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United reach Europa League quarter-finals after beating LASK

United off to Europa quarter-finals
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Anthony Martial struck a late winner as Manchester United secured a 2-1 win over LASK Linz to advance to the Europa League quarter-finals.

United went into this fixture with a 5-0 aggregate hence Ole Solskjaer was happy to give some of his top stars a rest.

The Norwegian made nine changes to his side from the team that started the final game of the Premier League season. Only the duo of Harry Maguire and Brandon Williams retained their spots.

With no real reason to guns out blazing, the Red Devils perhaps looked sluggish in the first half and could have been a goal down in the first ten minutes.

United struggled to hit their attacking stride and LASK were happy to capitalize with chance after chance.

It was a poor first half for Ole Solskjaer and company as they finished the first half without a shot on target.

The Manchester side resumed the second half with much better motivation and went close with James and Ighalo.

But LASK finally made the breakthrough with a stunning 30-yard strike from Philipp Wiesinger into the top corner past a helpless Sergio Romero.

Fresh from scoring against Leicester City, Jessie Lingard wore his scoring boots once again and scored the equalizer for United two minutes after.

Substitute Martial found the winning goal two minutes from time after connecting with a pass from Juan Mata.

It secured an overall 7-1 aggregate for the Red Devils as they eased to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

United will face FC Copenhagen in the quarter-finals on Monday and Solskjaer is expected to field a much stronger lineup.