United hammers Midtjylland to reach the last 16 tie


Manchester United won the Danish side Midtjylland 5-1, overcoming the first leg result. Juan participated in the first three goals. Next Sunday, Arsenal visits Old Trafford.

United struggled for many minutes but fought back to finish this tie on top. Van Gaal´s team, with Mata in the line-up, trashed Midtjylland 5-1 at Old Trafford and sealed a place in the last 16 of the Europa League and overcame the initial 2-1 from the first leg.

Mata was amongst the best United players, and despite Andersen saved him a penalty, his contribution was very important. Juan participated in the first three goals for the Red Devils (assisted the youngster Rashford in the second goal) and most of the United attack was built up thanks to his ability playing behind the strikers. Mata finished the match with a 91% pass accuracy (48/53).

This Friday, United will know its rival in the last 16, and hosts Arsenal on Sunday. A victory over the Gunners would put the icing on the cake to a fantastic week, where they won both games in the FA Cup and Europa League.

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