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A. Young
Yellow Card
58'
S. Pavlović
Yellow Card
49'
M. Rashford
A. Young
3 - 0
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A. Martial
M. Greenwood
2 - 0
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M. Greenwood
Goal
1 - 0

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Possession
63% 36%
6
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 0
Total Passes 666 378
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Manchester United MUN Manchester United 6 4 1 1 10 2 +8 13 W L W W D
2 AZ AZ AZ 6 2 3 1 15 8 +7 9 L D W W D
3 Partizan PAR Partizan 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8 W D L L W
4 Astana AST Astana 6 1 0 5 4 19 -15 3 L W L L L

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16th Finals

Commentary

That's all from us for United's 3-0 win over Partizan. Thanks for staying with us and goodbye for now!
This win puts United back at the top of Group L on 10 points, which is enough to see them into the next round given they have the superior head-to-head over Partizan, who are third with four points. It means the final group game against AZ Alkmaar in December will decide the winner of the group. In the meantime, it's a return to Premier League action on the weekend with Brighton the next visitors to Old Trafford. But, the big question; can they be this authoritative, this in control, in the league and start climbing the table? 
United are through to the knockout stages of the Europa League with two games to spare after a 3-0 win over Partizan. They played some wonderful football at times and went 2-0 up before half-time, goals coming from Greenwood and Martial. Rashford added a third four minutes after the restart, but it took him a hatful of great chances to finally convert one. It could well have been a heavier defeat for Partizan, but Stojkovic kept the score respectable with a number of impressive saves.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 3-0 PARTIZAN BELGRADE.
90' We're into three minutes of added time.
88' It doesn't look as though Partizan are going to score, which means United are now the only side left in the Europa League yet to concede a goal! Sevilla also hadn't conceded, but they've let in two against Luxembourg side F91 Dudelange.
Đ. Ivanović
U. Sadiq
86' A really poor game from Sadiq - he was nowhere to be seen - and he makes way for Ivanovic.
84' Pereira takes it short to Young and he looks for Maguire at the far post, but it's poor and Stojkovic catches it.
83' Young sees Pereira making a good run and picks him out with a throughball, but his cross is blocked. Corner for United.
82' Nothing of note at all created by Partizan today. They had two shots in the first half - both of which were off target - and none since.
80' NEARLY! Tosic gives the ball away to Greenwood and he spots Martial making a run in behind, but his touch isn't great and Tosic - of all people - gets back to make a recovery challenge and take the ball away from the United striker.
79' Garner, wide to Greenwood, back to Garner. United are hunting for a fourth here, but Partizan force them to turn back to defence.
77' Such hope for Partizan prior to kick-off today, but neither history nor momentum was on their side. They've won just one of their nine away games against English opponents, their only win coming against Newcastle in a Champions League qualifier in 2003.
J. Lingard
S. McTominay
75' That's game over for McTominay, no chances taken there. Such an important player he's become for United. It's Lingard on to see the game out.
74' Play's halted as McTominay goes down with an injury and needs treatment. He seems to have picked it up while stretching for a ball, but earlier on he was also nursing a foot that took a knock.
73' Young's booking raises an interesting point. Young has effectively played as a winger throughout the game, but Tosic's presence has just forced him to occupy a deeper position and do a little more defensive work. Perhaps a case then for Tosic to have started.
A. Young
Yellow Card
71' Another yellow card shown, this time to Young for a foul on Tosic. He gives the ball away and gets a booking for holding Tosic back. 
F. Stevanović
T. Asano
70' Not the performance Asano would have wanted from himself and he's taken off now with Stevanovic coming on.
69' Maguire gives away possession sloppily and Tosic takes advantage, but Young wins the ball back and it's panic averted for the time being.
Andreas Pereira
M. Rashford
67' He could easily have scored more than once, but it's a great performance from Rashford nonetheless. He's off to a standing ovation as Pereira comes on.
66' Partizan haven't completely given up and it's Soumah still trying to make things happen, but he's herded into a cul-de-sac by a group of United players. He seems to be trying everything on his own.
J. Garner
Fred
63' A decent performance from Fred - who seems to be growing into his role at United - but he's off for Garner. The 18-year-old is making his first appearance at Old Trafford.
62' Partizan now enjoying their first extended spell of possession. Too often this game they've got into a decent position just to give the ball away carelessly. There just isn't the same attacking energy as there is for United.
Z. Tošić
B. Natcho
60' First change for Partizan as Natcho comes off for former United man Tosic. Just not Natcho's night! 
59' This free-kick is certainly in Rashford's territory, but it's Fred that takes and he forces a decent save from Stojkovic!
S. Pavlović
Yellow Card
58' Greenwood is practically dancing his way through this Partizan defence and Pavlovic has had enough, clattering him before he gets a chance to complete a one-two. A yellow card for him.
57' Free-kick for Partizan as McTominay fouls Sadiq. Natcho takes, but he doesn't beat the first man and United now have a chance to break.
55' An issue for Maguire? He's in a little discomfort after a simple pass back to Romero. He seems okay, but Solskjaer might not want to risk him with a Premier League game against Brighton coming up on the weekend.
53' SAVE! Rashford is in for the hundreth time this game and he tries to dink it over Stojkovic, but the keeper makes the correct read and comes off his line to smother it. Without him, Partizan could be a lot further behind than three goals! 
52' United have a free-kick and it's Young to whip it, but he curls it wide of the post and it brushes the side-netting. Not far that from the captain!
51' That's five goals now for Rashford in his last five United starts - a wonderful little purple patch he's enjoying at the moment.
A. Young
Assist
49' Young gets the assist, but it's the pre-assist that deserves some recognition here. Great pass from Mata to pick Young out initially!
M. Rashford
Goal
49' GOAAL! 3-0 UNITED! Rashford finally gets his goal! It's well deserved for the forward, he's been superb. A cross-field pass from Mata to Young on the left and the left-back just cushions it into Rashford. He goes for the near post and thunders it first time past Stojkovic.
48' Where's Sadiq been today? No shots, no no key passes, no impact! He was such a nuisance against United in the reverse fixture - playing against three centre-backs to boot - but he's nowhere to be seen today.
46' KICK-OFF! Action resumes at Old Trafford. Can Partizan get back into this?
It's worth remembering that Partizan also saw a goal chalked off for offside in the fifth minute - had that stood, we could be talking about a different United performance. But it raises the question; why can't they play like this all the time? Martial has perhaps made the biggest contribution so far and he's been excellent through the middle - scoring in consecutive Europa League games for the first time in his career - but it's his combination play with Rashford that particularly catches the eye.
It's not often we get to say this, but what a magnificent half of football from United! They were slick, incisive and direct and go into a half-time 2-0 ahead, but they could well have scored more. They had a goal disallowed for offside and Rashford missed one chance and had another saved all inside the opening 10 minutes, but Greenwood ensured they didn't become missed opportunities when he put United ahead with a well-taken goal in the 21st minute. Martial doubled the lead 12 minutes later with a spectacular solo effort and put a chance over the bar a minute after that!
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 PARTIZAN BELGRADE.
45' + 2' CLOSE! Rashford with another chance! Great movement to get into the box and find space, but he misses the ball and Miletic clears the cross!
45' We're into two minutes of added time.
44' Partizan have a throw in United's half, but they work it back to their defence and look to rebuild the attacking move. Soumah runs into trouble though and United break, but Mata can't pick out Martial with his cutback.
42' Complete domination from United so far. 66 percent of the ball, eight shots and three on target. Partizan have had two shots themselves, but they haven't worked Romero yet.
40' Nice idea from Partizan! Natcho plays a lovely pass into the right-hand channel for Asano to pick up, but he doesn't quite get there as United win a goal-kick. If Partizan are to get a goal today, Natcho will likely be involved.
38' Martial's really purring now! Here he is again, dummying beautifully for Mata, but the Spaniard takes too big a touch and the ball just gets away from him. United were nearly in again.
36' It's all looking rosy for United! This is actually the first time they've scored more than one goal at Old Trafford since their opening day victory over Chelsea in which they scored four.
34' Martial's in again, Rashford sending him in behind with a throughball. Can he go round the goalkeeper? He opts to take the shot on early, but hits it over!
M. Greenwood
Assist
33' A goal and an assist now for Greenwood! Great pressure to close down the Partizan defence and it's his block that sees the ball land perfectly for Martial.
A. Martial
Goal
33' GOAAAAL! SENSATIONAL FROM MARTIAL! United lead 2-0! Greenwood blocks a clearance which lands in Martial's path, but he has to beat two defenders to get a clear shot at goal! And he does in some style, cutting inside away from Pavlovic and then again to avoid another challenge. He eventually tucks it under Stojkovic. Some goal that from Martial! 
B. Natcho
Yellow Card
32' Natcho is the first to go into the book. He's shown a yellow card for coming through the back of McTominay while trying to reclaim a loose pass from a team-mate.
31' The game has well and truly settled for now. It's all United for the moment, but they still look vulnerable at the back, particularly against Soumah, who's been heavily involved for Partizan in the first half.
29' More numbers on Greenwood for you. What a spell he's having - three goals in 12 appearances this season, making him the club's joint-third top scorer alongside James. In fact, only Marcus Rashford (four) has scored more goals for United in all competitions than Mason Greenwood this season, excluding penalties.
27' End-to-end action at Old Trafford as United break - Martial and Rashford combining - and Martial takes the shot on to the keeper's near post, but it's over! He knows he should be hitting the target.
26' Soumah goes at it alone - running from the halfway line to the edge of the box - and goes for a curler into the far corner, but it's wide! Romero was off his line slightly and Soumah's smart to spot that.
25' Play's been halted again as Zdjelar is down with an injury sustained during a challenge with McTominay - the Partizan player ended up giving away the foul!
23' That's Greenwood's second goal in the Europa League this season. He scored the winner against Astana in the opening game of the group stage. In fact, he's United's top scorer in the competition this season with two!
M. Greenwood
Goal
21' GOAAAAL! 1-0 UNITED! The Red Devils finally take the lead, Greenwood with the goal! He just holds his position on the shoulder of the Partizan full-back, latches onto a bit of a fortuitous pass from Rashford, cuts inside and sends Stojkovic the wrong way to finish at his near post. Great build-up from Rashford to dribble his way into the box, but his pass takes a lucky touch on the way through to Greenwood.
21' Sadiq is down holding his head and play's been halted briefly so he can be checked over by the physios. It came during an aerial duel with Wan-Bissaka, his arm just catching Sadiq. He's able to continue.
19' Partizan on the break now, Natcho trying to feed Asano out on the left, but he gets the weight of his pass wrong and Wan-Bissaka cleans up. Asano lacked end product in the reverse of this fixture, but his speed did cause United serious issues.
17' With United on seven points and AZ Alkmaar - who beat Astana 5-0 earlier today - on eight points, it's almost a case of all or nothing for Partizan. They've shown plenty of attacking intent so far, perhaps realising that they need three points from Old Trafford to keep pace with the two Group L leaders.
15' RASHFORD AGAIN! It's a difficult chance this time - getting on the end of Wan-Bissaka's floated cross to the back post - but he volleys it over the bar! Three opportunities now, but no goals as of yet.
13' And breathe! What a frantic start to this game! Two disallowed goals - correctly disallowed, it's worth noting - and two huge chances missed from Rashford. We're just settling into a bit of a rhythm now with Partizan winning a free-kick.
11' Now Fred tries his luck from distance, but his left-footed shot takes a deflection for a United corner. Mata delivers, but it's easy for Stojkovic.
9' SAVED! Once again Rashford is denied, but it's Stojkovic with a big save from inside the six-yard box! A similar position to the previous chance, but Rashford gets it on target this time - nonetheless, two massive chances missed early on. Lovely from Mata too to Cruyff-turn his way into space and pick out Rashford with a cutback.
7' GREAT CHANCE! Wan-Bissaka gets down the right side - found by Pereira - and his low cross takes a deflection to land in Rashford's path, but he shoots wide from inside the box! Plenty of action inside the opening 10 minutes.
5' DISALLOWED! It's Partizan's turn to have a goal ruled out! Maguire gives the ball away and in the process of trying to recover it, his tackle sends the ball looping over Romero and into the goal! But Sadiq - the target of Soumah's throughball - is offside in the build-up! 
3' OFFSIDE! Martial has the ball in the back of the net, but he's flagged offside! Great build-up play from Rashford to take the pass in his stride and use his neat footwork to slip Martial in. A positive start from United.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway in this Europa League tie.
Don’t go anywhere because the teams are out and kick-off is on the way!
A question to boggle the mind; where are the goals coming from? Just two for United in the group, but only one shot on target in their last two Europa League games. But even that came from the penalty spot - Martial netting the winner in Belgrade.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes four changes from the side defeated on the South Coast - David de Gea and the injured Victor Lindelof are out of the squad, while Pereira and James drop to the bench. In comes Romero, Rojo, Mata and Greenwood. Partizan were close to getting a result at home and they name a similar XI today. Tosic is out, Scekic comes in and Sadiq and Soumah - the duo that caused United such problems - are up front in a 4-4-2.
SUBS: Rajko Brezancic, Filip Stevanovic, Aleksandar Lutovac, Zoran Tosic, Djordje Ivanovic, Igor Vujacic, Nemanja Stevanovic.
PARTIZAN BELGRADE XI (4-4-2): Vladimir Stojkovic; Nemanja Miletic, Bojan Ostojic, Strahinja Pavlovic, Slobodan Urosevic; Bibras Natcho, Sasa Zdjelar, Aleksandar Scekic, Takuma Asano; Seydouba Soumah, Umar Sadiq.
SUBS: Lee Grant, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams, Andreas Pereira, James Garner, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard.
MANCHESTER UNITED XI (4-2-3-1): Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young; Scott McTominay, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
If they were able to win, it would be the first time Partizan have won two consecutive away games in major European competition. In 82 matches on the road in Europe - excluding qualifiers - they’ve never done it!
United withstood an onslaught to return from Belgrade with three points, but it proved a big win - and another today could effectively wrap up qualification for the knockout rounds. But United’s Europa League performances have been poor - just two goals scored in three games and Partizan could perhaps sense an opportunity to take points and put themselves in a position to progress from Group L.
Hello and welcome to matchday four in the Europa League. We have Manchester United taking on Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford.