Agency, 8 November : Manchester United cruised into the Europa League knockout stages with two games to spare after a routine 3-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford.
Mason Greenwood’s well-taken opener and a brilliant solo effort from Anthony Martial put United in control at the break, after they scored two first-half goals at home for the first time this season.
Marcus Rashford continued his scoring streak when he rifled home his fifth goal in six appearances within four minutes of the restart.
And, barring the loss of Scott McTominay to injury late on, it was comfortable from there on for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as they secured their fourth consecutive clean sheet of the campaign to consolidate top spot in Group L and a place in the round-of-32.
Manchester United are the only side in the competition not to concede a goal this season. It also extended their unbeaten run in the Europa League to 15 matches, three short of Chelsea’s tournament record of 18.
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