Second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield Town

It was far from a vintage performance from the Red Devils but Jose Mourinho will be glad to bounce back from a midweek defeat at Tottenham on a day when Premier League leaders Manchester City were held at Burnley in the lunchtime kick-off.

Mourinho recalled Juan Mata in place of Anthony Martial while Scott McTominay was a surprise starter in midfield ahead of Paul Pogba, who came on in the second half.

The home side engineered an early chance when Jesse Lingard burst through the middle and forced a decent save from Jonas Loessl.

McTominay was unfortunate not to win a penalty midway through the half when he was clobbered in the box by Terence Kongol, while Sanchez came close to a first United goal with a near-post drive that Loessl did well to keep out.

The hosts were left frustrated at the break but Lukaku broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the second half with his 19th goal of the season.

Mata was the provider, with his excellent left-wing cross being dispatched first time into the net by the Belgian attacker.

Midway through the half, Sanchez was felled in the box, presenting the Chilean with a golden chance to open his account for his new club.

The former Arsenal man saw his penalty saved by Loessl but he had the easiest of tap-ins from the rebound to make the points safe.