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M. Kamenyuka
Yellow Card
A. Gordienko
I. Chaykovskyi
J. Lipartia
Z. Ljubenovic
Z. Ibrahimović
W. Rooney
1 - 0
E. Bailly
Yellow Card

Match Stats

71% 28%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 1
Total Passes 758 293
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Fenerbahçe FB Fenerbahçe 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13 W W W L W
2 Manchester United MUN Manchester United 6 4 0 2 12 4 +8 12 W W L W W
3 Feyenoord FEY Feyenoord 6 2 1 3 3 7 -4 7 L L D W L
4 Zorya ZOR Zorya 6 0 2 4 2 8 -6 2 L L D L L


16th Finals


Fenerbahce have beaten Feyenoord 1-0 in the other Group A match. That means the Turkish side sit top of the pile on four points. The Dutch side and United both have three, with Zorya not out of it yet on one. Thank you for following our live coverage this evening!
Manchester United have edged to victory in the Europa League thanks to Ibrahimovic's second-half header. It was a scrappy goal and a scrappy performance for Mourinho's men, but they probably just about deserved it. Rashford hit the bar in the first half and the hosts had 72% of the possession, with their second-half performance better than what they produced prior to the break. Zorya put in a creditable display and will not be pushovers in Group A.
FULL-TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Zorya Luhansk
That's full-time! Manchester United have secured a narrow victory!
Last chance for Zorya as they whip in a free-kick from deep. Fellaini heads clear and Petryak lashes over from a huge distance. That should be it.
WIDE! Pogba goes for goal from distance but that was never going to be close.
We are into stoppage-time now. There will be three minutes of it.
M. Kamenyuka
Yellow Card
Zorya's captain is booked for hanging on to Rooney's feet to prevent a United attack.
SAVE! Ibrahimovic's free-kick is better than his first-half attempt, with Shevchenko having to get down to keep out this set-piece.
Quick feet from Martial as he draws a foul from Forster. United have a free-kick just over 25 yards out.
SAVE! Paulinho crosses and Karavayev heads at goal, but that is easy for Romero. Better from Zorya, but there are only two minutes to go.
CHANCE! Late scare for United as Kamenyuka's cross from the right finds Paulinho, with the substitute unable to get proper contact on the ball.
CHANCE! Ibrahimovic's header deflects out for a corner. Rooney takes it and finds Fellaini, with the midfielder volleying narrowly over.
Ibrahimovic's goal seems to have knocked the stuffing out of Zorya. United are in possession and in control. This has not been a vintage performance, although United will take it having lost their first game to Feyenoord.
Ibrahimovic has a shot headed off the line. The flag is up, though, as Martial had just carried the ball past the line on the right before crossing.
OPTA STAT: United are unbeaten in 11 European games at Old Trafford (incl. qualifiers), winning eight and drawing three. That could be nine wins and three draws from 12 unless there is a late sting in the tail.
A. Gordienko
I. Chaykovskyi
Zorya make their final change, with Gordienko providing fresh legs in relief of the battling Chaykovskiy.
OVER! Lipartia hits hit but shoots over Romero's crossbar with his left foot.
Fellaini loses possession to Lipartia and concedes a free-kick in a good position 25 yards from goal. A chance here for Zorya!
Fenerbahce lead Feyenoord 1-0 in the closing stages of the other match in Group A. We could have two 1-0 results this evening.
J. Lipartia
Z. Ljubenovic
Lipartia comes on to replace the experienecd Ljubenovic as Zorya seek a late equaliser.
A. Martial
T. Fosu-Mensah
Fosu-Mensah has done his chances of more regular game-time no harm at all with an impressive display. With Young going to right-back, Martial is on to play as a winger. Can he score his first goal of the season?
A. Young
Young replaces Mata after a decent performance from the Spain international. His replacement will come on at right-back in a tactical reshuffle.
Mourinho is preparing a double substitution.
That goal has eased the tension at Old Trafford and United are slowing the game down now with a good spell of passing.
Z. Ibrahimović
GOAL!!! Ibrahimovic makes the breakthrough! It's a scrappy goal! The move starts well with Pogba and Mata setting Fosu-Mensah clear down the right. His cut-back finds Rooney, who mis-kicks his attempt badly and sees it loops up into the air, but Ibrahimovic pounces to thump home a header from two yards.
W. Rooney
That goes down as an assist for Rooney moments after coming on, but it was a poor shot on goal from the England international.
W. Rooney
J. Lingard
Rooney is on as Mourinho makes his first change. No surprise that Lingard is the man to come off. Mata will shuffle over to the right wing, with the captain taking the number 10 role behind Ibrahimovic.
GOOD SAVE FROM ROMERO! The United keeper is the first to be tested for either side, diving well to his left to beat away Paulinho's curling shot. Fellaini clears the resulting corner.
Zorya free-kick after Paulinho and Fellaini do battle down the right. That decision looked like it could have gone the other way.
Rooney is getting ready to come on for United. Meanwhile, Zorya force a corner that United are able to clear.
E. Bailly
Yellow Card
First booking of the night goes to Bailly. He was lucky to get away with a high foot in the first half, but does not escape punishment for catching substitute Paulinho.
Left-back Sobol has been impressive for Zorya. His sliding challenge prevents Rashford from running in on goal after good work from Fellaini and Pogba to create the opening.
V. Kulach
Kulach has barely touched the ball as the visitors' lone striker. They will hope Paulinho can have more of an impact after their first substitution.
OPTA STAT: United have lost six of their last eight Europa League games (W1 D1 L6), conceding in each match. That record does not look like it is going to improve on the evidence of their performance so far.
Lingard's cross from the right is poorly directed and falls straight to Shevchenko. Nine attempts on goal and eight corners, but still no shot on target for United as we approach the hour mark.
A corner to Manchester United comes to nothing as the visitors head clear. The hosts need some inspiration here. Will it come from substitute Rooney?
Lingard finds Fellaini at the edge of the area, but the Belgium midfielder's shot is blocked.
CHANCE! Zorya threaten again! Karavayev makes super ground down the right to beat Rojo and sends in an accurate delivery. Ljubenovic looks destined to shoot for goal from a great position in the area but the cross just evades him!
Lingard loses the ball again in Zorya's half - he must be running out of time with a number of high-profile substitutes available for Mourinho.
A promising Zorya attack comes to an end when Sobol is flagged for offside from Petryak's pass. The visitors briefly had four on three there - a lucky escape for Mourinho's men.
Zorya kick-off and the second half is under way.
No goals in the first half at Old Trafford. United have dominated possession, with almost 75%, but have only created one huge opportunity when Rashford struck the crossbar after a corner fell into his path. Neither goalkeeper has been tested so far and Zorya will be delighted by their defensive organisation, combined with occasional threats on the break. Mourinho has named a strong side here and he will be expecting better when the teams return.
HALF-TIME: Manchester United 0-0 Zorya Luhansk
No added time and that is the half-time whistle!
Zorya's attack fizzles out down the right, but that move was welcome respite for the visitors and it looks like they will make it to half-time with the score level.
Rashford's shot deflects out for a corner, but Zorya are able to clear when it is taken. United are finishing the half well.
THREE CHANCES FOR UNITED!. FIrst, Lingard heads straight at a Zorya defender. Moments later, a great delivery from Mata comes in from the left after he is found by Pogba. It beats the keeper and Ibrahimovic looks to be there to tap home, but Forster makes a great interception. From the resulting corner, Fellaini has the chance to head in from six yards but heads into the ground and sees his effort bounce over.
Lingard mis-kicks after Ibrahimovic heads into his path at the edge of the area. The winger has not had the best game so far.
CHANCE! Fosu-Mensah wins the ball back in a dangerous area, allowing Pogba to whip in a cross from the right. The onrushing Mata latches on to the delivery but gets too much on his header.
What a waste! The answer is no as Zorya attempt to play it short and Rashford disrupts the attack before they can get a cross into the box. The visitors have to make better use of opportunities like that.
Corner to Zorya, conceded by Bailly. Can they nick a goal against the run of play?
United probe with a decent spell of sustained pressure near Zorya's box, but the away defence are keeping their organisation well at the moment and survive.
Poor free-kick from Ibrahimovic, who takes it himself and does not come close to getting his effort above the wall.
Free-kick to United in a decent position 25 yards from goal after Ibrahimovic is brought down by a rash Chaykovsky challenge.
Half an hour gone and neither goalkeeper has had a save to make so far, with Rashford hitting the bar in the only chance of note.
Mata looks for Pogba as the France midfielder makes a run from deep, but just overhits his pass and Shevchenko collects.
Grechyshkin puts in a poor delivery from the free-kick and the home side clear comfortably.
Zorya enjoy a good spell of passing play - their best period of the match. Bailly then concedes a free-kick for a high challenge on Ljubenovic midway inside United's half.
Mourinho is unhappy on the touchline, telling off Petryak who is near him on the left wing after he appears to go down softly under a United challenge in an attempt to win a free-kick. The Zorya number seven is easily the visitors' biggest threat.
United have enjoyed over 80% of the ball in the early stages and have come so close to scoring through Rashford. Other than that chance, though, Zorya have kept them at bay and also look lively on the counter through Petryak. Still 0-0.
RASHFORD HITS THE BAR!! So close to a wonderful goal! Mata's corner is flicked on by Pogba and Rashford smashes a strike towards goal from 12 yards, but it bounces off the underside of the crossbar and somehow stays out.
CLOSE! Ibrahimovic is given space 25 yards from goal and he needs no invitation to have a go at goal. Zorya get a partial block and it bounces out for a corner. Again Mata takes, but Zorya head clear. United, though, are back on the attack and Pogba wins yet another corner.
Mata's corner comes to nothing as Lingard loses possession at the edge of the box.
Fellaini and Ibrahimovic combine to clear the corner. Now it's United's turn to break with Lingard down the right and Kamenyuka makes a key clearance. It's United turn to have a go from a corner. End-to-end stuff!
Corner to Zorya after another quick break. United are unhappy that Petryak went unpunished for a challenge on Mata to launch the move.
Important headed clearance from Smalling to deal with Karavayev's cross after more good work from the lively Petryak to launch a counter-attack. United need to be careful they do not get caught on the break - they have had a couple of early warnings.
Play is back under way with United in possession and Chaykovsky aiming to run the problem off.
Chaykovsky is down injured holding his calf - there will be a break in play while he receives treatment having suffered the knock in a challenge with Ibrahimovic.
Mata gets into a good position down the left and sends in a decent cross, but Chaykovsky does well to head clear.
WIDE! United whip in another corner, this time from the right, and Fellaini heads off-target under pressure from his marker.
Ibrahimovic looks for Rojo's run down the left and Zorya get back to challenge, conceding a corner which the visitors are then able to clear.
CHANCE! The first two shots come from Zorya, who break quickly and initially see an effort from blocked before a cut-back from Petryak finds Ljubenovic and he fires over.
United are enjoying the early possession with some patient passing combinations.
Manchester United get the game under way!
The two teams are on the pitch at Old Trafford and we are almost ready for kick-off.
Ibrahimovic is a surprise starter for United, who name a strong team with only four changes from the side who romped to victory over Leicester. Rooney and Martial are among the substitutes. Zorya, meanwhile, deploy Kulach – who is yet to score this season – as a lone striker. Midfielder Grechyshkin starts after netting against Fenerbahce.
ZORYA LUHANSK TEAM (4-4-1-1): Shevchenko, Kamenyuka, Sivakov, Forster, Sobol; Karavaev, Chaykovskiy, Grechyshkin, Petryak; Ljubenovic; Kulach.
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM (4-2-3-1): Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Bailly, Rojo; Fellaini, Pogba; Lingard, Mata, Rashford; Ibrahimovic.
Ukranian underdogs Zorya, meanwhile, come into the game unbeaten in four matches and having beaten Vorskla 2-1 last Saturday. They finished fourth in their country's top-flight last season and are impressively sitting second after nine matches this time around. We will have the two line-ups for you very soon.
That loss to Feyenoord was part of a run of three straight defeats for Jose Mourinho's side, but they have since recorded victories over Northampton Town and Leicester City to steady the ship. Defeat tonight, however, could leave their European hopes in jeopardy and pile the pressure back on The Special One.
United come into the game in need of a victory having lost 1-0 away to Feyenoord in their opening game, while Zorya claimed a creditable 1-1 draw at home against Fernabahce.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League Group A match between Manchester United and Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford.