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The Teams

UnitedDe Gea, Rafael (Smalling 59), Jones, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Kagawa, Rooney, Hernandez (Young 80). Subs not used: Lindgeaard, Büttner, Nani, Fellaini, Januzaj.

Real Sociedad: Bravo, C.Martinez, Gonzalez, I.Martinez, De la Bella, Zurutuza, Bergara, Prieto (Pardo 68), Vela, Griezmann, Seferovic. Subs not used: Zubikarai, Agirretxe, Ansotegi, Castro, Cadamuro, Ros.

23/10/2013 17:38, Report by Tim Oscroft
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The Reds are top of Group A on seven points, one ahead of Bayer Leverkusen. That's it from me for tonight, but stay with ManUtd.com for the match report, analysis in-depth and reaction to the game as well. Thanks for looking in.

FULL TIME That's it, United win 1-0 but there could have been a few more goals than the eventual final score line.

90 Real are on the attack but the Reds defence is solid as it has been all night, and time is nearly up.

90 It's been a decent match but a bit too close for comfort.

90 We're into three minutes of added time, and Evans does well to block Agirretxe to end a Real attack.

88 Rooney hits the deck in the area under challenge, but no penalty.

87 Great stuff from Giggs in midfield, bobbing and weaving away to set up a to cross to Rooney, but he's just offside as the ball gets caught in his feet.

85 Another chance for the Reds, as Rooney breaks away on the right, then pulls it back and the Real keeper elects to use his feet to get the ball away from Young.

84 Giggs defying the years late on to win the ball back on half way, then Jones is alert as Real break to deny Grietzmann.

82 Seconds later Young chances his arm with a left-footed shot that flies wide. We could do with converting pressure into a goal to put this one to bed now.

81 Rooney does work the keeper thus time, twisting away to shoot but his effort loops up and the Real stopper easily claims the ball to his right.

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