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Manchester United scrapes a tight win in Belgrade

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad traveled to Serbia to face Partizan in the group stage of the Europea League.

The most popular English representative in the second-tier of European competition won 1-0 against Partizan.

However, it wasn’t all that easy. In fact, the Serbian team dominated most of the match, creating opportunity after opportunity.

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – OCTOBER 24: Marcus Rashford (R) of Manchester United in action against Zoran Tosic (L) of Partizan during the UEFA Europa League group L match between Partizan and Manchester United at Partizan Stadium on October 24, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Sergio Romero was Manchester United’s hero of the evening, making two great saves.

As an example of Partizan’s domination, the hosts took 15 shots compared to United’s 5, even hitting the post once.

Anthony Martial scored the only and the winning goal for United toward the end of the first half when the referee pointed to a penalty spot.

The hosts pressed mercilessly while the match was approaching the end. Still, a great performance from Phil Jones saved the three points for Manchester United.

Red Devils are now at the top of the table with seven points, two points ahead of AZ Alkmaar.

As for Partizan, they still have their hopes up with just a point behind second-placed Alkmaar.