Man United vs LASK: Lingard, Martial score as Reds Devils win 2-1

Man United vs LASK: Lingard, Martial score as Reds Devils win 2-1

- Manchester United vs LASK's Europa League encounter ended 2-1 in favor of Red Devils

- Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial scored the two goals for Manchester United

- The Red Devils have however qualified for the quarterfinal of the Europa League

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Manchester United have booked a place in the 2019/20 Europa League quarter-finals following their 7-1 aggregate win over LASK in the Round of 16.

United confirmed their place in the last eight of the competition after a 2-1 win against LASK in the second leg of the tie played at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, August 5.

Lingard, Martial score as Man United storm Europa League quarters with 7-1 aggregate win over LASK

Martial scored Man United's in the second half after coming on as a substitute. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Red Devils went into the encounter with a five-goal advantage from the first leg staged in Austria back in March just before the coronavirus hiatus.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made nine changes from the side that defeated Leicester in their last Premier League match of the season, with Jesse Lingard and Timothy Fosu-Mensah making the squad.

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The first half of the encounter was a cagey affair in Manchester, with both teams failing to find the back of the net.

However, it was the visitors who looked threatening in the final third, with Andrade's header coming off the bar in the opening exchanges.

Their aggressiveness paid off in the 55th minute as Weisinger curling home into the top corner to beat Sergio Romero who was in goal for United.

But LASK's lead did not last long as Jesse Lingard equalised just two minutes later after he was brilliantly set up by Juan Mata.

Anthony Martial, who was introduced late in the match doubled the advantage in the 88th minute as the Red Devils progressed to the next round of the European competition on a 7-1 aggregate.

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The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua earlier this year.

He became an instant hit for the Old Trafford side, scoring five goals and one assist across competitions so far - and could add to his tally in their campaign for the Europa League contention.

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