It was the first leg of the tournament. By winning the match, the team of Solskjaer Man Utd is on the way to the Europa League last eight. In the English Premier League, the most successful EPL club Manchester United is losing their track again and again. But in the UEFA Europa League, they have found an amazing victory. The Austrian club LASK faced the Red Devils earlier today in the round of the last sixteen.
It was the away match of the Red Devils in the UEFA Europa League. At the Linzer Stadion, earlier today, Manchester United simply destroyed the Austrian club by a 5 – 0 goal. SO, they have moved one step closer to the quarter-final of the UEL already. To avoid the infection of the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, earlier today, the match between them took place audienceless. In the close door match, the Red Devils won by a 5 – 0 goal.
From the beginning of the match, the Red Devils started to dominate the game. In the 28th minute, the Nigerian forward Ighalo led the guest team ahead. He was assisted by Bruno Fernandes. The goalkeeper did not get any chance to stop the ball. From the front of the box, the Nigerian star found the net.
Manchester United cruise past Lask 5-0 in their Europa League last 16 tie with Odion Ighalo scoring one and setting up another. United are now 11 games unbeaten in all competitions and haven’t lost since signing the Nigerian international. Favour pic.twitter.com/PGQZeR3skI
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In the 58th minute, by escaping a defender, the English midfielder went to the box. He did not give any room to the other defenders but found the net. Once again, LASK goalkeeper Schlager could not do anything but to watch. In the 82nd minute, with an amazing placing shot, Mata made the scoreline 3 – 0. The Brazilian star Fred assisted him.
In the three additional minutes of the game, the Red Devils scored two more goals and closed all the speculations. They confirmed the big victory. In the first additional minute, Greenwood scored the 4th goal where Chong assisted him. And in the 3rd additional minutes, Andreas Pereira scored the 5th goal for the guest team. Once again, the Brazilian midfielder Fred played the vital role behind the goal.
There were some quality goals from @ManUtd tonight but perhaps none better than this one from Ighalo🔥
United cruised to a 5-0 win against @LASK_eng in the @EuropaLeague
[ Credit: @VMSportIE ] #laskmun #ManchesterUnited #EuropaLeague#UEL pic.twitter.com/2yBA6ZyIip
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In the upcoming Thursday, the 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa League will be executed at the venue of Manchester United.
Manchester United’s ongoing Premier League season is not going as expected. They are holding the 5th position but wants to move into the 4th at least to secure their place into the next Champions League season. After the 29th round, the team has gathered 45 points in the Premier League. They are still three points behind than the Blues.