Sunday, 10 May 2015

September: Players bedding in

United begin the month with another match against a newly promoted side as QPR visit Old Trafford on the 14th but Harry Redknapp's side are blown away by a United side who record their first win under Louis van Gaal.

Goals from Herrera, Di Maria, Mata and Rooney kick-start the season for a Reds side who hand debuts to four summer signings (Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind all start and Falcao later comes off the bench).

Unfortunately, though, the Reds are left with a feeling of "back to the drawing board" after their next match at Leicester as United are stunned by a late collapse that sees the Foxes win
5-3.
Herrera, Di Maria and a first goal of the season for Robin van Persie put the Reds 3-1 ahead with 20 minutes remaining, but Tyler Blackett is sent off and the Foxes take advantage of defensive chaos and record an incredible come from behind victory.

The Reds end the month with a hard-earned win against Sam Allardyce's West Ham United in a dramatic game that sees Rooney put United ahead and Van Persie double the lead before Diafra Sakho pulls a goal back for the Hammers.
Rooney is then sent off and Van Gaal's side are forced to dig deep to hang on for victory in a match that sees the United debut of £30million full back Luke Shaw.

Youth team graduate Paddy McNair impresses on his debut and fellow academy prospect Tom Thorpe also enjoys a brief taste of first team action. 

The Reds finish the month in seventh place, eight points behind leaders Chelsea. 

September: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, Goals For 9, Goals Against 6
Top scorers: Rooney/Van Persie/Herrera/Di Maria (2 each) 

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