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Video – No fans present to see United run riot against LASK 5-0

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Sadly there were no fans to see Manchester United thump LASK 5-0 away in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16.

Manchester United have all but guaranteed their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

It was an eerie atmosphere at the Linz Stadium where the game took place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The only voices to be heard were those of the players and the coaches yelling. But so empty was the venue even those voices echoed.

United opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Bruno Fernades played a beautiful flick to Odion Ighalo. The Nigerian international juggled the ball and then smashed the ball home from the edge of the box.

It was not until the 58th minute that United doubled their lead.

This time it was Daniel James who finally got another goal after going 30 games without scoring.

This time it was Ighalo turned provider, as James ran onto the ball and cut in quickly onto his right foot and struck the ball well.

The Red devils pressed forward, but it wasn’t until the 82nd minute, which started ten minutes of goals for United.

Juan Mata exchanged passes with Fred who threaded through a beauty for Mata to run onto. The Spanish veteran sent the keeper the wrong way and buried the ball in the back of the net to make it 3-0.

Mason Greenwood made it four in the 91st when he ran through on goal. The keeper should have done better but the sheer power of the youngsters shot beat Schlager in the LASK goal.

Andreas Pereira wrapped things up with United’s fifth in the 93rd minute. The Brazilian midfielder hit a scorcher from 30 yards out.

Another solid performance from Solskjaer’s United, the sad thing is that no fans got to witness the spectacle.

It remains to be seen as and when the second leg will be played given the current situation.