Alejandro Garnacho scores his first goal for Manchester United as they beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in the Europa League at the Reale Arena.
In the 17th minute, Manchester United took the lead through Alejandro Garnacho, who finished superbly on his left after Cristiano Ronaldo found him with a through ball.Embed from Getty Images
Just before half time, in the 44th minute of the game, David De Gea made two fantastic saves, the first coming from a shot from range from Sociedad right back Andoni Gorosabel, and then reacted to save the rebounded effort from Pablo Marin.
Manchester United tried everything to get that goal they needed to win the group, even bringing on Harry Maguire as a striker with just under 10 minutes still to play.
In added time there was a goalmouth scramble, with Casemiro getting a shot off at goal which was blocked.
This result means that Real Sociedad top the group and Manchester United will have to play an extra two-legged tie against one of the third place Champions League teams, that possibly being Barcelona or Juventus. Even with the loss, Real Sociedad fans will be delighted to win five out of six in the group and come away as winners.