Manchester United vs. Sheriff Tiraspol

Manchester United defeat Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0 in the Europa League

In the Europa League, Manchester United overpowered Sheriff Tiraspol and won 3-0 at Old Trafford. For the home team, goals were scored by Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Moldavan opponents were outshot 24 to 0 by Erik ten Hag’s team, who also held a 75% possession advantage.

Dalot headed in a corner kick in the 44th minute to give United their breakthrough after struggling to produce clear-cut chances for the most of the first half.

In the 65th minute, Rashford scored another headed goal for Erik ten Hag’s team to extend their advantage. After walking out against Tottenham last week and being left out of the team that played Chelsea over the weekend, Ronaldo scored to conclude the game in the 81st minute on his return to the squad.

With the victory, United ensures that they will at least advance to the knockout round play-off round by securing a berth in Group E’s top two. Next week they fly to Spain where they must defeat Real Sociedad by a large margin in order to pass them for first position.

Real Sociedad, Group E Table 1, 15 points

2 points for Manchester United

3. Tiraspol Sheriff: 3 points

4. Omonia Nicosia: a score of 0

More on Antony’s spin from Ten Hag

The Manchester United boss explained his thoughts on Antony’s 720-degree spin in the first half after the game: “As long as the spin is useful, I have no issue with it.” I expect more from him, including more runs from behind, faster dribbling, and greater domination. This method is excellent as long as it works and you don’t drop the ball. I will correct him if he is doing a trick without a reason.”

Rashford: “We’re defending better and keeping more clean sheets.”

After the game, Marcus Rashford talked with BT Sport on his team’s triumph:

Hargreaves: “Exceptional” Garnacho

However, Alejandro Garnacho’s debut senior match for Manchester United pleased the club’s alumni:

Scholes and Hargreaves are refusing Antony’s offer.

Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves, both former Manchester United players, weren’t thrilled with Antony’s first-half showboating. Following the game, they discussed it on BT Sport:

It’s just being a clown, said Scholes. That doesn’t strike me as entertaining or skillful.”

One spin is acceptable, Hargreaves said. For the second, you must be functionally skilled. I would be leaping out of my seat if he did it in front of someone. He has travelled far to demonstrate that quality at Old Trafford, but I want to see it more clearly in action.

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