Europa League: Man Utd Cruise Into Last 16 But Lose Mkhitaryan And Carrick To Injury Ahead Of EFL Cup Final (Video)

Alan Duffy

23rd, February 2017

Manchester United booked their place in the Last 16 of the Europa League after a convincing 4-0 aggregate win against St. Etienne, with the Red Devils winning the second-leg 1-0 in France on Wednesday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the only goal of the game after just 16 minutes, with the Armenian playmaker flicking in a Juan Mata cross.

Jose Mourinho chose to field a full-strength 11, despite the weekend’s EFL Cup final against Southampton, and his decision somewhat backfired when goalscorer Mkhitaryan was forced off with a hamstring injury early on.

Midfielder Michael Carrick also picked up a calf comnplaint, with the injuries taking the gloss off a very comfortable evening for the Premier League side.

Paul Pogba in particular, was outstanding in midfield through the encounter.

Just after the hour-mark, Eric Bailly saw red for two bookings picked up in quick succession. However, the Red Devils were rarely troubled by their Ligue 1 hosts.

Mourinho will now turn his attention to Sunday’s clash with Southampton, and deal with those two unfortunate injuries.

Posted in Europa League, Man Utd, Videos

Share this article: Email

Leave a Reply