Manchester United scratch victory against Luton in Premier League clash

Manchester United avoided a third consecutive home defeat as they laboured to a 1-0 win over Premier League strugglers Luton at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s side faced a frustrating wait for the breakthrough with Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho missing big chances at each end of the first half before Victor Lindelof grabbed the winner on 59 minutes.

The United manager has now overseen back-to-back Premier League wins for just the second time this season, moving United to within three points of fourth place, albeit having played a game more than their rivals.

United’s unfortunate run with injuries continued, though, as Denmark internationals Hojlund (hamstring) and Christian Eriksen (knee) were forced off early ahead of the international break.

Luton’s winless run extends to six games in the Premier League but they remain above the relegation zone on goal difference ahead of Bournemouth, who face Newcastle in the Premier League later on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.