ManU swept aside St-Étienne at Old Trafford (3-0) in the first leg of the round of 32. Juan started the game and nearly scores. A hat-trick from Ibrahimovic made the difference.
Juan Mata’s United took advantage in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League by beating St-Étienne (3-0). The Red Devils took a great advantage at Old Trafford. A hat-trick from Ibrahimovic gave them the win in a tie in which Juan was once again in the line-up.
Manchester United 3-0 Saint Etienne | UEFA Europa League | Highlights & Goals by footbie.com
The Asturian, protagonist with his goals in recent matches, was close to continuing his streak. In the 24th minute, Ruffier saved Juan´s attemp. After a great pass from Pogba and an excellent run, Mata came up twice with the French goalkeeper, very quickly after his first intervention.
Man Utd are now unbeaten in 20 games at Old Trafford across all competitions:
Clean sheets: 11
Conceded: 9 pic.twitter.com/Iya0JZXdMc
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Juan left the pitch in the 70th minute with an ovation from the fans. Rashford came in replacing him. The second leg will be played on February 22, in which they must certify the pass to the last 16 of the Europa League. Before that, United will play against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup (Sunday at 16:15).