Good morning and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Manchester United at the Riverside Stadium. The hosts, without a win in 10 games, parted company with manager Aitor Karanka on Thursday and today represents an opportunity for caretaker boss Steve Agnew to stake a claim for the job. But it won't be easy as Manchester United look to get back to winning ways and keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive.
Premier League / Matchday 29
Riverside Stadium / 19.03.2017
End of 2nd Half
FULL-TIME: Manchester United return to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough. It wasn't pretty at times but it's job done for Jose Mourinho. Fellaini, Lingard and Valencia with the goals for the visitors. Gestede was on the score-sheet for Boro.
UNITED SUB: Matteo Darmain replaces Rashford for the remaining seconds.
GOAL! Oh my, Victor Valdes. It's a horrendous mistake from the Middlesbrough goalkeeper as he slips at the crucial moment and Valencia, who chased the ball all the way, is left with a simple tap-in.
But it's headed clear and now United break forward through Valencia...
Jon Moss needs some help from his fourth official after Gestede and Bailly go head-to-head in an off the ball incident. In the end he gives both players a talking to. Meanwhile, Boro have a corner!
FOUR minutes of added on time to play at the end of this intriguing contest.
CHANCE! Gestede does well to flick a throw-in into the penalty area for Negredo who tries a spectacular half-volley but he doesn't get the connection he would have wanted.
CHANCE! Jones does brilliantly to make a crucial last-ditch tackle on Negredo who had barged his way through a stream of United players.
We're into the final five minutes now. Boro have lost a little momentum and some United possession has taken the sting out of the home side.
Traore concedes a free-kick and United havea chance to pump the ball into the penalty area but Jose Mourinho has ordered all of his defenders to stay back!
United can catch their breath for a moment as De Roon fouls Carrick deep inside the away side's area and they'll take their time with this free-kick.
The visitors are almost playing six men in defence as they desperately try to cling on for three points here.
UNITED SUB: Lingard limps off and he's replaced by Anthony Martial for the last 10 minutes.
Now then, can Boro find a second? They've been well on top for the last 10 minutes and Steve Agnew's side are asking all sorts of questions about United's resolve.
GOAL! Gestede gives Boro a lifeline! Smalling fails to clear his line from Traore's cross and the former Aston Villa striker gets off the mark for his new club with a simple tap-in. Game on!
It's wave after wave of Boro attack now as Downing sends in another cross but he can't find any of his team mates. United are happy to get men behind the ball and try to catch the hosts on the break.
Traore gets past three United challenges, sends in a cross to the back post where Downing knocks it down for Gestede but Rojo does well to make an interception.