Feyenoord 1-0 Manchester United

  • Tonny Vilhena puts Feyenoord ahead with smart finish.
  • Ex-Liverpool players Dirk Kuyt and Brad Jones named in Feyenoord team
  • Captain Wayne Rooney omitted from travelling squad
  • Twelve matches kicking off at 6pm on opening matchday.
  • Southampton vs Sparta Prague one of 11 games starting at 8:05pm.
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Eight changes for United tonight, and they looked every part a team who have not played much football this season. It will be interesting to hear from Jose Mourinho, who became increasingly irate as the game wore on.

We'll have all the reaction from this game and a round-up from all the Europa League action to come, but until next time it's goodnight.


Full time: Feyenoord 1-0 Manchester United

Eric Bailly sees his header cleared off the line from the final attack, and Feyenoord survive and claim a famous win over Manchester United. Tommy Vilhena scored the crucial goal late in the second half and it ensures Jose Mourinho has now suffered successive defeats as United boss, after Saturday's derby loss to Manchester City.


United corner in the final minute of added time. De Gea goes up..


Zlatan Ibrahimovic with maybe the last chance for United. The Swede hits a free-kick from fully 25 yards and though Brad Jones parries the ball, he grabs it at the second attempt before the rebound can be converted.


Ashley Young floats a free-kick wide on the left-hand side over everyone in the penalty area and behind Brad Jones' goal. Feyenoord look like holding out here without really breaking sweat.


Not the only surprise result in Holland tonight....


At last a little bit of emotion from Mourinho, who is obviously not overly impressed by this display or the result which is loomed. Around six minutes away from successive defeats as United boss.


Goal: Feyenoord 1-0 Manchester United (Tonny Trindade)

Jose Mourinho facing defeat in his first match as Manchester United manager. Feyenoord grab a deserved lead as Jorgensen escapes being given offside, and pulls the ball back for Vilhena who is totally untracked and he places the ball beyond De Gea.


Brad Jones, who has been pretty solid tonight, miss-kicks from the floor and the ball comes to Memphis. It sits up nicely for the Dutchman has been unleashes a volley which goes miles over.


Marcos Rojo has been call over the place at times tonight and he is caught out twice but substitute Bilal Başaçıkoğlu. First by the ball over his shoulder and then as the Turkish winger cuts inside and shoots towards the near post by De Gea sees the ball behind.


The changes have not had much of an initial impact, bar an Ibrahimovic knock-down after which a foul was awarded, and Feyenoord continue to grow as a force in this game as we enter the final 20 minutes. Jorgensen has caused lots of problems with his strength and he wriggles away from Smalling before his shot is blocked by the England defender.


Here come the trio, and it is Rashford, Martial and Mata who make way. Can that help turnaround this United display?


We reach the hour mark and Jose Mourinho prepares three substitutions. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Memphis Depay and Ashley Young all being prepped. Some statement.


In the other game in United's group, Zorya have taken the lead against Fenerbahce through Dmytro Grechyshkin's goal. This game now one of only two without a goal. Typical.


Karim El Ahmadi, formally of Aston Villa, shoots well wide of the United goal but the effort gets a huge reception from the Feyenoord crowd. Not a hint of trouble coming from the stands it must be said, just a huge amount of noise.


You might take the lack of updates since the second half began as a sign; it hasn't yet caught alight. There will come a point, if that hasn't come already, where Feyenoord will settle for the draw and that might see United finally enjoy some possession and a bit of pressure.


United get the second half underway, with Mourinho's words surely still in their minds. The Portuguese coach took his seat for the second period way before any of his players re-emerged.


Lots of goals in the other 11 Europa League ties which kicked off at 6pm. Here is a rundown of the half-time scores.


Half time: Feyenoord 0-0 Manchester United

Jose Mourinho sets off on the jog across the De Kuip surface upon the half time whistle going, and as well he might after a dreary first half display from his United team. Not the reaction from the derby defeat he will have wanted. Feyenoord have grown as a force as the game has worn on and Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be much the happier of the two managers.


Food for thought for Mourinho...


Has to be said this hasn't been a classic first half. Two shots on target, one from either side, to speak of and not a whole lot else. Having said that, Feyenoord will be much the happier having kept the likes of Martial and Pogba pretty quiet throughout the half.


The hosts should be ahead. United sit very deep through an extended period of Feyenoord possession. It allows Kongolo to roll the ball across the penalty area and Berghuis comes onto it, but blazes over.


More or less on the money after the first 38 minutes. Feyenoord more of a force in this game.


Rashford looking a little isolated it must be said and when he does get a bit of space he is immediately taken out by the nearest Feyenoord defender. Jan-Arie van der Heijden has constantly infringed but he continues to escape going into the referee's notebook.