Manchester United stuttered while keeping Lask at arm’s length in a last-16 second leg that was the definition of a non-event given their five goal advantage. They will not care, though, as thoughts for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side turn to Monday’s quarter-final against FC Copenhagen, the Danish champions, in Cologne.
That is a straight knockout tie as is the remainder of the competition United won three years ago in Stockholm. For the manager and his emerging side the Europa League now represents a golden chance to claim its first silverware and this will be the focus when they arrive in Germany.
Written by Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/aug/05/manchester-united-lask-europa-league-last-16-second-leg-match-report under the title “Martial strikes late against Lask as United ease through in Europa League”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.