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PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Man Utd

By Alistair MagowanBBC Sport
Luke Shaw was injured after 15 minutes
Luke Shaw was injured after a Hector Moreno lunge on 15 minutes

Manchester United had a luckless night in their Champions League opener as Luke Shaw suffered a double leg break during defeat by PSV Eindhoven.

Shaw was chopped down by Hector Moreno before being carried off early on.

After a long delay, Memphis Depay scored a weaving opener on his return to PSV, but in first-half injury time Moreno headed in from a corner.

PSV's Luciano Narsingh headed in a 57th-minute winner despite United dominating for long periods.

Unlike previous games this season where Louis van Gaal's side have struggled to turn their superiority into chances, they chalked up 17 shots on goal to PSV's six.

There were encouraging displays from Depay, who scored his third of the season, and Anthony Martial, who made his full debut following his wonder goal during the win over Liverpool last Saturday.

Poor finishing let the visitors down, although their biggest concern will be over Shaw who will now suffer a lengthy lay-off.

Manchester United dominated possession and territory but could not convert their chances
Manchester United dominated possession and territory but could not convert their chances

United hit by Shaw leg break

United started the game well but after 15 minutes they were rocked by the injury to Shaw, who has made a positive start to his second season at Old Trafford.

The England full-back burst into the box after riding two challenges, but as he bore down on goal he was scythed down by Moreno and from the Mexico defender's immediate reaction, it was clear that the injury to Shaw was serious.

Replays showed that his right leg appeared to be broken and after 10 minutes of treatment the 20-year-old was taken off on a stretcher to sympathetic applause from the PSV fans.

There was no punishment for Moreno, who equalised in first-half stoppage time.

With a lengthy absence to come, left-back Shaw's inclusion in the England squad at Euro 2016 must be in some doubt.

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay has scored all three goals this season in the Champions League

Man of the match Depay impresses on return

Depay may not have scored in the Premier League so far, but fresh from his £31m move from PSV to Manchester United in June, the 21-year-old looked at home on his return to the Philips Stadium.

The forward, who scored 22 league goals for PSV en route to the Eredivisie title last season, started down the left and linked up well with striker Martial, who showed no signs of nervousness despite his tender age of 19 and his £36m transfer fee.

Depay's goal was not dissimilar to Martial's effort at Old Trafford against Liverpool. Played through by Daley Blind, he cut inside, and beat Jeroen Zoet with some ease. When the scores were level, the Dutchman could have added to his tally after a smart one-two with Martial but struck straight at the PSV goalkeeper.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata wasted United's best chance in the second half and was ineffective at times

United fail to capitalise on dominance

In addition to their profligacy in front of goal, United were also guilty of contributing to both PSV goals. The first, which came from Moreno's header, bounced off Blind's head and wrong-footed Ashley Young, who was well placed to stop the initial effort on the goalline.

The second was well taken by Narsingh, who headed in a delightful left-wing cross by Maxime Lestienne, but Matteo Darmian was guilty of giving the ball away in his own half.

There was plenty of time to recover, and Depay had several chances to double his tally despite switching onto the right side during the second half.

Juan Mata was perhaps guilty of the worst miss by failing to control a chipped ball by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

There was plenty of encouragement for Van Gaal's side, who will face Wolfsburg at Old Trafford on 30 September before travelling to CSKA Moscow on 21 October, and Martial gave them added power and pace up front.

But they will be disappointed not to have earned at least a point on their return to the Champions League after a year's absence.

Manager reaction

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "It's the same game as against Swansea. We are dominating the game, we are creating chances and we are not finishing. The first chance they have, the corner kick, they scored.

"The second goal, we were attacking and then we lose the ball in the first phase and they scored. It's fantastic for PSV but for us it is very bad."


PSV Eindhoven

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Zoet
  • 4AriasBooked at 55mins
  • 5BrumaBooked at 71mins
  • 3MorenoBooked at 60mins
  • 20Brenet
  • 6Pröpper
  • 29Hendrix
  • 18GuardadoSubstituted forSchaarsat 72'minutes
  • 11Narsingh
  • 9de Jong
  • 16LestienneSubstituted forLocadiaat 86'minutes


  • 7Pereiro
  • 8Schaars
  • 14Poulsen
  • 19Locadia
  • 22Pasveer
  • 23Vloet
  • 30de Wijs

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 36Darmian
  • 12SmallingBooked at 67mins
  • 17Blind
  • 23ShawSubstituted forRojoat 24'minutes
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forFellainiat 75'minutes
  • 18YoungSubstituted forA Valenciaat 86'minutes
  • 8Mata
  • 7Depay
  • 9Martial


  • 5Rojo
  • 16Carrick
  • 20Romero
  • 25A Valencia
  • 27Fellaini
  • 28Schneiderlin
  • 33McNair
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Home TeamPSV EindhovenAway TeamMan Utd
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, PSV Eindhoven 2, Manchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, PSV Eindhoven 2, Manchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

  4. Post update

    Héctor Moreno (PSV Eindhoven) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Santiago Arias.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

  9. Post update

    Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stijn Schaars (PSV Eindhoven).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcos Rojo.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, PSV Eindhoven. Jürgen Locadia replaces Maxime Lestienne.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United. Antonio Valencia replaces Ashley Young.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Maxime Lestienne.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Maxime Lestienne (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Davy Pröpper.

  16. Post update

    Corner, PSV Eindhoven. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini replaces Ander Herrera.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ashley Young (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ander Herrera (Manchester United).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 15th September 2015

As It Stood


1Real Madrid11004043
3Malmö FF100102-20
4Shakhtar Donetsk100104-40


1PSV Eindhoven11002113
3Man Utd100112-10
4CSKA Moscow100101-10


1Atl Madrid11002023
3FC Astana100102-20


3Man City100112-10
4B Mgladbach100103-30


1BATE Borisov00000000
3B Leverkusen00000000


2Dinamo Zagreb00000000
3Bayern Munich00000000


2Dynamo Kyiv00000000
3FC Porto00000000
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv00000000


1KAA Gent00000000
4Zenit St Petersburg00000000
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