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Match Review : L.A.S.K vs Manchester United

LASK vs Manchester United

LASK Linz 0 Manchester United 5| Europa League | RO16 L1

On the back of our last game in the Europa League (a 5-0 thrashing of Club Brugge) and a good run of 10 games without a loss, even the Empty stadium (closed due to Coronavirus restrictions) didn’t deter this United Squad from basically booking their place in the Quarterfinals (If it ever takes place).

Ole picked a strong line up with Romero coming in for De Gea Williams switching to the right in place of Wan-Bissaka,  Bailly coming in for Lindelof. Mctominey was Back in midfield after his Cameo in the Derby with Mata coming in on the right  James moved to the left Ighalo made only his 3rd start since his deadline move although he has already scored twice.

Bruno Fernandes had already played against L.A.S.K this season and scored.

L.A.S.K started well pressing hard up the pitch and forced a corner 3 minutes in after a foul by Shaw. After that united started to show who was the better team with smooth passing moves carving the midfield and defence of Linz open at ease. The first chance fell to Juan Mata when Bruno set him up on 18 minutes but it was deflected for a corner.L.A.S.K still pushed back despite United’s dominance in every area.

On 27 minutes Bruno broke free and with the outside of his boot played the ball to Ighalo who juggled the ball before dispatching it past the keeper 

1-0 Jude Igahalo (27mins) BrunoFernandes (assist)
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The players’ cheers were all that could be heard in a weird empty stadium.

On 39 minutes while Fred was down due to a foul by Klaus a single voice of a supporter could be heard singing “united we love you” 

The rest of the first half pasted with the dominance of United even if the could not unlock a brace of a second goal.

Half-time L.A.S.K 0-1 Manchester United (Jude Ighalo 27mins)

The second half started much the same as the first with Linz playing well despite the obvious difference in quality and a Luke Shaw Foul this time leading to a yellow card for Shaw

On 58 minutes Jude Ighalo was involved again when he turned in the centre circle and played a pass into the path of Daniel James  who took to ball to the edge of the box and dispatched it past a beaten Schlager in the Linz goal

0-2 Daniel James (58mins) Jude Ighalo (assist)
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This ended a run of 32 games without a goal for the young welsh man and provided Ighalo with 2 goals and 1 assist in 2 games.

Ighalo was unlucky to build further on his impressive stats when a sublime ball from Bruno was well controlled but fire wide.

On 81 minutes united to put the tie to bed when Mata and Fred linked up with a lovely one-two with Mata finishing nicely lifting it over the Keeper.

0-3 Juan Mata (81mins) Fred (assist)

Although L.A.S.K were still putting up a fight it was over! Well not quite…

84 mins Jude Ighalo Off Mason Greenwood On

With United this full of confidence, it was only a matter of time before we broke again.

This time it was through young Dutch Tahith Chong who was playing well since coming on showing signs of the reason Ole was so happy when he chose to sign a new contract this week When he broke into the box and supplied Mason Greenwood with a perfect pass for Greenwood to smash it past SchLager who was having a nightmare!

0-4 Mason Greenwood (90mins) Tahith Chong (assist)
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In the 3 added minutes L.A.S.K looked broken and it wasn’t over when United got a free kick about 30 yards out Andres Pereira played a quick pass to Fred only to receive it back and fire past the sprawling Schlager.

0-5 Andreas Pereira (93mins) Fred (assist)

Man of The Match: Jude Ighalo

Proving he does exactly what it says on the tin SCORE GOALS!

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