Manchester United produced a fine display away to Anderlecht on Thursday night, only to concede a late equaliser which keeps Belgians in the tie.
Anderlecht started well, with Frank Acheampong a threat on the flanks.
However, the Red Devils soon started to take control, with Jesse Lingard hitting the woodwork and Senegalese international Kara Mbodji producing a number of superb tackles to keep United at bay.
The opening goal eventually came on 36 minutes, with Henrik Mkhiraryan firing home after Ruben Martinez had saved a Marcus Rashford effort.
After the break, the home side rallied, with Massimo Bruno and Acheampong threatening to score while
United also had chances to wrap up the contest.
However, despite bossing the game for large periods, Jose Mourinho’s side would fall foul of a late sucker punch on 86 minutes.
Leander Dendoncker was the goal hero for Anderlecht, with the 21-year-old getting ahead of Darmian to head home the equaliser, which was the hosts’ one and only shot on target in the game.
Still, despite failing to make the most of their dominance on the night, United will still be confident of easing past their Belgian counterparts in the return leg at Old Trafford.