Manchester United powered to a 3-0 victory in their UEFA Europa League group stage clash against Moldovan outfit Sheriff Tiraspol at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Diogo Dalot opened the scoring just before half-time with a header off a corner from Christian Eriksen. Second half substitute Marcus Rashford doubled their advantage in the 65th minute, as he headed home off a cross from Luke Shaw.
Finally, it was the turn of Cristiano Ronaldo to make the points safe, as he tucked home late on after his initial header was saved. The Red Devils are through to the knockout rounds of the UEL, but will face Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad on Matchday Six in a clash that would see the winner claim top spot in the group.
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FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
81′ MIN: Finally, he gets his goal! Cristiano Ronaldo’s initial header is saved by the goalkeeper, but the Portuguese international is quick to slot in the rebound.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol (C. Ronaldo)
65′ MIN: Luke Shaw’s cross is met by substitute Marcus Rashford, who heads into the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-0 Sheriff Tiraspol (M. Rashford)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 1-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
HALF-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 1-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
43′ MIN: Christian Eriksen’s corner is met by full-back Diogo Dalot, who nods home for his first-ever European goal and second for Manchester United.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-0 Sheriff Tiraspol (D. Dalot)
KICK-OFF AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United 0-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the Starting XI and will be assisted by academy product Garnacho. Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro will be the triumvirate in midfield.