Manchester United took management of their Europa League last-16 tie with a powerful first-leg win at LASK, ahead of a crowd of five hundred people.
Odion Ighalo’s excellent goal set United on their way within a mostly empty Linzer Stadion after the Austrian government had restricted the attendance in response to the coronavirus eruption.
The 30-year-old has currently scored four goals in 3 starts United, who are currently unbeaten in their last eleven games altogether competitions.
However, he will have scored few better, or during a more surreal atmosphere than the opening goal, with the forward assembling Bruno Fernandes’ pass and juggling the ball from right foot to left, before dispatching it into the highest left corner, off the undersurface of the crossbar.
Despite creating 5 changes to the side that started their Manchester derby triumph on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side appeared assured and fluent throughout.
Juan Mata, Daniel James and Harry Maguire all had possibilities to add to their tally, before James strode on to Ighalo’ second-half pass to drive a right foot effort into very cheap left corner.
Fred’s incisive pass allowed Mata to roll in a 3rd, whereas substitute’s Mason greenwood and Andreas Pereira, added a fourth and fifth in injury time.
And it had been no over United due for a dominant show that maintained their record of having never lost to Austrian opposition in European competition.
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