21:48

Job done for Louis van Gaal in his first European game as Manchester United manager. Plenty of signs that his side are still a work in progress at this early stage of the season, but there were enough positives knocking around too. More fine performances from Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling and the arrival of Memphis Depay as an attacking force at Old Trafford will have left the Dutchman pleased ahead of their return trip to Bruges next Wednesday.

Marouane Fellaini's last gasp header gave United a far comfier cushion heading into that second leg but it has been similarly close fought elsewhere across Europe this evening. The other scores from the qualifying playoff in full:

FC Astana 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

BATE Borisov 1-0 Partizan Belgrade

Lazio 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Sporting 2-1 CSKA Moscow

21:48

Job done for Louis van Gaal in his first European game as Manchester United manager. Plenty of signs that his side are still a work in progress at this early stage of the season, but there were enough positives knocking around too. More fine performances from Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling and the arrival of Memphis Depay as an attacking force at Old Trafford will have left the Dutchman pleased ahead of their return trip to Bruges next Wednesday.

Marouane Fellaini's last gasp header gave United a far comfier cushion heading into that second leg but it has been similarly close fought elsewhere across Europe this evening. The other scores from the qualifying playoff in full:

FC Astana 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

BATE Borisov 1-0 Partizan Belgrade

Lazio 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Sporting 2-1 CSKA Moscow

21:42

FULL TIME:

Manchester United 3-1 Club Brugge

21:40

Just as the ref was about to blow for full time, Fellaini makes it three. Memphis is again involved, digging out the cross to the far post for the big Belgian to nod home a very important goal. United now have a real cushion ahead of their trip to Bruges next week.

21:39

Goal! Manchester United 3-1 Club Brugge (Maroaune Fellaini)

21:38

It;s been a tame conclusion to this match from United. With Brugge down to 10 men they could have really gone for the jugular, instead it's barely looks like they have a man advantage. The Belgians will be happy enough if this stays the same.

21:31

Fellaini wants a penalty after De Bock swings an arm out to clear a cross, but the referee instead awards Brugge with a free kick. On replay, the big Belgian may have used his arm to bring the ball down before De Bock swung his across.

21:28

Rooney's evening is now over too; Maroaune Fellaini comes onto replace him with Chris Smalling taking the armband.

21:27

Nah. The free kick comes in and Claudemir does get his head to it but can't direct it anywhere near Romero's goal.

21:26

Chris Smalling is now shown a yellow after a foul on Obbi Oulare. A chance for Brugge to provide a twist in the tale?

21:24

The lively Hernandez robs Mechele of possession out on the right and the Brugge defender slides through the back of the Mexican in a vain attempt to get the ball. A second yellow predictably follows and Brugge will finish with 10.

21:23

RED CARD - Mechele (Club Brugge)

21:22

Final change for Brugge as Vanaken comes on for Vazquez

21:21

Hernandez does brilliantly just inside the box, flicking the ball out to Darmian who tees up Mata on the edge of the box. Duarte comes crashing through the Spaniard but Schweinsteiger is on the rebound before any foul can be given. His effort veers wide, however.

21:19

Brugge are looking a bit knackered here. That pressing from the first half has disappeared and twice in the past minute, two players have almost run into each other chasing the same ball.

21:18

United have a free kick about 30 yards out and Memphis has control of it. The technique tries is Ronaldo-esque, but the end product is well off target.

21:16

Nick Howson at Old Trafford

Bastian Schweinsteiger on for Manchester United in an attempt to exert a little more control and while Brugge have not lifted their foot off the accelerator, the success of their ventures into the attacking third is now far more varying. Brugge went through their third qualifying round after losing the first leg 2-1. Could they repeat that?

21:15

Another change for United and it's a first appearance of the season for Javier Hernandez, who comes onto replace Januzaj. Just under 20 minutes of the first lef remaining.

21:12

The ball now breaks to Schweinsteiger in the box but he can't react quick enough and Brugge hoof clear.

21:10

That was a wonderful flowing move involving Shaw, Mata and Rooney and Memphis really should have kept his effort down.

21:09

What a miss from Memphis! Shaw gives the ball away in a dangerous position but races across the pitch from left to right to win it back. The former Saints defender powers down the right channel, finding Mata, who clips a pass into Rooney inside the six yard box. The United captain's first touch has deserted him at times in recent days, but there is nothing wrong with this one, flicking the ball first time behind him into the path from Memphis. The Dutchman has the goal at his mercy for a Champions League debut hat-trick but miss-hits his volley over the bar.

21:06

United come straight back down the other end with Darmian and Januzaj combining neatly down the right. The Italian wins the corner, but Brugge scamble it away.

21:06

Big let of for United. Schneiderlin strokes a ball back for his goalkeeper to clear but Romero takes an age to come out and sweep it clear. Just as Oulare is about to close him down, he punts it clear, but only as far as another Brugge player on the edge of the box.Luckily for him, the referee has given a free kick for the challenge from Oulare.

21:02

Pass, pass, pass. United comfortably stroke the ball around the pitch, swapping from left to right. Mata then kicks it up a gear, slotting a pass into Rooney on the edge of the D. He tries to swivel and shoot, but gets too much on his shot and lifts it wide of goal.

20:59

Change for Brugge as Oulare comes on for Diaby up front.