Manchester United may not have set the Premier League alight with their performances, but they have managed to secure the highest number of points from their last five matches. The recent 1-0 victory over Luton Town marked United's consecutive league wins and kept them in sixth place, just three points adrift of the top four.
The hero of the game was Victor Lindelof, who scored the decisive goal in the second half. This win now takes United's tally to four victories in their past five league fixtures, although concerns about their overall display remain. Here are three key happenings that United fans may have overlooked during the match.
Late injury worry for Hojlund
Rasmus Hojlund suffered a late hamstring injury during the game and had to be substituted in the final 10 minutes. The Dane received on-field medical treatment before discussing the issue with manager Erik ten Hag and heading straight down the tunnel. Although United's next match is in 14 days, this injury is a cause for concern.
Sir Alex's emotional return
After the recent passing of his wife, Sir Alex Ferguson made his first appearance at Old Trafford since her death. The legendary former manager was seated alongside long-time associate Sam Allardyce during the match. It has been over a decade since Sir Alex retired from his managerial role at United, and his return moved many fans.
Pre-game protests against Glazers
Prior to kick-off, members of the supporters' group, The 1958, took part in anti-Glazer protests outside Old Trafford. The group had previously announced their plans, and their demonstration included displaying signs that called for the removal of the American owners. The Glazers are set to finalize Sir Jim Ratcliffe's 25% investment stake in the club during the international break.
Despite their lackluster performances, Manchester United have found a way to grind out results and collect valuable points. As the club navigates through a congested schedule, questions continue to loom about their overall level of play. However, United's loyal fans will hope for an improvement in both performances and results in the coming weeks.