17 Mar 2017

Man U into Europa League quarter-finals

11:46 am on 17 March 2017

Manchester United are through to the quarter finals of the Europa League after beating Rostov of Russia 1-nil in the second leg of their last 16 tie at Old Trafford.

The first leg in Russia ended 1-1.

Manchester United's Juan Mata.

Manchester United's Juan Mata. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

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, the Russian side 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 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.

United will find out tomorrow who they will play in the quarter-finals.