 3:39PM 40 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES It looks like Kachunga is about to come off with some sort of injury. He hasn't been particularly useful today so far anyway. On comes van la Parra.  3:37PM 37 mins If you weren't sure, I can confirm that the home fans really enjoyed that goal. They are making a lot of noise. United now have Huddersfield penned back in their defensive third, Herrera goes down in the area - is that a penalty?! The referee says no!  3:34PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! OHHHHH what a mistake by Lindelof! That's a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn't get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal.  Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min)  Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can't do anything about it. He is not pleased. 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

Huddersfield 2 Man Utd 1: Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho's unbeaten run

Huddersfield Town had waited 65 years to beat Manchester United, but in the end all it took was five minutes of chaos and one startled centre-back. A historic victory, secured thanks to two first-half goals gifted by two United errors, breathes life back into Huddersfield’s season and potentially blows a hole in the Premier League title race. After a start to the campaign that had been defined by United’s defensive stability, here was the sort of meltdown that not even the most optimistic Huddersfield fan could have expected. United, having conceded just two goals all season, even came into this hoping to become the first side in Premier League history to keep eight clean sheets in their opening nine games. And if you were seeking more proof of just how quickly the tide can turn in the Premier League, look no further than the fact that Huddersfield had only scored one goal in their last six games. The form book was not so much thrown out of the window, then, as it was torn to shreds in the swirling West Yorkshire wind. Jose Mourinho did not hold back. At first he blamed the midweek trip to Benfica for tiring his squad, but then he let loose. He lacerated his players, questioning their effort and saying he “cannot even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor”. He also said it would be unfair to blame individual errors for the defeat, but the respective roles of Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, in particular, in both of Huddersfield’s goals proved vital. Lindelof, making just his sixth appearance in a United shirt, might not be seen in the league any time soon. The poor Swede, cast into the fray for an injured Phil Jones after little more than 20 minutes, was the game’s key figure for all the wrong reasons. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS First, he and Mata combined to allow the excellent Aaron Mooy to open the scoring, and then an inexplicable error let Laurent Depoitre double the home side’s lead. It would be unfair, though, to ignore the effort and drive, the relentless running and determination, of David Wagner’s Huddersfield side, who have been slipping down the table ever since they began the campaign with back-to-back wins. “They played how I like,” Mourinho said of Huddersfield. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. They played with everything and we didn’t.” Wagner, meanwhile, ranked the victory among his top three results at the club. “This is a very, very proud moment,” he said. “We know how huge this win is for us. I have not only enjoyed the result – I have enjoyed the performances the players have shown.” What this all means for the title race remains to be seen. This is United’s first major setback, yes, but there were enough obvious deficiencies - the lack of ideas going forward, the shakiness at the back - to suggest there could be more on the immediate horizon. Romelu Lukaku was again isolated up front, while Anthony Martial was a moody and peripheral figure until he was hooked at half-time. At least Marcus Rashford, the scorer of United’s goal, provided inspiration, but he was largely alone.  Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) And where to start with Lindelof? The £31 million centre-back, signed from Benfica in the summer, made it painfully, almost sorrowfully, clear why he has only played a solitary minute in the Premier League this season.By the time he was introduced to the game, it had already been a furious, tempestuous start in keeping with the weather. Martial lost his temper as early as the seventh minute, lashing out at Tommy Smith and then squaring up to him. Both were shown yellow cards, and they were soon joined in the book by Christopher Schindler, who dived in on Jesse Lingard. In short, Huddersfield were up for this. Elias Kachunga had their first half-chance with a back-post header, while a dangerous Mooy free-kick set nerves jangling in the United defence. Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic screamed for calm from the midfield, but there was none coming, and the nerves soon turned to outright panic. Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) Jones went down holding his upper thigh, thumping the ground in frustration, and on came Lindelof. Within 10 minutes, he had cost his side two goals. For the first, Mata lost possession, but Lindelof could have bailed him out. He didn’t. Instead, he hesitated and backed off, allowing Mooy to sweep forward and play in Tom Ince. The shot was saved by David de Gea, but Mooy smashed in the rebound. If Lindelof was not entirely at fault for the first, he was for the second. Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, launched an aimless, unsophisticated punt downfield. With fear in his eyes, Lindelof back-pedalled further and further towards his own goal, watching the ball as if it were a live grenade. Average touch positions (0 min) Inevitably, he botched the header. Laurent Depoitre picked it up, rounded De Gea, and made it two. Mourinho admitted that he was “waiting for that mistake” in the first half. “It was Mata and Victor, but it could have been another one,” he said. “Because the attitude was really, really poor.” Mourinho sent for Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the break, changing shape to play three at the back, but still they struggled to create. Eventually, Rashford found enough space to head home Lukaku’s cross, but that was all United could muster, and it was nowhere near enough. 4:53PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:53PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:53PM FULL TIME That's it! Huddersfield have done it! The first time in 65 years that they've beaten Man Utd!  4:52PM 90 mins +4 The ball drops to Smalling inside the box. HE MUST SCORE! But it's blocked! Huddersfield hanging on! Seconds left! 4:51PM 90 mins +3 Ince comes off for Malone. Mourinho becomes ball boy to hurry up the play, De Gea punts it forwards, Huddersfield break but Williams is offside. Last chance saloon! 4:50PM 90 mins +2 Van la Parra has been brilliant since he's come on. He wins a free-kick wide right, Huddersfield take their time over it. Mourinho looks disheveled on the sidelines, his team aren't much better.  Van la Parra wins a corner! United don't like him at all, he's tricky and quick. Mooy comes across to protect the ball in the corner, van la Parra kicks the air as a trick and completely fools Young - that's one for the showboat YouTube reel - United clear it up the pitch and Schindler goes in with a diving header to deny Lukaku a run on goal. 4:47PM 90 mins De Gea gets away with one! He races off his line as van la Parra chases down the ball and only knocks the ball off him! Young slides in and blocks. This is tense!  4:46PM 88 mins United hurl the ball into the box and Lukaku goes for the header! The goalkeeper comes out to challenge, bumps into his own defender and Lukaku, spills the ball... and it's a free-kick. That's never a free-kick - goalies need protection but they're playing the same game as everyone else and in no way was that a foul. Huddersfield are scrambling the ball away now, everyone is in the defensive third. There's no out-ball and United just keep coming back at them. 4:43PM 85 mins Lindelof have made another dreadful error! The ball is hit high over his head and he stretches to reach the header, but only cushions it back towards Mounie. Matic can't get back to help out in time and Huddersfield have three men over! What a chance! But Lindelof recovers and intercepts. United win a corner and Mounie is there to block and clear. United come back straight away - can Huddersfield hang on?! 4:40PM 82 mins United are piling on the pressure! Gaps are starting to open up in the Huddersfield defence - they're getting tired now and United are throwing players forward. Young is a left winger, Valencia on the right. Everyone else attacking the penalty area. 4:36PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! The comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn't give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish! Huddersfield 2 - 1 Man Utd (Marcus Rashford, 78 min) 4:36PM 78 mins United have changed shape again to a 4-2-3-1. The three wasn't working anyway. Lingard drives down the left and is tackled, Rashford tries to ping passes together with Lukaku but gives it away. The ball comes in from the left, Herrera is there and flicks it on! This is a chance!!! But Lossl parries it away! Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ander Herrera, 76 min) 4:34PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:32PM 75 mins Clever play by Smith. He's being chased by Rashford in his own box, waits for him to get close and then goes down under the touch. Arguably, that shouldn't be a free-kick but it's universally accepted that this is just a thing that happens. Not for me, Clive. If you dive in your own area because you're in trouble, it's your own fault. That could even be a penalty since he dives on the ball and grabs it. 4:30PM 72 mins Credit: REUTERS Depoitre is substituted for Mounie and takes ages to leave the pitch. Huddersfield really taking their time over set pieces. Lukaku is very nearly played in with a through-pass but falls to the floor as he stretches to reach it, then lamely suggests he might have been fouled.  4:26PM 69 mins Huddersfield break quickly, Smith overlaps and is so unlucky that his pass into van la Parra is intercepted by Young. Corner. Young wins it, sends Mkhitaryan on his way and he gives it away before being tackled by Ince. The referee pulls play back for that challenge.  4:24PM 66 mins United still can't get the final pass right. Rashford bursts forward to get onto a through-ball that comes too late and is passed straight to the defence by Lingard.  Matic hits a hopeful high pass forwards but it's easily cut out. Mooy is booked for a challenge from two minutes ago when he slid in late on Valencia. 4:21PM 63 mins United aren't breaking out of their defensive shape quickly enough and Huddersfield race back to get behind the ball. Then the buildup play is way too slow and laboured, easy to predict and to defend against. But there's a chance! Mkhitaryan gets in behind! Rashford with a lovely little turn but waits too long to play in the Armenian and he goes beyond the defence. Offside. 4:19PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:18PM 60 mins Rashford turns Zanka with a clever little flick and is clothes-lined but the defender isn't booked. The free-kick is bent towards the six yard box, three United players try to break the offside trap but not well enough to avoid the linesman's watching eye and the chance goes. Young brings down van la Parra as he skips away on the right wing. Young knew exactly what he was doing there - a tactical foul. 4:16PM 57 mins Rashford drops deep to try and influence play but again Huddersfield crowd out United and limit the space. They have everyone behind the ball working hard to close the game down.  This is a very physical performance from United, it's lacking a creative spark and there's not an awful lot of football you might describe as... beautiful, say, going on.  Rashford rushes a shot while wide left.  4:13PM 54 mins Young has a shot at goal but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.  Out: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ashley Young, 54 min)   4:11PM 51 mins That's a bold move from Mourinho, using all his subs by half time but he's clearly not happy. Huddersfield defending deep in numbers still - space is hard to come by. Young is drifting into central positions now and even onto the right wing. I think United have switched to a back three, with Herrera the right-sided centre-back. 4:06PM 48 mins Martial and Mata were both booked at half-time! Rashford and Mkhitaryan straight on in their place. Mourinho isn't messing about here and has told his players to sort the mess out. 4:03PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back! What can Man Utd do to rescue this one? 3:55PM Analysis Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min) United don't really have options to change the game on the bench. Huddersfield are sat really deep and playing on the counter-attack, which means United can't really do the same thing, which was their strategy from the start. Now United need to control possession and create in Huddersfield's half, but they can't get Mata on the ball, Martial and Lingard keep dropping deep to get on the ball and Lukaku is the only one providing width. United looking ropey.  3:49PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:49PM HALF TIME Matic has a chance to score and bends one from 14 yards towards the bottom corner but the goalie gets down to turn it behind! The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle. Two individual errors have given Huddersfield the lead, United struggling to create. They already look pretty devoid of ideas. Will we see Mkhitaryan and Rashford in the second half? 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM 45 mins+2 Mourinho has already gone down the tunnel. I don't imagine he'll be delighted with what he's seen but United are now pushing to pull one back before the whistle. A corner is headed out for a throw-in and Lingard's lofted ball back into the middle is easy to defend against.  3:45PM 45 mins Van la Parra does really well to read a pass from Martial to Matic, intercepts and then carries it 60 yards up the pitch, turns back and wins a free-kick. David Wagner yells "one minute, concentrate!" to his players. Depoitre is keeping the ball in the corner, Young nipping away at him to try and win it back. Corner. 3:42PM 42 mins United's passing isn't very good and they keep gifting possession back to Huddersfield, who are just sitting back and inviting them forwards. Young tries to force a pass forward and again gives the ball away - United are too slow and not patient enough at the moment. 3:39PM 40 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES It looks like Kachunga is about to come off with some sort of injury. He hasn't been particularly useful today so far anyway. On comes van la Parra.  3:37PM 37 mins If you weren't sure, I can confirm that the home fans really enjoyed that goal. They are making a lot of noise. United now have Huddersfield penned back in their defensive third, Herrera goes down in the area - is that a penalty?! The referee says no!  3:34PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! OHHHHH what a mistake by Lindelof! That's a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn't get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal.  Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min)  Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can't do anything about it. He is not pleased. 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

Huddersfield 2 Man Utd 1: Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho's unbeaten run

Huddersfield Town had waited 65 years to beat Manchester United, but in the end all it took was five minutes of chaos and one startled centre-back. A historic victory, secured thanks to two first-half goals gifted by two United errors, breathes life back into Huddersfield’s season and potentially blows a hole in the Premier League title race. After a start to the campaign that had been defined by United’s defensive stability, here was the sort of meltdown that not even the most optimistic Huddersfield fan could have expected. United, having conceded just two goals all season, even came into this hoping to become the first side in Premier League history to keep eight clean sheets in their opening nine games. And if you were seeking more proof of just how quickly the tide can turn in the Premier League, look no further than the fact that Huddersfield had only scored one goal in their last six games. The form book was not so much thrown out of the window, then, as it was torn to shreds in the swirling West Yorkshire wind. Jose Mourinho did not hold back. At first he blamed the midweek trip to Benfica for tiring his squad, but then he let loose. He lacerated his players, questioning their effort and saying he “cannot even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor”. He also said it would be unfair to blame individual errors for the defeat, but the respective roles of Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, in particular, in both of Huddersfield’s goals proved vital. Lindelof, making just his sixth appearance in a United shirt, might not be seen in the league any time soon. The poor Swede, cast into the fray for an injured Phil Jones after little more than 20 minutes, was the game’s key figure for all the wrong reasons. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS First, he and Mata combined to allow the excellent Aaron Mooy to open the scoring, and then an inexplicable error let Laurent Depoitre double the home side’s lead. It would be unfair, though, to ignore the effort and drive, the relentless running and determination, of David Wagner’s Huddersfield side, who have been slipping down the table ever since they began the campaign with back-to-back wins. “They played how I like,” Mourinho said of Huddersfield. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. They played with everything and we didn’t.” Wagner, meanwhile, ranked the victory among his top three results at the club. “This is a very, very proud moment,” he said. “We know how huge this win is for us. I have not only enjoyed the result – I have enjoyed the performances the players have shown.” What this all means for the title race remains to be seen. This is United’s first major setback, yes, but there were enough obvious deficiencies - the lack of ideas going forward, the shakiness at the back - to suggest there could be more on the immediate horizon. Romelu Lukaku was again isolated up front, while Anthony Martial was a moody and peripheral figure until he was hooked at half-time. At least Marcus Rashford, the scorer of United’s goal, provided inspiration, but he was largely alone.  Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) And where to start with Lindelof? The £31 million centre-back, signed from Benfica in the summer, made it painfully, almost sorrowfully, clear why he has only played a solitary minute in the Premier League this season.By the time he was introduced to the game, it had already been a furious, tempestuous start in keeping with the weather. Martial lost his temper as early as the seventh minute, lashing out at Tommy Smith and then squaring up to him. Both were shown yellow cards, and they were soon joined in the book by Christopher Schindler, who dived in on Jesse Lingard. In short, Huddersfield were up for this. Elias Kachunga had their first half-chance with a back-post header, while a dangerous Mooy free-kick set nerves jangling in the United defence. Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic screamed for calm from the midfield, but there was none coming, and the nerves soon turned to outright panic. Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) Jones went down holding his upper thigh, thumping the ground in frustration, and on came Lindelof. Within 10 minutes, he had cost his side two goals. For the first, Mata lost possession, but Lindelof could have bailed him out. He didn’t. Instead, he hesitated and backed off, allowing Mooy to sweep forward and play in Tom Ince. The shot was saved by David de Gea, but Mooy smashed in the rebound. If Lindelof was not entirely at fault for the first, he was for the second. Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, launched an aimless, unsophisticated punt downfield. With fear in his eyes, Lindelof back-pedalled further and further towards his own goal, watching the ball as if it were a live grenade. Average touch positions (0 min) Inevitably, he botched the header. Laurent Depoitre picked it up, rounded De Gea, and made it two. Mourinho admitted that he was “waiting for that mistake” in the first half. “It was Mata and Victor, but it could have been another one,” he said. “Because the attitude was really, really poor.” Mourinho sent for Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the break, changing shape to play three at the back, but still they struggled to create. Eventually, Rashford found enough space to head home Lukaku’s cross, but that was all United could muster, and it was nowhere near enough. 4:53PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:53PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:53PM FULL TIME That's it! Huddersfield have done it! The first time in 65 years that they've beaten Man Utd!  4:52PM 90 mins +4 The ball drops to Smalling inside the box. HE MUST SCORE! But it's blocked! Huddersfield hanging on! Seconds left! 4:51PM 90 mins +3 Ince comes off for Malone. Mourinho becomes ball boy to hurry up the play, De Gea punts it forwards, Huddersfield break but Williams is offside. Last chance saloon! 4:50PM 90 mins +2 Van la Parra has been brilliant since he's come on. He wins a free-kick wide right, Huddersfield take their time over it. Mourinho looks disheveled on the sidelines, his team aren't much better.  Van la Parra wins a corner! United don't like him at all, he's tricky and quick. Mooy comes across to protect the ball in the corner, van la Parra kicks the air as a trick and completely fools Young - that's one for the showboat YouTube reel - United clear it up the pitch and Schindler goes in with a diving header to deny Lukaku a run on goal. 4:47PM 90 mins De Gea gets away with one! He races off his line as van la Parra chases down the ball and only knocks the ball off him! Young slides in and blocks. This is tense!  4:46PM 88 mins United hurl the ball into the box and Lukaku goes for the header! The goalkeeper comes out to challenge, bumps into his own defender and Lukaku, spills the ball... and it's a free-kick. That's never a free-kick - goalies need protection but they're playing the same game as everyone else and in no way was that a foul. Huddersfield are scrambling the ball away now, everyone is in the defensive third. There's no out-ball and United just keep coming back at them. 4:43PM 85 mins Lindelof have made another dreadful error! The ball is hit high over his head and he stretches to reach the header, but only cushions it back towards Mounie. Matic can't get back to help out in time and Huddersfield have three men over! What a chance! But Lindelof recovers and intercepts. United win a corner and Mounie is there to block and clear. United come back straight away - can Huddersfield hang on?! 4:40PM 82 mins United are piling on the pressure! Gaps are starting to open up in the Huddersfield defence - they're getting tired now and United are throwing players forward. Young is a left winger, Valencia on the right. Everyone else attacking the penalty area. 4:36PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! The comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn't give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish! Huddersfield 2 - 1 Man Utd (Marcus Rashford, 78 min) 4:36PM 78 mins United have changed shape again to a 4-2-3-1. The three wasn't working anyway. Lingard drives down the left and is tackled, Rashford tries to ping passes together with Lukaku but gives it away. The ball comes in from the left, Herrera is there and flicks it on! This is a chance!!! But Lossl parries it away! Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ander Herrera, 76 min) 4:34PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:32PM 75 mins Clever play by Smith. He's being chased by Rashford in his own box, waits for him to get close and then goes down under the touch. Arguably, that shouldn't be a free-kick but it's universally accepted that this is just a thing that happens. Not for me, Clive. If you dive in your own area because you're in trouble, it's your own fault. That could even be a penalty since he dives on the ball and grabs it. 4:30PM 72 mins Credit: REUTERS Depoitre is substituted for Mounie and takes ages to leave the pitch. Huddersfield really taking their time over set pieces. Lukaku is very nearly played in with a through-pass but falls to the floor as he stretches to reach it, then lamely suggests he might have been fouled.  4:26PM 69 mins Huddersfield break quickly, Smith overlaps and is so unlucky that his pass into van la Parra is intercepted by Young. Corner. Young wins it, sends Mkhitaryan on his way and he gives it away before being tackled by Ince. The referee pulls play back for that challenge.  4:24PM 66 mins United still can't get the final pass right. Rashford bursts forward to get onto a through-ball that comes too late and is passed straight to the defence by Lingard.  Matic hits a hopeful high pass forwards but it's easily cut out. Mooy is booked for a challenge from two minutes ago when he slid in late on Valencia. 4:21PM 63 mins United aren't breaking out of their defensive shape quickly enough and Huddersfield race back to get behind the ball. Then the buildup play is way too slow and laboured, easy to predict and to defend against. But there's a chance! Mkhitaryan gets in behind! Rashford with a lovely little turn but waits too long to play in the Armenian and he goes beyond the defence. Offside. 4:19PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:18PM 60 mins Rashford turns Zanka with a clever little flick and is clothes-lined but the defender isn't booked. The free-kick is bent towards the six yard box, three United players try to break the offside trap but not well enough to avoid the linesman's watching eye and the chance goes. Young brings down van la Parra as he skips away on the right wing. Young knew exactly what he was doing there - a tactical foul. 4:16PM 57 mins Rashford drops deep to try and influence play but again Huddersfield crowd out United and limit the space. They have everyone behind the ball working hard to close the game down.  This is a very physical performance from United, it's lacking a creative spark and there's not an awful lot of football you might describe as... beautiful, say, going on.  Rashford rushes a shot while wide left.  4:13PM 54 mins Young has a shot at goal but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.  Out: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ashley Young, 54 min)   4:11PM 51 mins That's a bold move from Mourinho, using all his subs by half time but he's clearly not happy. Huddersfield defending deep in numbers still - space is hard to come by. Young is drifting into central positions now and even onto the right wing. I think United have switched to a back three, with Herrera the right-sided centre-back. 4:06PM 48 mins Martial and Mata were both booked at half-time! Rashford and Mkhitaryan straight on in their place. Mourinho isn't messing about here and has told his players to sort the mess out. 4:03PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back! What can Man Utd do to rescue this one? 3:55PM Analysis Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min) United don't really have options to change the game on the bench. Huddersfield are sat really deep and playing on the counter-attack, which means United can't really do the same thing, which was their strategy from the start. Now United need to control possession and create in Huddersfield's half, but they can't get Mata on the ball, Martial and Lingard keep dropping deep to get on the ball and Lukaku is the only one providing width. United looking ropey.  3:49PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:49PM HALF TIME Matic has a chance to score and bends one from 14 yards towards the bottom corner but the goalie gets down to turn it behind! The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle. Two individual errors have given Huddersfield the lead, United struggling to create. They already look pretty devoid of ideas. Will we see Mkhitaryan and Rashford in the second half? 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM 45 mins+2 Mourinho has already gone down the tunnel. I don't imagine he'll be delighted with what he's seen but United are now pushing to pull one back before the whistle. A corner is headed out for a throw-in and Lingard's lofted ball back into the middle is easy to defend against.  3:45PM 45 mins Van la Parra does really well to read a pass from Martial to Matic, intercepts and then carries it 60 yards up the pitch, turns back and wins a free-kick. David Wagner yells "one minute, concentrate!" to his players. Depoitre is keeping the ball in the corner, Young nipping away at him to try and win it back. Corner. 3:42PM 42 mins United's passing isn't very good and they keep gifting possession back to Huddersfield, who are just sitting back and inviting them forwards. Young tries to force a pass forward and again gives the ball away - United are too slow and not patient enough at the moment. 3:39PM 40 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES It looks like Kachunga is about to come off with some sort of injury. He hasn't been particularly useful today so far anyway. On comes van la Parra.  3:37PM 37 mins If you weren't sure, I can confirm that the home fans really enjoyed that goal. They are making a lot of noise. United now have Huddersfield penned back in their defensive third, Herrera goes down in the area - is that a penalty?! The referee says no!  3:34PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! OHHHHH what a mistake by Lindelof! That's a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn't get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal.  Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min)  Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can't do anything about it. He is not pleased. 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

Huddersfield 2 Man Utd 1: Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho's unbeaten run

Huddersfield Town had waited 65 years to beat Manchester United, but in the  end all it took was five minutes and one startled centre-back. A historic victory was secured by two goals, courtesy of two Victor Lindelof errors, and Huddersfield have breathed life back into a Premier League campaign  that had threatened to swerve off the tracks.  To win like this, and to follow up those gifted goals with such a dogged  second-half showing, is a credit to David Wagner’s work in these parts.  This is one of the results of the season so far, and it is one that will  leave United, and Jose Mourinho, reeling.  It was made all the more remarkable by the fact that United have been so resolute in their defending until now. Having conceded just two goals all campaign before this, they were looking to become the first Premier League side to clock up eight clean sheets in their opening nine games.  And if you were after an indication of just how quickly the tide can turn  in the Premier League, look no further than the fact that Huddersfield had  only scored one goal in their last six games. The form book was not so much  out of the window, then, as it was torn to shreds in the swirling West  Yorkshire winds.  For all United’s organisation and solidity this campaign, evidenced so spectacularly in that 0-0 draw at Anfield last week, Mourinho simply cannot countenance the sort of defensive errors made by Lindelof, who was cast  into the fray after an early injury to Phil Jones.  The poor Swede, making just his sixth appearance in a United shirt, might not be seen in the league again any time soon. For this was a little short  of an individual calamity, a five-minute meltdown that left his side scrambling for a foothold that never came.  Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS It was a furious, tempestuous start. United winger Anthony Martial lost his temper as early as the seventh minute, first lashing out at Tommy Smith  after he was dispossessed and then squaring up to him in the middle of the  pitch. Both were shown yellow cards and they were soon joined in the book  by Christopher Schindler, who dived in on Jesse Lingard.  In short, Huddersfield were up for this one. Elias Kachunga had their first half-chance with a back-post header, while a dangerous Mooy free-kick set nerves jangling in the United defence. Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic  screamed for calm from the midfield, but there was not coming, and the nerves soon turned to outiright panic. Jones went down holding his upper thigh, thumping the ground in  frustration, and on came Lindelof, the £31m signing from Benfica who has so  far been restricted to just one minute of action in the league.  Within the first 10 minutes of his Premier League career, he had cost his  side two goals. For the first, Juan Mata lost possession in midfield, but Lindelof could have bailed him out. He didn’t. Instead, he hesitated and backed off, allowing Mooy to sweep forward and play in Tom Ince. The shot  was saved by David De Gea, but Mooy smashed home the rebound.  Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) If Lindelof was not entirely at fault for the first, he was for the second. Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, launched an aimless, unsophisticated punt downfield. Lindelof, with fear in his eyes,  backpedalled further and further towards his own goal, watching the  dropping ball as if it were a grenade. Inevitably, he botched the header. Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) Laurent Depoitre picked it up, rounded De Gea, and made it two. That was as many goals as United had conceded all season before this. Mourinho, his collar popped against the wind, wasted no time. Off went Mata and Martial at half-time, to be replaced by Marcus Rashford and Henrikh  Mkhitaryan. There was also a change of shape, with Ander Herrera moved to an unfamiliar role on the right of a three-man defence and Rashford joining Romelu Lukaku in attack.  Average touch positions (0 min) The pattern was soon set as Huddersfield retreated deeper into their own  territory, happy to let United dictate the tempo. The ploy worked, with United at first restricted to just one wayward Ashley Young shot from range as the drizzle turned to downpour after the break.  If anything, the home side were the more likely to score the game’s third. United looked uncomfortable having abandoned their four-man defence, while  there was joy to be found from Wagner’s side after the break. Mooy was at  his tireless best, while Rajiv van La Parra caused problems in behind.  But as United turned up the heat, there was always going to be a wobble. Lukaku broke down the right, powering away from a couple of challenges, and whipping a cross towards Rashford at the back post. The England striker  made no mistake with his header, but that was all United could muster. The inquest will start now.  4:53PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:53PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:53PM FULL TIME That's it! Huddersfield have done it! The first time in 65 years that they've beaten Man Utd!  4:52PM 90 mins +4 The ball drops to Smalling inside the box. HE MUST SCORE! But it's blocked! Huddersfield hanging on! Seconds left! 4:51PM 90 mins +3 Ince comes off for Malone. Mourinho becomes ball boy to hurry up the play, De Gea punts it forwards, Huddersfield break but Williams is offside. Last chance saloon! 4:50PM 90 mins +2 Van la Parra has been brilliant since he's come on. He wins a free-kick wide right, Huddersfield take their time over it. Mourinho looks disheveled on the sidelines, his team aren't much better.  Van la Parra wins a corner! United don't like him at all, he's tricky and quick. Mooy comes across to protect the ball in the corner, van la Parra kicks the air as a trick and completely fools Young - that's one for the showboat YouTube reel - United clear it up the pitch and Schindler goes in with a diving header to deny Lukaku a run on goal. 4:47PM 90 mins De Gea gets away with one! He races off his line as van la Parra chases down the ball and only knocks the ball off him! Young slides in and blocks. This is tense!  4:46PM 88 mins United hurl the ball into the box and Lukaku goes for the header! The goalkeeper comes out to challenge, bumps into his own defender and Lukaku, spills the ball... and it's a free-kick. That's never a free-kick - goalies need protection but they're playing the same game as everyone else and in no way was that a foul. Huddersfield are scrambling the ball away now, everyone is in the defensive third. There's no out-ball and United just keep coming back at them. 4:43PM 85 mins Lindelof have made another dreadful error! The ball is hit high over his head and he stretches to reach the header, but only cushions it back towards Mounie. Matic can't get back to help out in time and Huddersfield have three men over! What a chance! But Lindelof recovers and intercepts. United win a corner and Mounie is there to block and clear. United come back straight away - can Huddersfield hang on?! 4:40PM 82 mins United are piling on the pressure! Gaps are starting to open up in the Huddersfield defence - they're getting tired now and United are throwing players forward. Young is a left winger, Valencia on the right. Everyone else attacking the penalty area. 4:36PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! The comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn't give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish! Huddersfield 2 - 1 Man Utd (Marcus Rashford, 78 min) 4:36PM 78 mins United have changed shape again to a 4-2-3-1. The three wasn't working anyway. Lingard drives down the left and is tackled, Rashford tries to ping passes together with Lukaku but gives it away. The ball comes in from the left, Herrera is there and flicks it on! This is a chance!!! But Lossl parries it away! Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ander Herrera, 76 min) 4:34PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:32PM 75 mins Clever play by Smith. He's being chased by Rashford in his own box, waits for him to get close and then goes down under the touch. Arguably, that shouldn't be a free-kick but it's universally accepted that this is just a thing that happens. Not for me, Clive. If you dive in your own area because you're in trouble, it's your own fault. That could even be a penalty since he dives on the ball and grabs it. 4:30PM 72 mins Credit: REUTERS Depoitre is substituted for Mounie and takes ages to leave the pitch. Huddersfield really taking their time over set pieces. Lukaku is very nearly played in with a through-pass but falls to the floor as he stretches to reach it, then lamely suggests he might have been fouled.  4:26PM 69 mins Huddersfield break quickly, Smith overlaps and is so unlucky that his pass into van la Parra is intercepted by Young. Corner. Young wins it, sends Mkhitaryan on his way and he gives it away before being tackled by Ince. The referee pulls play back for that challenge.  4:24PM 66 mins United still can't get the final pass right. Rashford bursts forward to get onto a through-ball that comes too late and is passed straight to the defence by Lingard.  Matic hits a hopeful high pass forwards but it's easily cut out. Mooy is booked for a challenge from two minutes ago when he slid in late on Valencia. 4:21PM 63 mins United aren't breaking out of their defensive shape quickly enough and Huddersfield race back to get behind the ball. Then the buildup play is way too slow and laboured, easy to predict and to defend against. But there's a chance! Mkhitaryan gets in behind! Rashford with a lovely little turn but waits too long to play in the Armenian and he goes beyond the defence. Offside. 4:19PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:18PM 60 mins Rashford turns Zanka with a clever little flick and is clothes-lined but the defender isn't booked. The free-kick is bent towards the six yard box, three United players try to break the offside trap but not well enough to avoid the linesman's watching eye and the chance goes. Young brings down van la Parra as he skips away on the right wing. Young knew exactly what he was doing there - a tactical foul. 4:16PM 57 mins Rashford drops deep to try and influence play but again Huddersfield crowd out United and limit the space. They have everyone behind the ball working hard to close the game down.  This is a very physical performance from United, it's lacking a creative spark and there's not an awful lot of football you might describe as... beautiful, say, going on.  Rashford rushes a shot while wide left.  4:13PM 54 mins Young has a shot at goal but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.  Out: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ashley Young, 54 min)   4:11PM 51 mins That's a bold move from Mourinho, using all his subs by half time but he's clearly not happy. Huddersfield defending deep in numbers still - space is hard to come by. Young is drifting into central positions now and even onto the right wing. I think United have switched to a back three, with Herrera the right-sided centre-back. 4:06PM 48 mins Martial and Mata were both booked at half-time! Rashford and Mkhitaryan straight on in their place. Mourinho isn't messing about here and has told his players to sort the mess out. 4:03PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back! What can Man Utd do to rescue this one? 3:55PM Analysis Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min) United don't really have options to change the game on the bench. Huddersfield are sat really deep and playing on the counter-attack, which means United can't really do the same thing, which was their strategy from the start. Now United need to control possession and create in Huddersfield's half, but they can't get Mata on the ball, Martial and Lingard keep dropping deep to get on the ball and Lukaku is the only one providing width. United looking ropey.  3:49PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:49PM HALF TIME Matic has a chance to score and bends one from 14 yards towards the bottom corner but the goalie gets down to turn it behind! The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle. Two individual errors have given Huddersfield the lead, United struggling to create. They already look pretty devoid of ideas. Will we see Mkhitaryan and Rashford in the second half? 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM 45 mins+2 Mourinho has already gone down the tunnel. I don't imagine he'll be delighted with what he's seen but United are now pushing to pull one back before the whistle. A corner is headed out for a throw-in and Lingard's lofted ball back into the middle is easy to defend against.  3:45PM 45 mins Van la Parra does really well to read a pass from Martial to Matic, intercepts and then carries it 60 yards up the pitch, turns back and wins a free-kick. David Wagner yells "one minute, concentrate!" to his players. Depoitre is keeping the ball in the corner, Young nipping away at him to try and win it back. Corner. 3:42PM 42 mins United's passing isn't very good and they keep gifting possession back to Huddersfield, who are just sitting back and inviting them forwards. Young tries to force a pass forward and again gives the ball away - United are too slow and not patient enough at the moment. 3:39PM 40 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES It looks like Kachunga is about to come off with some sort of injury. He hasn't been particularly useful today so far anyway. On comes van la Parra.  3:37PM 37 mins If you weren't sure, I can confirm that the home fans really enjoyed that goal. They are making a lot of noise. United now have Huddersfield penned back in their defensive third, Herrera goes down in the area - is that a penalty?! The referee says no!  3:34PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! OHHHHH what a mistake by Lindelof! That's a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn't get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal.  Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min)  Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can't do anything about it. He is not pleased. 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

Huddersfield 2 Man Utd 1: Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho's unbeaten run

Huddersfield Town had waited 65 years to beat Manchester United, but in the end all it took was five minutes of chaos and one startled centre-back. A historic victory, secured thanks to two first-half goals gifted by two United errors, breathes life back into Huddersfield’s season and potentially blows a hole in the Premier League title race. After a start to the campaign that had been defined by United’s defensive stability, here was the sort of meltdown that not even the most optimistic Huddersfield fan could have expected. United, having conceded just two goals all season, even came into this hoping to become the first side in Premier League history to keep eight clean sheets in their opening nine games. And if you were seeking more proof of just how quickly the tide can turn in the Premier League, look no further than the fact that Huddersfield had only scored one goal in their last six games. The form book was not so much thrown out of the window, then, as it was torn to shreds in the swirling West Yorkshire wind. Jose Mourinho did not hold back. At first he blamed the midweek trip to Benfica for tiring his squad, but then he let loose. He lacerated his players, questioning their effort and saying he “cannot even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor”. He also said it would be unfair to blame individual errors for the defeat, but the respective roles of Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, in particular, in both of Huddersfield’s goals proved vital. Lindelof, making just his sixth appearance in a United shirt, might not be seen in the league any time soon. The poor Swede, cast into the fray for an injured Phil Jones after little more than 20 minutes, was the game’s key figure for all the wrong reasons. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS First, he and Mata combined to allow the excellent Aaron Mooy to open the scoring, and then an inexplicable error let Laurent Depoitre double the home side’s lead. It would be unfair, though, to ignore the effort and drive, the relentless running and determination, of David Wagner’s Huddersfield side, who have been slipping down the table ever since they began the campaign with back-to-back wins. “They played how I like,” Mourinho said of Huddersfield. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. They played with everything and we didn’t.” Wagner, meanwhile, ranked the victory among his top three results at the club. “This is a very, very proud moment,” he said. “We know how huge this win is for us. I have not only enjoyed the result – I have enjoyed the performances the players have shown.” What this all means for the title race remains to be seen. This is United’s first major setback, yes, but there were enough obvious deficiencies - the lack of ideas going forward, the shakiness at the back - to suggest there could be more on the immediate horizon. Romelu Lukaku was again isolated up front, while Anthony Martial was a moody and peripheral figure until he was hooked at half-time. At least Marcus Rashford, the scorer of United’s goal, provided inspiration, but he was largely alone.  Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) And where to start with Lindelof? The £31 million centre-back, signed from Benfica in the summer, made it painfully, almost sorrowfully, clear why he has only played a solitary minute in the Premier League this season.By the time he was introduced to the game, it had already been a furious, tempestuous start in keeping with the weather. Martial lost his temper as early as the seventh minute, lashing out at Tommy Smith and then squaring up to him. Both were shown yellow cards, and they were soon joined in the book by Christopher Schindler, who dived in on Jesse Lingard. In short, Huddersfield were up for this. Elias Kachunga had their first half-chance with a back-post header, while a dangerous Mooy free-kick set nerves jangling in the United defence. Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic screamed for calm from the midfield, but there was none coming, and the nerves soon turned to outright panic. Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) Jones went down holding his upper thigh, thumping the ground in frustration, and on came Lindelof. Within 10 minutes, he had cost his side two goals. For the first, Mata lost possession, but Lindelof could have bailed him out. He didn’t. Instead, he hesitated and backed off, allowing Mooy to sweep forward and play in Tom Ince. The shot was saved by David de Gea, but Mooy smashed in the rebound. If Lindelof was not entirely at fault for the first, he was for the second. Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, launched an aimless, unsophisticated punt downfield. With fear in his eyes, Lindelof back-pedalled further and further towards his own goal, watching the ball as if it were a live grenade. Average touch positions (0 min) Inevitably, he botched the header. Laurent Depoitre picked it up, rounded De Gea, and made it two. Mourinho admitted that he was “waiting for that mistake” in the first half. “It was Mata and Victor, but it could have been another one,” he said. “Because the attitude was really, really poor.” Mourinho sent for Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the break, changing shape to play three at the back, but still they struggled to create. Eventually, Rashford found enough space to head home Lukaku’s cross, but that was all United could muster, and it was nowhere near enough. 4:53PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:53PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:53PM FULL TIME That's it! Huddersfield have done it! The first time in 65 years that they've beaten Man Utd!  4:52PM 90 mins +4 The ball drops to Smalling inside the box. HE MUST SCORE! But it's blocked! Huddersfield hanging on! Seconds left! 4:51PM 90 mins +3 Ince comes off for Malone. Mourinho becomes ball boy to hurry up the play, De Gea punts it forwards, Huddersfield break but Williams is offside. Last chance saloon! 4:50PM 90 mins +2 Van la Parra has been brilliant since he's come on. He wins a free-kick wide right, Huddersfield take their time over it. Mourinho looks disheveled on the sidelines, his team aren't much better.  Van la Parra wins a corner! United don't like him at all, he's tricky and quick. Mooy comes across to protect the ball in the corner, van la Parra kicks the air as a trick and completely fools Young - that's one for the showboat YouTube reel - United clear it up the pitch and Schindler goes in with a diving header to deny Lukaku a run on goal. 4:47PM 90 mins De Gea gets away with one! He races off his line as van la Parra chases down the ball and only knocks the ball off him! Young slides in and blocks. This is tense!  4:46PM 88 mins United hurl the ball into the box and Lukaku goes for the header! The goalkeeper comes out to challenge, bumps into his own defender and Lukaku, spills the ball... and it's a free-kick. That's never a free-kick - goalies need protection but they're playing the same game as everyone else and in no way was that a foul. Huddersfield are scrambling the ball away now, everyone is in the defensive third. There's no out-ball and United just keep coming back at them. 4:43PM 85 mins Lindelof have made another dreadful error! The ball is hit high over his head and he stretches to reach the header, but only cushions it back towards Mounie. Matic can't get back to help out in time and Huddersfield have three men over! What a chance! But Lindelof recovers and intercepts. United win a corner and Mounie is there to block and clear. United come back straight away - can Huddersfield hang on?! 4:40PM 82 mins United are piling on the pressure! Gaps are starting to open up in the Huddersfield defence - they're getting tired now and United are throwing players forward. Young is a left winger, Valencia on the right. Everyone else attacking the penalty area. 4:36PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! The comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn't give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish! Huddersfield 2 - 1 Man Utd (Marcus Rashford, 78 min) 4:36PM 78 mins United have changed shape again to a 4-2-3-1. The three wasn't working anyway. Lingard drives down the left and is tackled, Rashford tries to ping passes together with Lukaku but gives it away. The ball comes in from the left, Herrera is there and flicks it on! This is a chance!!! But Lossl parries it away! Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ander Herrera, 76 min) 4:34PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:32PM 75 mins Clever play by Smith. He's being chased by Rashford in his own box, waits for him to get close and then goes down under the touch. Arguably, that shouldn't be a free-kick but it's universally accepted that this is just a thing that happens. Not for me, Clive. If you dive in your own area because you're in trouble, it's your own fault. That could even be a penalty since he dives on the ball and grabs it. 4:30PM 72 mins Credit: REUTERS Depoitre is substituted for Mounie and takes ages to leave the pitch. Huddersfield really taking their time over set pieces. Lukaku is very nearly played in with a through-pass but falls to the floor as he stretches to reach it, then lamely suggests he might have been fouled.  4:26PM 69 mins Huddersfield break quickly, Smith overlaps and is so unlucky that his pass into van la Parra is intercepted by Young. Corner. Young wins it, sends Mkhitaryan on his way and he gives it away before being tackled by Ince. The referee pulls play back for that challenge.  4:24PM 66 mins United still can't get the final pass right. Rashford bursts forward to get onto a through-ball that comes too late and is passed straight to the defence by Lingard.  Matic hits a hopeful high pass forwards but it's easily cut out. Mooy is booked for a challenge from two minutes ago when he slid in late on Valencia. 4:21PM 63 mins United aren't breaking out of their defensive shape quickly enough and Huddersfield race back to get behind the ball. Then the buildup play is way too slow and laboured, easy to predict and to defend against. But there's a chance! Mkhitaryan gets in behind! Rashford with a lovely little turn but waits too long to play in the Armenian and he goes beyond the defence. Offside. 4:19PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:18PM 60 mins Rashford turns Zanka with a clever little flick and is clothes-lined but the defender isn't booked. The free-kick is bent towards the six yard box, three United players try to break the offside trap but not well enough to avoid the linesman's watching eye and the chance goes. Young brings down van la Parra as he skips away on the right wing. Young knew exactly what he was doing there - a tactical foul. 4:16PM 57 mins Rashford drops deep to try and influence play but again Huddersfield crowd out United and limit the space. They have everyone behind the ball working hard to close the game down.  This is a very physical performance from United, it's lacking a creative spark and there's not an awful lot of football you might describe as... beautiful, say, going on.  Rashford rushes a shot while wide left.  4:13PM 54 mins Young has a shot at goal but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.  Out: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ashley Young, 54 min)   4:11PM 51 mins That's a bold move from Mourinho, using all his subs by half time but he's clearly not happy. Huddersfield defending deep in numbers still - space is hard to come by. Young is drifting into central positions now and even onto the right wing. I think United have switched to a back three, with Herrera the right-sided centre-back. 4:06PM 48 mins Martial and Mata were both booked at half-time! Rashford and Mkhitaryan straight on in their place. Mourinho isn't messing about here and has told his players to sort the mess out. 4:03PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back! What can Man Utd do to rescue this one? 3:55PM Analysis Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min) United don't really have options to change the game on the bench. Huddersfield are sat really deep and playing on the counter-attack, which means United can't really do the same thing, which was their strategy from the start. Now United need to control possession and create in Huddersfield's half, but they can't get Mata on the ball, Martial and Lingard keep dropping deep to get on the ball and Lukaku is the only one providing width. United looking ropey.  3:49PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:49PM HALF TIME Matic has a chance to score and bends one from 14 yards towards the bottom corner but the goalie gets down to turn it behind! The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle. Two individual errors have given Huddersfield the lead, United struggling to create. They already look pretty devoid of ideas. Will we see Mkhitaryan and Rashford in the second half? 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM 45 mins+2 Mourinho has already gone down the tunnel. I don't imagine he'll be delighted with what he's seen but United are now pushing to pull one back before the whistle. A corner is headed out for a throw-in and Lingard's lofted ball back into the middle is easy to defend against.  3:45PM 45 mins Van la Parra does really well to read a pass from Martial to Matic, intercepts and then carries it 60 yards up the pitch, turns back and wins a free-kick. David Wagner yells "one minute, concentrate!" to his players. Depoitre is keeping the ball in the corner, Young nipping away at him to try and win it back. Corner. 3:42PM 42 mins United's passing isn't very good and they keep gifting possession back to Huddersfield, who are just sitting back and inviting them forwards. Young tries to force a pass forward and again gives the ball away - United are too slow and not patient enough at the moment. 3:39PM 40 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES It looks like Kachunga is about to come off with some sort of injury. He hasn't been particularly useful today so far anyway. On comes van la Parra.  3:37PM 37 mins If you weren't sure, I can confirm that the home fans really enjoyed that goal. They are making a lot of noise. United now have Huddersfield penned back in their defensive third, Herrera goes down in the area - is that a penalty?! The referee says no!  3:34PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! OHHHHH what a mistake by Lindelof! That's a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn't get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal.  Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min)  Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can't do anything about it. He is not pleased. 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

Huddersfield 2 Man Utd 1: Terriers capitalise on individual errors to end Jose Mourinho's unbeaten run

Huddersfield Town had waited 65 years to beat Manchester United, but in the end all it took was five minutes of chaos and one startled centre-back. A historic victory, secured thanks to two first-half goals gifted by two United errors, breathes life back into Huddersfield’s season and potentially blows a hole in the Premier League title race. After a start to the campaign that had been defined by United’s defensive stability, here was the sort of meltdown that not even the most optimistic Huddersfield fan could have expected. United, having conceded just two goals all season, even came into this hoping to become the first side in Premier League history to keep eight clean sheets in their opening nine games. And if you were seeking more proof of just how quickly the tide can turn in the Premier League, look no further than the fact that Huddersfield had only scored one goal in their last six games. The form book was not so much thrown out of the window, then, as it was torn to shreds in the swirling West Yorkshire wind. Jose Mourinho did not hold back. At first he blamed the midweek trip to Benfica for tiring his squad, but then he let loose. He lacerated his players, questioning their effort and saying he “cannot even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor”. He also said it would be unfair to blame individual errors for the defeat, but the respective roles of Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof, in particular, in both of Huddersfield’s goals proved vital. Lindelof, making just his sixth appearance in a United shirt, might not be seen in the league any time soon. The poor Swede, cast into the fray for an injured Phil Jones after little more than 20 minutes, was the game’s key figure for all the wrong reasons. Victor Lindelof had a terrible afternoon and was at fault for both of Huddersfield's goals Credit: REUTERS First, he and Mata combined to allow the excellent Aaron Mooy to open the scoring, and then an inexplicable error let Laurent Depoitre double the home side’s lead. It would be unfair, though, to ignore the effort and drive, the relentless running and determination, of David Wagner’s Huddersfield side, who have been slipping down the table ever since they began the campaign with back-to-back wins. “They played how I like,” Mourinho said of Huddersfield. “They played with everything: aggression, desire, motivation, sacrifice. They played with everything and we didn’t.” Wagner, meanwhile, ranked the victory among his top three results at the club. “This is a very, very proud moment,” he said. “We know how huge this win is for us. I have not only enjoyed the result – I have enjoyed the performances the players have shown.” What this all means for the title race remains to be seen. This is United’s first major setback, yes, but there were enough obvious deficiencies - the lack of ideas going forward, the shakiness at the back - to suggest there could be more on the immediate horizon. Romelu Lukaku was again isolated up front, while Anthony Martial was a moody and peripheral figure until he was hooked at half-time. At least Marcus Rashford, the scorer of United’s goal, provided inspiration, but he was largely alone.  Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) And where to start with Lindelof? The £31 million centre-back, signed from Benfica in the summer, made it painfully, almost sorrowfully, clear why he has only played a solitary minute in the Premier League this season.By the time he was introduced to the game, it had already been a furious, tempestuous start in keeping with the weather. Martial lost his temper as early as the seventh minute, lashing out at Tommy Smith and then squaring up to him. Both were shown yellow cards, and they were soon joined in the book by Christopher Schindler, who dived in on Jesse Lingard. In short, Huddersfield were up for this. Elias Kachunga had their first half-chance with a back-post header, while a dangerous Mooy free-kick set nerves jangling in the United defence. Both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic screamed for calm from the midfield, but there was none coming, and the nerves soon turned to outright panic. Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) Jones went down holding his upper thigh, thumping the ground in frustration, and on came Lindelof. Within 10 minutes, he had cost his side two goals. For the first, Mata lost possession, but Lindelof could have bailed him out. He didn’t. Instead, he hesitated and backed off, allowing Mooy to sweep forward and play in Tom Ince. The shot was saved by David de Gea, but Mooy smashed in the rebound. If Lindelof was not entirely at fault for the first, he was for the second. Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, launched an aimless, unsophisticated punt downfield. With fear in his eyes, Lindelof back-pedalled further and further towards his own goal, watching the ball as if it were a live grenade. Average touch positions (0 min) Inevitably, he botched the header. Laurent Depoitre picked it up, rounded De Gea, and made it two. Mourinho admitted that he was “waiting for that mistake” in the first half. “It was Mata and Victor, but it could have been another one,” he said. “Because the attitude was really, really poor.” Mourinho sent for Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the break, changing shape to play three at the back, but still they struggled to create. Eventually, Rashford found enough space to head home Lukaku’s cross, but that was all United could muster, and it was nowhere near enough. 4:53PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:53PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:53PM FULL TIME That's it! Huddersfield have done it! The first time in 65 years that they've beaten Man Utd!  4:52PM 90 mins +4 The ball drops to Smalling inside the box. HE MUST SCORE! But it's blocked! Huddersfield hanging on! Seconds left! 4:51PM 90 mins +3 Ince comes off for Malone. Mourinho becomes ball boy to hurry up the play, De Gea punts it forwards, Huddersfield break but Williams is offside. Last chance saloon! 4:50PM 90 mins +2 Van la Parra has been brilliant since he's come on. He wins a free-kick wide right, Huddersfield take their time over it. Mourinho looks disheveled on the sidelines, his team aren't much better.  Van la Parra wins a corner! United don't like him at all, he's tricky and quick. Mooy comes across to protect the ball in the corner, van la Parra kicks the air as a trick and completely fools Young - that's one for the showboat YouTube reel - United clear it up the pitch and Schindler goes in with a diving header to deny Lukaku a run on goal. 4:47PM 90 mins De Gea gets away with one! He races off his line as van la Parra chases down the ball and only knocks the ball off him! Young slides in and blocks. This is tense!  4:46PM 88 mins United hurl the ball into the box and Lukaku goes for the header! The goalkeeper comes out to challenge, bumps into his own defender and Lukaku, spills the ball... and it's a free-kick. That's never a free-kick - goalies need protection but they're playing the same game as everyone else and in no way was that a foul. Huddersfield are scrambling the ball away now, everyone is in the defensive third. There's no out-ball and United just keep coming back at them. 4:43PM 85 mins Lindelof have made another dreadful error! The ball is hit high over his head and he stretches to reach the header, but only cushions it back towards Mounie. Matic can't get back to help out in time and Huddersfield have three men over! What a chance! But Lindelof recovers and intercepts. United win a corner and Mounie is there to block and clear. United come back straight away - can Huddersfield hang on?! 4:40PM 82 mins United are piling on the pressure! Gaps are starting to open up in the Huddersfield defence - they're getting tired now and United are throwing players forward. Young is a left winger, Valencia on the right. Everyone else attacking the penalty area. 4:36PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! The comeback is on! Lukaku turns provider, doesn't give up on a lost cause, puts the ball on his left foot and curls a cross to the back post. Rashford heads in to set up an exciting finish! Huddersfield 2 - 1 Man Utd (Marcus Rashford, 78 min) 4:36PM 78 mins United have changed shape again to a 4-2-3-1. The three wasn't working anyway. Lingard drives down the left and is tackled, Rashford tries to ping passes together with Lukaku but gives it away. The ball comes in from the left, Herrera is there and flicks it on! This is a chance!!! But Lossl parries it away! Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ander Herrera, 76 min) 4:34PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:32PM 75 mins Clever play by Smith. He's being chased by Rashford in his own box, waits for him to get close and then goes down under the touch. Arguably, that shouldn't be a free-kick but it's universally accepted that this is just a thing that happens. Not for me, Clive. If you dive in your own area because you're in trouble, it's your own fault. That could even be a penalty since he dives on the ball and grabs it. 4:30PM 72 mins Credit: REUTERS Depoitre is substituted for Mounie and takes ages to leave the pitch. Huddersfield really taking their time over set pieces. Lukaku is very nearly played in with a through-pass but falls to the floor as he stretches to reach it, then lamely suggests he might have been fouled.  4:26PM 69 mins Huddersfield break quickly, Smith overlaps and is so unlucky that his pass into van la Parra is intercepted by Young. Corner. Young wins it, sends Mkhitaryan on his way and he gives it away before being tackled by Ince. The referee pulls play back for that challenge.  4:24PM 66 mins United still can't get the final pass right. Rashford bursts forward to get onto a through-ball that comes too late and is passed straight to the defence by Lingard.  Matic hits a hopeful high pass forwards but it's easily cut out. Mooy is booked for a challenge from two minutes ago when he slid in late on Valencia. 4:21PM 63 mins United aren't breaking out of their defensive shape quickly enough and Huddersfield race back to get behind the ball. Then the buildup play is way too slow and laboured, easy to predict and to defend against. But there's a chance! Mkhitaryan gets in behind! Rashford with a lovely little turn but waits too long to play in the Armenian and he goes beyond the defence. Offside. 4:19PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 4:18PM 60 mins Rashford turns Zanka with a clever little flick and is clothes-lined but the defender isn't booked. The free-kick is bent towards the six yard box, three United players try to break the offside trap but not well enough to avoid the linesman's watching eye and the chance goes. Young brings down van la Parra as he skips away on the right wing. Young knew exactly what he was doing there - a tactical foul. 4:16PM 57 mins Rashford drops deep to try and influence play but again Huddersfield crowd out United and limit the space. They have everyone behind the ball working hard to close the game down.  This is a very physical performance from United, it's lacking a creative spark and there's not an awful lot of football you might describe as... beautiful, say, going on.  Rashford rushes a shot while wide left.  4:13PM 54 mins Young has a shot at goal but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.  Out: Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Ashley Young, 54 min)   4:11PM 51 mins That's a bold move from Mourinho, using all his subs by half time but he's clearly not happy. Huddersfield defending deep in numbers still - space is hard to come by. Young is drifting into central positions now and even onto the right wing. I think United have switched to a back three, with Herrera the right-sided centre-back. 4:06PM 48 mins Martial and Mata were both booked at half-time! Rashford and Mkhitaryan straight on in their place. Mourinho isn't messing about here and has told his players to sort the mess out. 4:03PM KICK-OFF 2 We're back! What can Man Utd do to rescue this one? 3:55PM Analysis Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min) United don't really have options to change the game on the bench. Huddersfield are sat really deep and playing on the counter-attack, which means United can't really do the same thing, which was their strategy from the start. Now United need to control possession and create in Huddersfield's half, but they can't get Mata on the ball, Martial and Lingard keep dropping deep to get on the ball and Lukaku is the only one providing width. United looking ropey.  3:49PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:49PM HALF TIME Matic has a chance to score and bends one from 14 yards towards the bottom corner but the goalie gets down to turn it behind! The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle. Two individual errors have given Huddersfield the lead, United struggling to create. They already look pretty devoid of ideas. Will we see Mkhitaryan and Rashford in the second half? 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM 45 mins+2 Mourinho has already gone down the tunnel. I don't imagine he'll be delighted with what he's seen but United are now pushing to pull one back before the whistle. A corner is headed out for a throw-in and Lingard's lofted ball back into the middle is easy to defend against.  3:45PM 45 mins Van la Parra does really well to read a pass from Martial to Matic, intercepts and then carries it 60 yards up the pitch, turns back and wins a free-kick. David Wagner yells "one minute, concentrate!" to his players. Depoitre is keeping the ball in the corner, Young nipping away at him to try and win it back. Corner. 3:42PM 42 mins United's passing isn't very good and they keep gifting possession back to Huddersfield, who are just sitting back and inviting them forwards. Young tries to force a pass forward and again gives the ball away - United are too slow and not patient enough at the moment. 3:39PM 40 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES It looks like Kachunga is about to come off with some sort of injury. He hasn't been particularly useful today so far anyway. On comes van la Parra.  3:37PM 37 mins If you weren't sure, I can confirm that the home fans really enjoyed that goal. They are making a lot of noise. United now have Huddersfield penned back in their defensive third, Herrera goes down in the area - is that a penalty?! The referee says no!  3:34PM GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! OHHHHH what a mistake by Lindelof! That's a confidence shattering error. Lossl punts the ball long over the top, a largely pointless hoof towards Depoitre, but Lindelof completely misreads the flight of the ball, doesn't get anything on his header and completely misses it. Depoitre controls, goes around De Gea, who briefly considers chopping him down but decides against it, and slots into the empty goal.  Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min)  Smalling desperately slides into try and stop the goal but can't do anything about it. He is not pleased. 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

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  3:34PM GOAL! Laurent Depoitre adds a second for Huddersfield - it's now 2-0! Huddersfield 2 - 0 Man Utd (Laurent Depoitre, 33 min) 3:32PM 33 mins Mooy lunges in with a really poor slide challenge on Herrera but gets away with a warning, when really that should be a yellow.  DE GEA HAS JUST DONE A SOMBRERO! That's amazing. Depoitre chases to close down the goalkeeper, De Gea scoops the bouncing ball over his head and calmly passes out to Young. The man has skills. 3:30PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:28PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Aaron Mooy scores for Huddersfield! Mata gets the pass to feet but has hardly seen the ball all game and just loses concentration for a second. Mooy steals it off him, drives through the middle and gives it to Ince, who turns Lindelof inside out and shoots. De Gea parries but it falls to Mooy who finishes well into the empty side of the goal. Huddersfield 1 - 0 Man Utd (Aaron Mooy, 28 min) 3:28PM 28 mins Mata has dropped back to the centre-circle to try and get on the ball.. HE'S LOST IT! HUDDERSFIELD HAVE MEN OVER! 3:24PM 25 mins United have a three on two! Valencia absolutely pies Ince with a drop shoulder feint and then races forwards after a clever one-two with Lukaku on the right. He has Lingard and Martial to his left but nobody seems particularly sure what to do and Valencia's attempted low switched pass comes off a defender and the chance goes. And Phil Jones is injured again. He goes down off the ball and punches the ground in frustration. That's some sort of muscle injury by the looks of things and Jones hobbles off the pitch.  Lindelof comes on to replace him. 3:22PM Man Utd are dominating the ball so far Man Utd are making the hosts do the chasing - they've had 184 touches of the ball compared to just 94 for Huddersfield. Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:21PM 22 mins Lukaku hesitates as Martial runs into his space to attack the goal and misses a chance to get in behind the defence. The ball is moved wide left, comes back with whip and Lukaku takes it early at the near post with an acrobatic volley, but puts it wide. Credit: AFP  That's Smith going in hard on Martial before their little coming together. 3:19PM 19 mins Huddersfield are happy to sit back with a low defensive block, drawing Man Utd in and denying space by packing numbers behind the ball. Lingard gets stuck at the corner flag and almost exactly like in five-a-side, is hacked at from behind by the defender several times, and is knocked to the floor a few times. Eventually he falls to his knees and traps the ball between his legs... and the free-kick is given against him for obstruction. lol. Credit: REUTERS   3:17PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Huddersfield vs Man Utd 3:15PM 16 mins Martial trips Williams and could quite easily be booked for it. The referee tells him to be careful... this is a red card waiting to happen.  Huddersfield win a corner from their free-kick, Jones heads it away. The home side are battling for every ball here, it's a really high-tempo, energetic start and the crowd is LOUD, roaring them on. 3:15PM Huddersfield threaten for the first time Following the earlier Man Utd effort, Huddersfield register their first attempt at goal. Huddersfield vs Man Utd shots on goal 3:13PM 14 mins Huddersfield break quickly down the left, Valencia should be booked for trying to hack down Ince but the winger skips over it and gets a cross to the back post, which Kachunga heads back towards De Gea. There's a bit of heat to this match simmering away under the surface.  3:11PM 11 mins The free-kick flies over everyone and Young angrily gestures to his teammates for failing to move enough in the box. 3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

Huddersfield vs Manchester United, Premier League: live score updates

  3:10PM 10 mins FIIIIGHT! Well, not quite, but Martial and Smith have squared up to each other off the ball, doing the whole "bring it on baby" charade. The referee stops play and books both for being idiots.  Replays show that Martial kicked Smith off the ball after Smith had gone in high and way too hard on him with a slide tackle. That might heat things up!  Martial knocks someone to the floor shortly after and the crowd roar for another yellow. Young comes over to tell him to wise up. Lingard is then swiped to the ground by Schindler, who is booked, and United have a free-kick wide left. Two of Huddersfield's back four now have yellow cards... 3:07PM 7 mins Lukaku gets his first shot on goal! Matic finds him with a ball over the top, Lukaku holds off his man and shoots across goal but without enough venom on it to really trouble Lossl. Attempt Saved: Huddersfield 0 - 0 Man Utd (Romelu Lukaku, 6 min)   3:05PM 6 mins United pass around the Huddersfield half but are crowded out and concede possession. Huddersfield attack down the right wing but can't get anywhere, United win the ball back. Scrappy start. 3:02PM 3 mins Huddersfield are already taking their time over goalkicks. It's just started. It looks like they're going to try and make life difficult for United today, compress the pitch and slow things down.  3:00PM KICK-OFF Huddersfield get the game started. 2:51PM What to expect Hello everyone, welcome to our liveblog. Man Utd haven't been the most exciting team to watch in the world for their last few matches and are coming into this one off the back of a tough midweek fixture away at Benfica. Mourinho tends to keep things tight and look to steal 1-0 or 2-0 wins on the counter-attack on this sorts of occasions and has gone for the usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Huddersfield have found life difficult in the Premier League after a decent start and defeat here could put them in the relegation zone, if Leicester win their game. 2:34PM Starting lineups Huddersfield TEAM NEWS: #htafc’s starting line-up: Lössl; Löwe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, Kachunga; Depoitre (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 Man Utd Here's how #MUFC will line up for #HUDMUN... pic.twitter.com/Ej4u8YIJkl— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 21, 2017   2:31PM Preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. When is it? This Saturday, October 21. What time is kick-off? It's a 3pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? Because of the English football TV blackout, this one will not be broadcast live in the UK. However, highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can follow live updates here throughout the match. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Huddersfield Town Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United. The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner's starting line-up. Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week's defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out. Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri. Pick your Huddersfield team to play Man Utd Manchester United Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend's trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare. The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday. United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial. Pick your Man Utd team to play Huddersfield What are they saying?   David Wagner: "Maybe this is the right time, we have to make sure we are totally clear what made us strong in the past and we do not forget where we are and where we came from," Wagner said. "We should not make (this) one mistake, and I know our supporters will not make (this) one mistake. "Do not take the extraordinary as ordinary, do not take the unusual as usual. "If we start to expect these things, it will cause big problems. Our clear vision is that we still have no limits, but we do not have expectations that are unrealistic." Jose Mourinho: "I think it's my fault," Mourinho said of the criticism. "Because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. "Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. "We are going to lose matches, that's obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now. But, honestly, no problem." What are the odds? Huddersfield to win 17/2 Draw 15/4 Man Utd to win 2/5 What's our prediction? Ten wins and two draws hardly smacks of crisis but all eyes will be on whether Jose Mourinho adopts a similar bus-parking mentality as in last week’s wretched goalless draw at Anfield. Huddersfield have collected three points from their last 18. Prediction 0-2 Ian Whittell

How to Watch Huddersfield Town vs. Manchester United: Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

Manchester United will look to keep up its strong start to the season when they travel to Kirlees Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.

United sits in second in the Premier League with 20 points from the first eight games, just two points behind crosstown rival and leaders Manchester City. United have also been flying high in the Champions League, sitting comfortable atop with a perfect nine points through three games. Last weekend, United utilized a conservative game plan to stifle Liverpool at Anfield en route to a 0-0 draw before traveling to Portugal and beating Benfica 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Huddersfield Town, which was promoted by winning the Championship playoffs last season, sit in 13th place with nine points from eight games, but the Terriers are trending the wrong direction. After starting the Premier League campaign with two straight victories, Huddersfield is winless in its last six, earning just three points after that dream beginning.

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Jose Mourinho insists criticism of Manchester United is his fault – because people are used to him winning titles 

Jose Mourinho believes he is a victim of his own success and that his sea of silverware has led to him being judged more harshly than many of his peers. The Manchester United manager also reacted to recent criticism of his team’s defensive approach against Liverpool and Benfica by indicating that it is “difficult” for his side to play expansively in all matches. Mourinho arguably received more criticism for a goalless draw at Anfield last Saturday than Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger incurred after respective defeats to bottom club Crystal Palace and Watford. But as United prepare to face Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon hoping to record their 11th win in 13 matches this season, Mourinho believes he is paying the price for a gilded 17-year managerial career, during which time he has won 25 leading trophies across four countries. “I think it’s my fault, because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles,” he said. “Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that’s not a problem for me at all. We are going to lose matches, that’s obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now, but honestly, [it’s] no problem.” Asked if the criticism was born of jealously, Mourinho said: “I don’t care about what it is. I simply don’t care.” Mourinho has said he know his side cannot score four goals in each game Credit: REUTERS United have scored four goals in half of their past 12 fixtures, but whereas Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring side will look to play on the front foot in all matches, Mourinho was adamant he will adopt a more cautious mindset when necessary. “I know my team cannot score four, five or six every match. I know that, especially with a certain profile of matches, it is difficult for us to score a lot of goals,” he said. “We have to try to find balances and I’m really happy with what the team is doing. Critics - no problem.” Although Marcus Rashford is fit to face Huddersfield after being substituted with a knee problem against Benfica, United remain without Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw could also be missing against Huddersfield after neither reported at the Lowry hotel with the rest of the squad on Friday.  Zlatan Mourinho said he expects Ibrahimovic to return before the end of the year but again claimed he could not put a timescale on when Pogba would be back. The France midfielder is currently in Miami recovering from a serious hamstring injury that has kept him out for over five weeks. “I have no idea [when he will be back],” said Mourinho, who added that he is only a “moaner” when it comes to fixture issues and not injuries. “If you ask if he can play next week against Tottenham then I don’t know. I’m not telling you no, then he plays, and then you say I lied. I really don’t know. I expect Eric Bailly to be back next week. I cannot tell you about Fellaini or Pogba.” Asked why Pogba was in Miami and not continuing his rehabilitation in Manchester like Ibrahimovic, Mourinho said. “You will have to ask Dr [Steve] McNally. He is responsible for that. I’m not happy or unhappy [about it]. It’s not my responsibility. I’m in control of the players who are available.”

Jose Mourinho insists criticism of Manchester United is his fault – because people are used to him winning titles 

Jose Mourinho believes he is a victim of his own success and that his sea of silverware has led to him being judged more harshly than many of his peers. The Manchester United manager also reacted to recent criticism of his team’s defensive approach against Liverpool and Benfica by indicating that it is “difficult” for his side to play expansively in all matches. Mourinho arguably received more criticism for a goalless draw at Anfield last Saturday than Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger incurred after respective defeats to bottom club Crystal Palace and Watford. But as United prepare to face Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon hoping to record their 11th win in 13 matches this season, Mourinho believes he is paying the price for a gilded 17-year managerial career, during which time he has won 25 leading trophies across four countries. “I think it’s my fault, because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles,” he said. “Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that’s not a problem for me at all. We are going to lose matches, that’s obvious, and I can imagine we are going to have even more criticism than we have now, but honestly, [it’s] no problem.” Asked if the criticism was born of jealously, Mourinho said: “I don’t care about what it is. I simply don’t care.” Mourinho has said he know his side cannot score four goals in each game Credit: REUTERS United have scored four goals in half of their past 12 fixtures, but whereas Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring side will look to play on the front foot in all matches, Mourinho was adamant he will adopt a more cautious mindset when necessary. “I know my team cannot score four, five or six every match. I know that, especially with a certain profile of matches, it is difficult for us to score a lot of goals,” he said. “We have to try to find balances and I’m really happy with what the team is doing. Critics - no problem.” Although Marcus Rashford is fit to face Huddersfield after being substituted with a knee problem against Benfica, United remain without Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw could also be missing against Huddersfield after neither reported at the Lowry hotel with the rest of the squad on Friday.  Zlatan Mourinho said he expects Ibrahimovic to return before the end of the year but again claimed he could not put a timescale on when Pogba would be back. The France midfielder is currently in Miami recovering from a serious hamstring injury that has kept him out for over five weeks. “I have no idea [when he will be back],” said Mourinho, who added that he is only a “moaner” when it comes to fixture issues and not injuries. “If you ask if he can play next week against Tottenham then I don’t know. I’m not telling you no, then he plays, and then you say I lied. I really don’t know. I expect Eric Bailly to be back next week. I cannot tell you about Fellaini or Pogba.” Asked why Pogba was in Miami and not continuing his rehabilitation in Manchester like Ibrahimovic, Mourinho said. “You will have to ask Dr [Steve] McNally. He is responsible for that. I’m not happy or unhappy [about it]. It’s not my responsibility. I’m in control of the players who are available.”

Graeme Souness – 'I just grew up having this ridiculous belief in my own ability'

Introspection, you quickly grasp, is hardly Graeme Souness’s style. He’s no navel gazer, no what-might-have-been merchant. Why, he never so much as glances at his YouTube footage to be reminded of some of football’s most full-blooded moments. What you see is what you get: clarity, honesty, straight-talking. He’s a spontaneous sort. He has a wanderlust, he says, and was never cut out to be a one-club player or a one-club manager: do your best all the time and move on to the next challenge is his credo. And so he’s not overly interested analysing past mistakes. “My career has been the best part of 50 years. If I had to go through it all again, I’d love to, warts and all. There have been so many good things that they outweigh the bad. But I do have regrets. Who doesn’t when you get to 64 years old? “But I’ll say this, and it’s a ridiculous thing to say. I’m 65 next May, and I believe the best years are still ahead of me. I know that can’t be true with the life I’ve led, but that’s what I think.” Souness, of course, was one of the most fearsome men in the game. Still is, with his pointed Sky summaries taking as few prisoners as he did in his midfield pomp. Ask the unfortunate Lica Movila, whose jaw was broken in two places as he tried to mix it with Liverpool’s formidable anchorman during a European Cup semi-final at Anfield. Or poor George McCluskey, unlucky enough to come up against a wired-up Souness on his debut for Rangers at Hibs and was carried off before half-time. Or the dismissive Fenerbahce director who made the mistake of calling Souness a cripple after his heart surgery, prompting revenge in the incendiary form of him planting a giant Galatasaray flag in the centre-circle on their city rivals’ home turf after a dramatic cup final win. The list may not quite be endless, but it is undeniably long. Total Football Special: Graeme Souness 37:26 There is, though, one real regret – selling photographs on his hospital bed recovering from his operation to The Sun, published on the third anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Even now, from his despairing gesture, it’s clear that if there’s one thing he would change, it would be this. “I should have resigned,” he says. He was Liverpool manager at the time. And while Souness went on to have a successful enough career as a manager beyond Rangers and Liverpool at Southampton, Galatasaray and Blackburn, with less happy spells at Torino, Benfica and, finally, Newcastle, the heart operation at 38 and the aftermath was a watershed. He knew something had changed when, still recovering, he attended the FA Cup final win over Sunderland. “I had to get my own taxi from hospital in Manchester to the airport, and my own flight to Heathrow and own car to the team hotel in Hertfordshire. They were distancing themselves from me. I should have left then.” Archie Gemmill said that if I was chocolate I’d have eaten myself, and he was absolutely right. I was arrogant For the first time, this son of Leith, with his resolute self-belief – “Archie Gemmill said that if I was chocolate I’d have eaten myself, and he was absolutely right. I was arrogant” – had experienced what we lesser mortals feel. After a vertiginous climb – five league titles and three European Cups at Liverpool; two brilliant years at Sampdoria and then an astonishing turnaround as player-boss of moribund Rangers – his return to Liverpool came with a price. “At the hospital, I was determined to be the best patient they had. I did too much too soon. I collapsed when I got out of bed. I ended up being in there for 28 days with an infection. I can remember being the only person in intensive care. The night light was on and I could see a clock. I’m telling myself ‘Don’t go to sleep, because that’s how you die’. It was the only time I’ve ever felt fearful. “I’d love to say I became a nicer, gentler person. But I still fell out with people. “Do I think about lying in that bed looking at that clock? I should do. Do I remember how vulnerable I felt at that time? I think I’m lucky in that I can park things. I don’t dwell. I’ve got a selective memory. I only remember the good things. I don’t know what a psychologist or a psychiatrist would say about that.” Souness fought the world as a young man. But he is at loss to explain where this inner fire comes from. “Both my parents were mild, gentle people. I’m the youngest of three brothers. Neither of them is like me. I came from a working class family. We lived in a prefab. We had nothing, but we had everything, “I was out of the house at 12 to live with my grandmother, who was on her own, and I was expected to be the man about the house. At 15, I was living in digs in London after signing for Tottenham. Souness, alongside fellow Scots Kenny Dalglish (centre) and Alan Hansen, celebrates after beating Real Madrid to win the 1981 European Cup in Paris Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I don’t know where it comes from. I can’t answer it. It’s not in the gene pool of my family. I just grew up having this ridiculous belief in my own ability and it stands you in really good stead because what’s guaranteed in life are a few knocks and disappointments. I have never, ever gone into a game believing these people were better than me.”  He thought he should have been in the first team at Tottenham, and told manager Bill Nicholson so, but, even when offloaded at 19 to Middlesbrough, it never shook his sense of self. Quite the opposite. “It was my only setback as a player, and all it did was make me double determined to get where I wanted to be quicker. Four years later, I was sold for a record fee between two English clubs, and that’s for a holding midfielder – it’s the strikers that go for the big dosh. It just pushed me even more. I didn’t leave with doubts. I just thought ‘they’ve made a big mistake.’”  And what about, at 24, going into the Liverpool dressing room, packed as it was with big-name players and character – or men, as Souness prefers to call them – for the first time? “Not a problem. Remember, I wasn’t a bargain buy. So you know: ‘I’m here to show you how it’s done’. I was replacing Ian Callaghan, absolute legend. Took his No 11 shirt. Big boots to fill. Did I give it a second thought? Not in the slightest.” His return to Anfield as manager after the goldfish bowl of life in Scotland became too much was a rare mistake, he says. The right club at the wrong time, he says. “The culture had changed. No longer were the senior players in the dressing room having the influence on the lesser lads. I said to Ronnie Whelan: ‘What’s happened?” He said: “The young guys just don’t listen anymore.” I told him to kick them in training to make them listen.”  Souness carved out a career as a pundit following management Credit:  Sky Sports This was the first sign of a power shift – and what was to spell the end for Souness as a manager after he was sacked at Newcastle in 2006. He was handed a letter on the training ground, and decided he didn’t need it any more. In his new book, Football: My Life, My Passion, it almost appears as if his decision to leave management for good comes down to two words: Craig Bellamy. Though he admired him as a player, he found him infuriating. “I just got fed up dealing with the modern player. I don’t have the personality. I don’t have the patience. The modern-day manager has to be someone who is zero confrontational, and who lets everything go over their heads. You dare not fall out with any players today. Fall out with one, you fall out with half a dozen, and that means you’re falling out with – what? – £200 million worth of players. The agent tells the chairman you’ve lost the dressing room, and what’s he going to do? Pay up the manager.” He thinks it’s the best time to be a player – and points out the £300,000-a-week player is on 600 times the average wage, while he was on £125,000 a year at Liverpool in 1984, a twelve-times multiple then. Very average players are fabulously wealthy. Quick questions Of all the revelations in the book, the most surprising, perhaps, is that Souness loves to garden. The vision of him as a latter-day Capability Brown is difficult to reconcile, but even then there are echoes of Liverpool, where the Bill Shankly ethos ruled.  “If I were a street sweeper, my streets would be the cleanest in Britain,” Souness’s fellow Scot had once said. “I can cut my grass and think I’m not happy with those two lines and go and do it all over again. One regret I do have is about selling my house in Winchester. I was looking forward to designing my walled garden there.”  And so the uncompromising enforcer – ‘I had more to my game than being aggressive., I found football easy’ – comes across almost as avuncular. Don’t be fooled. You still cross Graeme Souness at your peril.

Graeme Souness – 'I just grew up having this ridiculous belief in my own ability'

Introspection, you quickly grasp, is hardly Graeme Souness’s style. He’s no navel gazer, no what-might-have-been merchant. Why, he never so much as glances at his YouTube footage to be reminded of some of football’s most full-blooded moments. What you see is what you get: clarity, honesty, straight-talking. He’s a spontaneous sort. He has a wanderlust, he says, and was never cut out to be a one-club player or a one-club manager: do your best all the time and move on to the next challenge is his credo. And so he’s not overly interested analysing past mistakes. “My career has been the best part of 50 years. If I had to go through it all again, I’d love to, warts and all. There have been so many good things that they outweigh the bad. But I do have regrets. Who doesn’t when you get to 64 years old? “But I’ll say this, and it’s a ridiculous thing to say. I’m 65 next May, and I believe the best years are still ahead of me. I know that can’t be true with the life I’ve led, but that’s what I think.” Souness, of course, was one of the most fearsome men in the game. Still is, with his pointed Sky summaries taking as few prisoners as he did in his midfield pomp. Ask the unfortunate Lica Movila, whose jaw was broken in two places as he tried to mix it with Liverpool’s formidable anchorman during a European Cup semi-final at Anfield. Or poor George McCluskey, unlucky enough to come up against a wired-up Souness on his debut for Rangers at Hibs and was carried off before half-time. Or the dismissive Fenerbahce director who made the mistake of calling Souness a cripple after his heart surgery, prompting revenge in the incendiary form of him planting a giant Galatasaray flag in the centre-circle on their city rivals’ home turf after a dramatic cup final win. The list may not quite be endless, but it is undeniably long. Total Football Special: Graeme Souness 37:26 There is, though, one real regret – selling photographs on his hospital bed recovering from his operation to The Sun, published on the third anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Even now, from his despairing gesture, it’s clear that if there’s one thing he would change, it would be this. “I should have resigned,” he says. He was Liverpool manager at the time. And while Souness went on to have a successful enough career as a manager beyond Rangers and Liverpool at Southampton, Galatasaray and Blackburn, with less happy spells at Torino, Benfica and, finally, Newcastle, the heart operation at 38 and the aftermath was a watershed. He knew something had changed when, still recovering, he attended the FA Cup final win over Sunderland. “I had to get my own taxi from hospital in Manchester to the airport, and my own flight to Heathrow and own car to the team hotel in Hertfordshire. They were distancing themselves from me. I should have left then.” Archie Gemmill said that if I was chocolate I’d have eaten myself, and he was absolutely right. I was arrogant For the first time, this son of Leith, with his resolute self-belief – “Archie Gemmill said that if I was chocolate I’d have eaten myself, and he was absolutely right. I was arrogant” – had experienced what we lesser mortals feel. After a vertiginous climb – five league titles and three European Cups at Liverpool; two brilliant years at Sampdoria and then an astonishing turnaround as player-boss of moribund Rangers – his return to Liverpool came with a price. “At the hospital, I was determined to be the best patient they had. I did too much too soon. I collapsed when I got out of bed. I ended up being in there for 28 days with an infection. I can remember being the only person in intensive care. The night light was on and I could see a clock. I’m telling myself ‘Don’t go to sleep, because that’s how you die’. It was the only time I’ve ever felt fearful. “I’d love to say I became a nicer, gentler person. But I still fell out with people. “Do I think about lying in that bed looking at that clock? I should do. Do I remember how vulnerable I felt at that time? I think I’m lucky in that I can park things. I don’t dwell. I’ve got a selective memory. I only remember the good things. I don’t know what a psychologist or a psychiatrist would say about that.” Souness fought the world as a young man. But he is at loss to explain where this inner fire comes from. “Both my parents were mild, gentle people. I’m the youngest of three brothers. Neither of them is like me. I came from a working class family. We lived in a prefab. We had nothing, but we had everything, “I was out of the house at 12 to live with my grandmother, who was on her own, and I was expected to be the man about the house. At 15, I was living in digs in London after signing for Tottenham. Souness, alongside fellow Scots Kenny Dalglish (centre) and Alan Hansen, celebrates after beating Real Madrid to win the 1981 European Cup in Paris Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I don’t know where it comes from. I can’t answer it. It’s not in the gene pool of my family. I just grew up having this ridiculous belief in my own ability and it stands you in really good stead because what’s guaranteed in life are a few knocks and disappointments. I have never, ever gone into a game believing these people were better than me.”  He thought he should have been in the first team at Tottenham, and told manager Bill Nicholson so, but, even when offloaded at 19 to Middlesbrough, it never shook his sense of self. Quite the opposite. “It was my only setback as a player, and all it did was make me double determined to get where I wanted to be quicker. Four years later, I was sold for a record fee between two English clubs, and that’s for a holding midfielder – it’s the strikers that go for the big dosh. It just pushed me even more. I didn’t leave with doubts. I just thought ‘they’ve made a big mistake.’”  And what about, at 24, going into the Liverpool dressing room, packed as it was with big-name players and character – or men, as Souness prefers to call them – for the first time? “Not a problem. Remember, I wasn’t a bargain buy. So you know: ‘I’m here to show you how it’s done’. I was replacing Ian Callaghan, absolute legend. Took his No 11 shirt. Big boots to fill. Did I give it a second thought? Not in the slightest.” His return to Anfield as manager after the goldfish bowl of life in Scotland became too much was a rare mistake, he says. The right club at the wrong time, he says. “The culture had changed. No longer were the senior players in the dressing room having the influence on the lesser lads. I said to Ronnie Whelan: ‘What’s happened?” He said: “The young guys just don’t listen anymore.” I told him to kick them in training to make them listen.”  Souness carved out a career as a pundit following management Credit:  Sky Sports This was the first sign of a power shift – and what was to spell the end for Souness as a manager after he was sacked at Newcastle in 2006. He was handed a letter on the training ground, and decided he didn’t need it any more. In his new book, Football: My Life, My Passion, it almost appears as if his decision to leave management for good comes down to two words: Craig Bellamy. Though he admired him as a player, he found him infuriating. “I just got fed up dealing with the modern player. I don’t have the personality. I don’t have the patience. The modern-day manager has to be someone who is zero confrontational, and who lets everything go over their heads. You dare not fall out with any players today. Fall out with one, you fall out with half a dozen, and that means you’re falling out with – what? – £200 million worth of players. The agent tells the chairman you’ve lost the dressing room, and what’s he going to do? Pay up the manager.” He thinks it’s the best time to be a player – and points out the £300,000-a-week player is on 600 times the average wage, while he was on £125,000 a year at Liverpool in 1984, a twelve-times multiple then. Very average players are fabulously wealthy. Quick questions Of all the revelations in the book, the most surprising, perhaps, is that Souness loves to garden. The vision of him as a latter-day Capability Brown is difficult to reconcile, but even then there are echoes of Liverpool, where the Bill Shankly ethos ruled.  “If I were a street sweeper, my streets would be the cleanest in Britain,” Souness’s fellow Scot had once said. “I can cut my grass and think I’m not happy with those two lines and go and do it all over again. One regret I do have is about selling my house in Winchester. I was looking forward to designing my walled garden there.”  And so the uncompromising enforcer – ‘I had more to my game than being aggressive., I found football easy’ – comes across almost as avuncular. Don’t be fooled. You still cross Graeme Souness at your peril.

Graeme Souness – 'I just grew up having this ridiculous belief in my own ability'

Introspection, you quickly grasp, is hardly Graeme Souness’s style. He’s no navel gazer, no what-might-have-been merchant. Why, he never so much as glances at his YouTube footage to be reminded of some of football’s most full-blooded moments. What you see is what you get: clarity, honesty, straight-talking. He’s a spontaneous sort. He has a wanderlust, he says, and was never cut out to be a one-club player or a one-club manager: do your best all the time and move on to the next challenge is his credo. And so he’s not overly interested analysing past mistakes. “My career has been the best part of 50 years. If I had to go through it all again, I’d love to, warts and all. There have been so many good things that they outweigh the bad. But I do have regrets. Who doesn’t when you get to 64 years old? “But I’ll say this, and it’s a ridiculous thing to say. I’m 65 next May, and I believe the best years are still ahead of me. I know that can’t be true with the life I’ve led, but that’s what I think.” Souness, of course, was one of the most fearsome men in the game. Still is, with his pointed Sky summaries taking as few prisoners as he did in his midfield pomp. Ask the unfortunate Lica Movila, whose jaw was broken in two places as he tried to mix it with Liverpool’s formidable anchorman during a European Cup semi-final at Anfield. Or poor George McCluskey, unlucky enough to come up against a wired-up Souness on his debut for Rangers at Hibs and was carried off before half-time. Or the dismissive Fenerbahce director who made the mistake of calling Souness a cripple after his heart surgery, prompting revenge in the incendiary form of him planting a giant Galatasaray flag in the centre-circle on their city rivals’ home turf after a dramatic cup final win. The list may not quite be endless, but it is undeniably long. Total Football Special: Graeme Souness 37:26 There is, though, one real regret – selling photographs on his hospital bed recovering from his operation to The Sun, published on the third anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Even now, from his despairing gesture, it’s clear that if there’s one thing he would change, it would be this. “I should have resigned,” he says. He was Liverpool manager at the time. And while Souness went on to have a successful enough career as a manager beyond Rangers and Liverpool at Southampton, Galatasaray and Blackburn, with less happy spells at Torino, Benfica and, finally, Newcastle, the heart operation at 38 and the aftermath was a watershed. He knew something had changed when, still recovering, he attended the FA Cup final win over Sunderland. “I had to get my own taxi from hospital in Manchester to the airport, and my own flight to Heathrow and own car to the team hotel in Hertfordshire. They were distancing themselves from me. I should have left then.” Archie Gemmill said that if I was chocolate I’d have eaten myself, and he was absolutely right. I was arrogant For the first time, this son of Leith, with his resolute self-belief – “Archie Gemmill said that if I was chocolate I’d have eaten myself, and he was absolutely right. I was arrogant” – had experienced what we lesser mortals feel. After a vertiginous climb – five league titles and three European Cups at Liverpool; two brilliant years at Sampdoria and then an astonishing turnaround as player-boss of moribund Rangers – his return to Liverpool came with a price. “At the hospital, I was determined to be the best patient they had. I did too much too soon. I collapsed when I got out of bed. I ended up being in there for 28 days with an infection. I can remember being the only person in intensive care. The night light was on and I could see a clock. I’m telling myself ‘Don’t go to sleep, because that’s how you die’. It was the only time I’ve ever felt fearful. “I’d love to say I became a nicer, gentler person. But I still fell out with people. “Do I think about lying in that bed looking at that clock? I should do. Do I remember how vulnerable I felt at that time? I think I’m lucky in that I can park things. I don’t dwell. I’ve got a selective memory. I only remember the good things. I don’t know what a psychologist or a psychiatrist would say about that.” Souness fought the world as a young man. But he is at loss to explain where this inner fire comes from. “Both my parents were mild, gentle people. I’m the youngest of three brothers. Neither of them is like me. I came from a working class family. We lived in a prefab. We had nothing, but we had everything, “I was out of the house at 12 to live with my grandmother, who was on her own, and I was expected to be the man about the house. At 15, I was living in digs in London after signing for Tottenham. Souness, alongside fellow Scots Kenny Dalglish (centre) and Alan Hansen, celebrates after beating Real Madrid to win the 1981 European Cup in Paris Credit: GETTY IMAGES “I don’t know where it comes from. I can’t answer it. It’s not in the gene pool of my family. I just grew up having this ridiculous belief in my own ability and it stands you in really good stead because what’s guaranteed in life are a few knocks and disappointments. I have never, ever gone into a game believing these people were better than me.”  He thought he should have been in the first team at Tottenham, and told manager Bill Nicholson so, but, even when offloaded at 19 to Middlesbrough, it never shook his sense of self. Quite the opposite. “It was my only setback as a player, and all it did was make me double determined to get where I wanted to be quicker. Four years later, I was sold for a record fee between two English clubs, and that’s for a holding midfielder – it’s the strikers that go for the big dosh. It just pushed me even more. I didn’t leave with doubts. I just thought ‘they’ve made a big mistake.’”  And what about, at 24, going into the Liverpool dressing room, packed as it was with big-name players and character – or men, as Souness prefers to call them – for the first time? “Not a problem. Remember, I wasn’t a bargain buy. So you know: ‘I’m here to show you how it’s done’. I was replacing Ian Callaghan, absolute legend. Took his No 11 shirt. Big boots to fill. Did I give it a second thought? Not in the slightest.” His return to Anfield as manager after the goldfish bowl of life in Scotland became too much was a rare mistake, he says. The right club at the wrong time, he says. “The culture had changed. No longer were the senior players in the dressing room having the influence on the lesser lads. I said to Ronnie Whelan: ‘What’s happened?” He said: “The young guys just don’t listen anymore.” I told him to kick them in training to make them listen.”  Souness carved out a career as a pundit following management Credit:  Sky Sports This was the first sign of a power shift – and what was to spell the end for Souness as a manager after he was sacked at Newcastle in 2006. He was handed a letter on the training ground, and decided he didn’t need it any more. In his new book, Football: My Life, My Passion, it almost appears as if his decision to leave management for good comes down to two words: Craig Bellamy. Though he admired him as a player, he found him infuriating. “I just got fed up dealing with the modern player. I don’t have the personality. I don’t have the patience. The modern-day manager has to be someone who is zero confrontational, and who lets everything go over their heads. You dare not fall out with any players today. Fall out with one, you fall out with half a dozen, and that means you’re falling out with – what? – £200 million worth of players. The agent tells the chairman you’ve lost the dressing room, and what’s he going to do? Pay up the manager.” He thinks it’s the best time to be a player – and points out the £300,000-a-week player is on 600 times the average wage, while he was on £125,000 a year at Liverpool in 1984, a twelve-times multiple then. Very average players are fabulously wealthy. Quick questions Of all the revelations in the book, the most surprising, perhaps, is that Souness loves to garden. The vision of him as a latter-day Capability Brown is difficult to reconcile, but even then there are echoes of Liverpool, where the Bill Shankly ethos ruled.  “If I were a street sweeper, my streets would be the cleanest in Britain,” Souness’s fellow Scot had once said. “I can cut my grass and think I’m not happy with those two lines and go and do it all over again. One regret I do have is about selling my house in Winchester. I was looking forward to designing my walled garden there.”  And so the uncompromising enforcer – ‘I had more to my game than being aggressive., I found football easy’ – comes across almost as avuncular. Don’t be fooled. You still cross Graeme Souness at your peril.

Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for Manchester United before end of the year

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be back playing for Manchester United before the end of the year. Ibrahimovic has been sidelined since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April.  But the Swede is stepping up his recovery at United’s Carrington training base and Mourinho is confident he will be back in action this year. Telegraph Sport reported last month that Ibrahimovic expects to be available again in time for the Christmas run of fixtures although he could return before then. “Zlatan is here, under our control, working as I would expect, so, so hard, but he's not back in a week or a couple of weeks,” said Mourinho. “Let's let him take his time and be back in the right moment. Do I think he will be back in 2017? Yes I do, but it's just a feeling.” Marcus Rashford will be available to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, despite being substituted against Benfica on Wednesday with a knee problem. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game against Benfica Credit: GETTY IMAGES But Mourinho was again unprepared to put a timescale on Paul Pogba’s return. The France midfielder is currently in Miami as he recovers from a serious hamstring injury but the United manager said he did not know when the player would be available again. “Paul Pogba is not here, I don't know when he comes back, when he is available, I don't know about it,” he said.  Like Rashford, Phil Jones is fit to face Huddersfield but Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are still sidelined and Marcos Rojo not yet ready to return following his own cruciate ligament injury in April.  “He's fit,” Mourinho said of Rashford. “Nobody else [is available], so we go with the same players. We have the same players as we have for the last match. “Everybody knows that every manager wants to have all the players available, then a question of the way you position yourself in relation to that the best way to do it.  Total Football Special: Graeme Souness 37:26 “For some it's better to remember and remember and remember that the team is not full strength, better to remember Player A or B is missing or Player B and C is important for the team. “The best way for us to do it is to speak about opportunities for others, trust for others and belief in others. It doesn't mean I don't miss the other players, it is just the way we try to do it.” Mourinho does not expect any complacency at newly promoted Huddersfield. Zlatan “We are silly if we don't know what is expecting for us, unless it's a new player in the Premier League, which we have only Victor (Lindelof),” Mourinho said. “Apart from that everybody knows the Premier League and knows what it means to play against newly promoted teams, is nothing new. Every team in the Premier League is good and thinks well, that they can win every match against every opponent. The players will be buzzing and the supporters will be happy to have a big club playing in their stadium.”

Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for Manchester United before end of the year

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be back playing for Manchester United before the end of the year. Ibrahimovic has been sidelined since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April.  But the Swede is stepping up his recovery at United’s Carrington training base and Mourinho is confident he will be back in action this year. Telegraph Sport reported last month that Ibrahimovic expects to be available again in time for the Christmas run of fixtures although he could return before then. “Zlatan is here, under our control, working as I would expect, so, so hard, but he's not back in a week or a couple of weeks,” said Mourinho. “Let's let him take his time and be back in the right moment. Do I think he will be back in 2017? Yes I do, but it's just a feeling.” Marcus Rashford will be available to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, despite being substituted against Benfica on Wednesday with a knee problem. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game against Benfica Credit: GETTY IMAGES But Mourinho was again unprepared to put a timescale on Paul Pogba’s return. The France midfielder is currently in Miami as he recovers from a serious hamstring injury but the United manager said he did not know when the player would be available again. “Paul Pogba is not here, I don't know when he comes back, when he is available, I don't know about it,” he said.  Like Rashford, Phil Jones is fit to face Huddersfield but Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are still sidelined and Marcos Rojo not yet ready to return following his own cruciate ligament injury in April.  “He's fit,” Mourinho said of Rashford. “Nobody else [is available], so we go with the same players. We have the same players as we have for the last match. “Everybody knows that every manager wants to have all the players available, then a question of the way you position yourself in relation to that the best way to do it.  Total Football Special: Graeme Souness 37:26 “For some it's better to remember and remember and remember that the team is not full strength, better to remember Player A or B is missing or Player B and C is important for the team. “The best way for us to do it is to speak about opportunities for others, trust for others and belief in others. It doesn't mean I don't miss the other players, it is just the way we try to do it.” Mourinho does not expect any complacency at newly promoted Huddersfield. Zlatan “We are silly if we don't know what is expecting for us, unless it's a new player in the Premier League, which we have only Victor (Lindelof),” Mourinho said. “Apart from that everybody knows the Premier League and knows what it means to play against newly promoted teams, is nothing new. Every team in the Premier League is good and thinks well, that they can win every match against every opponent. The players will be buzzing and the supporters will be happy to have a big club playing in their stadium.”

Champions League - S.L. Benfica vs Manchester United

Soccer Football - Champions League - S.L. Benfica vs Manchester United - Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal - October 18, 2017 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

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