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(Europa League) Manchester United 2-1 Anderlecht : Rashford Gives Lucky United The Semi Finals

(Europa League) Manchester United 2-1 Anderlecht : Rashford Gives Lucky United The Semi Finals

Jose Mohrinho and his men are now in the Semi Finals of the Europa League courtesy of Rashford's extra time goal

Jose Mohrinho side saw a different game from their visitors this time, as his side saw the Belgian side take up equal possession from them attacking as much as them and scoring equal goals. He made a few changes to his side,  bringing back Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Micheal Carrick to the starting line-up.

The First half was such an energetic  and physical performance which saw Rojo taken out on a stretcher. The Host took the lead in the 9th minute, courtesy of Paul Pogba's slick pass which found Rashford, whose effort wasn't successful but his pass gave Henrikh Mkhitaryan a nice shooting position, which he finished off for the lead.

Manchester United had more chances to double the lead but failed but their visitors took their first real chance which came from a scramble in the box for the equalizer, Opening up a loop for a possible Qualification to the Semi Finals.

The English side took control of the game in the 70',but the problems Manchester United has faced all season was so evident, as most chances created weren't finished. Rashford had two close chances, he wasted due to wrong decisions also Zlatan Ibrahimovic had his but all failed to change the game which eventually ended in an extra time.

The Belgian side Anderlecht had lost their grip on the game, falling into deep defending and capitalizing on Counter attacks which they rarely turned into dangerous ones but after the first half of the extra time, it was evident they prayed to hold on till the penalties which unfortunately for them was cut short by Rashford's great goal which was assisted by Marouane Fellaini's Header.

The game initially had been control by the Visitors, as Michael Carrick wasn't strong enough to hold the energetic Belgian Midfielders, but the introduction of Marouane Fellaini gave balance and also a kind of aerial block, as he is always seen collecting high balls. Martial made his appearance today for United after a long spell on the Bench, replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, He came close to scoring and had one ruled out for offside.

Manchester United now remain the only English side in a European competition now and the only to enter the Semi Finals this season. For Jose Mohrinho, all roads will be headed towards Burnley, which is slated for weekend in their bid to meet up the Champions League Qualification target.

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