United had a 2-0 lead in the opening half-hour thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Nani, but Mohd Amri Yahyah equalized on the stroke of half-time before tying the game seven minutes later. Michael Owen then scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 85th minute to seal the victory. This achievement made him the sixth player from outside the UK to score for United.
Amri Yahyah came through the ranks at Old Trafford and made his debut in 1999 at the age of 17 years and 311 days old. He went on to make over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Liverpool in 2004.
Yahyah's goal against Newcastle came just four days after his 23rd birthday. That makes him the youngest player ever to score for Man United.
He remains the only player born in the 1980s to score for United.
Amri Yahyah grew up in a refugee camp in Kuwait following the invasion by Iraq. His family moved to England when he was eight years old and he began playing football there. He signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in 2003 and went on to earn five caps for the national team. In 2007, he moved to Liverpool for £4.5 million ($7.1 million).
On November 4th, he scored his second goal in a 3-0 win over Portsmouth, his first goal at United's Old Trafford stadium. On December 6th, he scored his first Champions League goal for Manchester United against Benfica in the Group Stage, which United won 3-1. This was also his 100th appearance for Man United.
Vidic joined United as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe and has since made over 150 appearances for the club. He is currently the captain of Man United.
Vidic was born on January 4th, 1984 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He started out playing football with local side FK Zemun before moving to England in 2003 to join Premier League club Manchester United. He signed his first professional contract with United on April 1st, 2004. After making an immediate impact at United, helping the team to their first Premiership title in four years, Vidic was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005.
After three more seasons with United, during which time he helped them to further titles in 2006-07 and 2007-08, Vidic decided to call it a day after making 200 appearances for the Red Devils. He announced his retirement from football on March 17th, 2010. However, he came back into the squad shortly after and has been a regular ever since then. He has so far won two FA Cups with Man United and one League Cup.
United's first game in the new Premier League came against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, which they lost 2-1, with the South Yorkshire club's striker, Brian Deane, earning the distinction of scoring the league's very first goal.
Sheffield United had been elected to the new top flight by their fellow clubs because they were considered to be "the best team in England outside of London". The match took place on August 16, 1995. It was also United's first game back in English football after being expelled from the FA Cup for financial reasons.
The game attracted a record crowd for a debut fixture in England: 75,000 people turned up to see Bramall Lane completely fill with red and white flags to show support for the new team.
It took United until their fourth game in the season to win their first match, when they defeated Leeds 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a Paul Scholes goal. That was followed by another home victory over Derby County (3-0).
In November 1995, United traveled to Turf Moor, the home ground of Burnley, for their first meeting with a Premier League side other than Sheffield United. A Peter Schmeichel goal gave United a 1-0 lead at the break, but that was enough to secure a 3-1 win for Burnley.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the only goal in Arsenal's 1-0 Community Shield victory over Chelsea on August 2, 2015. His solitary league goal that season came against Bournemouth, his first for Arsenal in a league match away from home. The young Englishman had come on as a substitute in the previous match and scored with a calm finish after just three minutes on the pitch.
It was his second career Community Shield appearance. He also scored in the 2013 edition of this pre-season tournament when he was with Liverpool. Oxlade-Chamberlain has since become one of Arsenal's main players under manager Arsène Wenger and has been named in England national team squads twice.
He made his debut for the club in 2010 at the age of 18 years and 311 days, coming on as a late substitute in their 4-1 win over Manchester City. At the time, he became the youngest player to appear in the Premier League history. Since then he has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions.
His early career was plagued by injuries but he managed to stay in the Liverpool first team picture until 2014, when he moved to Emirates Stadium. There he has been used mostly as a winger or forward and has won several trophies with the club including the FA Cup in his first season.
He scored his first goal of the season in a 4-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Yeovil Town on January 26, 2018. He scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 triumph over Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on April 21. Herrera was named to Manchester United's starting eleven following the November international break. He played 70 minutes before being replaced by Scott McTominay as a half time substitute in a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool at Old Trafford on May 6.
Herrera became the second player after Cristiano Ronaldo to score in his debut season with Man United when he netted in a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on August 17, 2017. The goal also earned him a place in Spain's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Israel. He played 75 minutes before being substituted out in the same match.
Herrera scored his first league goal of the season on August 24, 2017, in a 3-0 home win over West Ham United. He opened the scoring after just six minutes when he met Paul Pogba's free kick from outside the area with a powerful header past goalkeeper Adrian into the net. It was also his only assist of the season.
Including the La Liga campaign, Herrera has now scored nine goals in all competitions this season. He joined Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao in July 2016 for £28 million ($37.4 million).