Manchester United booked a semi-final space in the 2019/20 EUROPA League competitions after the ninth-hour successful penalty kick from the Portuguese, Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes, which translated into 1-0 victory. The Reds got over the line to possibly face Servile or Wolves as the last-four opponent on the coming Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was determined and named a strong XI team to secure the late victory that has restored joy on the faces of millions of Red fanatics across the globe. Both Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial came back into the Ole’s best eleven besides starting the previous win over LASK on the bench last week.
Manchester United’s victory might have come earlier yesternight following the well-schemed strike barely around the half time by Mason Greenwood. However, the junior British who is full of potentials joined the list of people that have ever cursed the VAR after the Video Assistant Referee disallowed his “successful” stroke.
Like other team members, Greenwood’s joy was rekindled in the extra clean sheet in the 94th minute.
The Red Devils football records have been impressive with a clean sheet rate of 73% of their 2019/20 Europa League games under Solskjaer. This record is not only admired by other teams like Ajax, which were eliminated by the Spanish Getafe barely after being under-forwarded to the junior Europe Region League by another England Giant, Chelsea. The yesternight gave Solskjaer the highest managerial win percentage, with over ten matches win at a club competition.
Happy were the players, who could not hide their joy from the global audience that glared at the far end of the camera. In a post shared to HELLO News Desk, Mata, a central pillar of the Ole’s best 11, appreciated the effort placed by his side and stressed the importance of every win. He said, “The team is quite tired physically. At this stage of this season, it is essential to win games like today and go through. We stay in Germany for quite some time and hopefully we can win. “Both teams got a little tired, and there were more spaces and more chances…. We could have scored more goals in extra time, but we are through”.
With the rumored signings and the possible stay of the world cup winner and the valuable French Midfielder Paul Pogba at the Old Trafford, an impressive performance is expected for the Ole Boys throughout the nesting season that is scheduled to start mid next month.
Photo: Paul Pogba (Center) sharing a light moment with teammate Antonio Martial (right)