Manchester United were unconvincing in their first league game as Van Gaal handed starts to four of his five new signings and played the other later but it was a Kyle Walker own goal that won the game for Manchester United.
Schneiderlin, Darmian, Memphis Depay and Sergio Romero all started for Manchester United but struggled to impact the game as Tottenham controlled the early going. Manchester United struggled until the 22nd minute when Memphis Depay ran behind the Tottenham backline before squaring the ball to Rooney who loosely controlled the ball allowing Walker to tackle him and accidentally knock the ball into the net. Manchester United continued to grow into the game but neither side really showed moments of quality. Schweinsteiger was handed his Old Trafford debut in the 61st minute, coming on for Michael Carrick and Manchester United showed great defensive determination to keep Spurs out in the final 15 minutes.
Manchester United would be happy with the win but disappointed in the manner in which it came while Tottenham would take a few positives away from the game.