FULL TIME: Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United


Old Trafford thinks Carrick has found the back of the net with a fierce half volley from the edge of the box, but a deflection takes it just wide! Newcastle clinging on.


Smalling hits the post! Memphis' corner finds the big centre half who nods down towards the bottom corner, only to be denied by the wood work. Newcastle break straight away and it is three on two in their advantage. Cisse dances across Blind and drags a shot across the face of goal, just missing the far post.


Four minutes of time added on at Old Trafford.


Papiss Cisse is now on for the slightly knackered looking Mitrovic.


Rooney tries to muscle his way through in the box but is somewhat harshly judged to have fouled Colback. The United skipper loses his rag at that decision and hurls a few choice words at the referee.


Valencia smashes a volley on goal from point blank range but Coloccini somehow gets his body in the way! United throw the resulting corner into the box and the big Argentine is there again to head clear.


Memphis pulls out to the left and curls in a high cross. Hernandez is United's only man in the box and he is swiftly crowded out and Krul claims.


Krul denies Hernandez! Mata's weak shot is charged down but the ball falls invitingly for the Mexican in the box. He tries to find the far corner but Krul is quickly out of his goal to charge down the shot and keep his side in the game.


Antonio Valencia comes on for his first appearance of the season to replace Darmian while Chieck Tiote comes on for Perez.


Shaw drives through the middle and receives the ball from Schneiderlin but he can't get the right connection on his shot and Krul saves.


Carrick sneaks into a wide position down the inside right and is slipped through by Darmian. He picks out a fine cross to find Memphis at the far post but he gets his header all wrong.


Schneiderlin does wonderfully well to intercept in his own half before springing forward and curling a ball through for Rooney down the inside left. He curls one in towards the far post where Mata is running into space but the Spaniard can't keep his volley down and lumps an effort well over the bar.


Thauvin's first involvement is to be hauled down by Luke Shaw, who gets a booking for his trouble.


Florian Thauvin is on for Newcastle, replacing Gabriel Obertan.


Adnan Januzaj's afternoon is over, Javier Hernandez enters the fray to try and help his side spark into life.


Mata whips a corner into the box and it almost falls kindly for Smalling in the six yard box, but the ball skips away from him. United are in need of a few fresh ideas here.


United work the ball from left to right looking for an opening but Mata overcooks a through ball which Darmian tried in vain to get on the end of. Michael Carrick looks like he is about to come on.


Hairdara down the other end slips past Darmian and wins a corner for his side. Blind gets a touch to just about guide it away. It's been a tame start to this half, Newcastle United very much on lockdown with United struggling to break them down.


Darmian plays a neat one two with Mata and scampers down the byline on the right, only for Perez to get back to him and put the ball out for a corner. United opt for a short one, but it eventually comes to nothing.


And we are back underway for the second half at Old Trafford.


HALF TIME: Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United


United find themselves on the attack in a three on three situation but the move slows right down when the ball is pushed out wide to Mata. He tries to feed it back to Memphis whose approaching the edge of the box but he can't take the ball in his stride and Newcastle come away with the ball.


Smalling cuts the ball out from Wijnaldum's path but his clearance only gets as far as Perez who hits a low effort on goal. It veers just wide with Romero choosing to let it go, but the referee gives the corner anyway, but Newcastle waste it anyway.