Can the Red Devils bounce back in Europe on Match Day 2?

The weekend was a great one for Manchester United fans. Not only did they beat Sunderland 3-0 but they also rose to the top of the Premier League table for the first time in more than two years. The win, coupled with Man City’s shock 4-1 loss at Spurs, saw United leapfrog their city rivals in the league standings. Anthony Martial has had a sparkling start to his United career, and £36m suddenly looks like a steal for the young French forward, instead of the overvalued panic buy that it seemed earlier.

Two weeks ago though, it wasn’t so rosy for United fans. They lost their Champions League opener against PSV in Eindhoven, and even worse, saw in form defender Luke Shaw hacked down by Hector Moreno, with the former now set for a long stint on the treatment table. To add insult to injury, Moreno even scored the equaliser in that game to cancel out Memphis Depay’s opener, and Luciano Narsingh’s second half winner ensured an unhappy return for Louis van Gaal to the Phillips Stadium. Continue reading