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Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad (4-0)

Manchester United have their hard work and goals from the first leg to thank as they sat in cruise control to navigate a largely uneventful second leg.

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Despite a quiet opening few minutes, Real Sociedad were gifted the first and only clear-cut chance of the game after only 11 minutes. Dan James brought down Ander Guevara clumsily in the penalty box only for captain and danger man, Mikel Oyarzabal, to put the penalty wide. A chance that had it been put away would have set up a nervy remaining 80 minutes for United.

However, the only other chance for the visitors came midway through the second half with the game virtually finished. Modibo Sagnan saw his header at an unguarded goal  come back off the crossbar. The away side not mustering a serious attack throughout the rest of the game.

The ball was in the net at one point though. The hosts thought they’d broken the deadlock with an hour on the clock after Axel Tuanzebe powered home from a corner to celebrate what would’ve been a first senior goal for the defender. However, after review Victor Lindelöf was penalised after colliding with Guevara in the air.

Seventeen year-old, Shola Shoretire, was introduced off the bench again, this time becoming the youngest player to appear in Europe for United at 17 years and 23 days, 108 days younger than Norman Whiteside.

The Red Devils cruise through to the round of 16 where their opponents will be revealed in Friday’s draw.

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April 2024