Zorya Luhansk 0 – 2 Manchester United as Mkhitaryan scores first competitive goal for United with United through to next round as Ibrahimovic scores and Mkhitaryan gets first goal for the club.
Manchester United traveled to face Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League game on Thursday night and they needed atleast a draw to get through to knockout stages. Mourinho started with a strong lineup but they failed to get the breakthrough in opening 45 minutes having dominated the possession. However with Fenerbahce winning in other game they would qualify even if they lose.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan had previously scored a hat-trick at the Chornomorets Stadium for Borussia Dortmund. Manchester United reached the Europa League knockout stages by beating Zorya Luhansk as Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck a fine first goal for the club. The Red Devils dominated but long-range efforts from Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba were their best moments despite having 76% of first-half possession. But Mkhitaryan, who has now started three games in a row, dribbled from halfway to apply a cool finish after the break.
A key save from Sergio Romero maintained the lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic raced clear to slot home as United progressed behind Fenerbahce, who won at Feyenoord. In Monday’s draw, United will now face any of the other Europa League group winners or FC Copenhagen, Lyon or Besiktas, who all enter the last-32 of the Europa League having exited the Champions League.
Zorya Luhansk 0 – 2 Manchester United UEFA Europa League Match Highlights
- 45′ [ Half-time ] United dominated the opening 45 minutes with majority of the possession and passes completion ratio but they never really troubled Zorya keeper. It has been the theme for United in last few months and they need atleast a draw to ensure their passage to next round ]
- 48′ 0 – 1 Henrik Mkhitaryan scores early in second half to put put United and lead and put them in the knockout stages.
- 88′ 0 – 2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic raced clear to slot a goal home as United progressed.
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