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Europa League: Man-U trashed Rostov with 1-0 (Agg:2-1), progresses to quarter-final

by O. S David

Europa League: Man-U trashed Rostov with (2-1agg), progresses to quarter-final

Manchester United edged a nervy encounter with Russian minnows FC Rostov at Old Trafford to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Jose Mourinho’s side dominated for large periods, Henrikh Mkhitaryan shooting wide when one-on-one and Zlatan Ibrahimovic twice hitting the post before the break.

Rostov had set up to frustrate their hosts but, after United were disrupted by the loss of Paul Pogba to an apparent hamstring injury, they briefly threatened to snatch an unlikely lead when Sardar Azmoun forced a decent save out of Sergio Romero.

But, as the visitors became more adventurous, United hit them on the break, Ibrahimovic flicking the ball into Juan Mata’s path for the midfielder to fire home from close range.

A goal for Rostov would have sent the game to extra time but Romero again made a crucial save right at the end from Christian Noboa’s free-kick.

Find out on Friday who they will play in the quarter-finals, with the draw taking place at 12:00 GMT

 

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