Man Utd vs Anderlecht 2-1 (3-2) Man Utd needed an extra-time goal from Marcus Rashford to see them through into the Europa League semi-fi...
Man Utd needed an extra-time goal from Marcus Rashford to see them through into the Europa League semi-final in the game against Anderlecht.
The Red Devils took the lead when Henrikh Mkhitaryan powered in the opener in the 10th minute. It would be the Armenian's fifth goal in the competition this season.
But Man Utd would give up the lead and their away goal advantage when in the 32nd minute, Sofiane Hanni would scramble in an equaliser after a shot from outside the box had come off the crossbar.
The goal silenced the Old Trafford faithful as fans of Man Utd feared the worst.
Both teams would return after the break and it would be a quite familiar story with Man Utd this season. Jose's men would create numerous chances but would fail to convert leaving the tie very much open to the threats of Anderlecht's counter-attacks.
The scoreline would remain the same and both teams would proceed to extra-time.
Man Utd were facing the possibility of a penalty contest but Marcus Rashford would redeem himself after missing chances with a nice finish from a Fellaini knockdown. The youngster showed good composure to turn the ball onto his weaker foot and find the bottom corner of the opposition's goal.
It would prove just enough as the Red Devils were able to hold off Anderlecht's bombardments as the Belgian side searched for a fatal goal.
Jose Mourinho would not just be concerned about his team's poor finishing but the injuries to two key players- Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Man Utd face Burnley in the English Premier League on Sunday.
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