Man United 2-1 LASK: Reds stroll to victory to book Europa League quarter-final date with Copenhagen
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Man United 2-1 LASK: Reds stroll to victory to book Europa League quarter-final date with Copenhagen

Manchester United will face FC Copenhagen in the quarter-finals of the Europa League following their 2-1 home win on the night over LASK Lanz and a 7-2 aggregate win. 

The Red Devils had all-but qualified for the quarters going into the match, thanks to a 5-0 lead from the first leg played in Austria in March. 

Coach Ole Gunnar named a changed side for the match, with the likes of Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, McTominay, Lingard, and Ighalo all starting.

The match though failed to spark in the opening minutes, even though the visitors almost took the lead on two different occasions the 10th minute.

Philipp Wiesinger picked up the ball inside the box and fired a beautiful first-time shot, but it went just a few inches wide of the right post.

Seconds later Andres Andrade had a great chance to score, but he headed the ball onto the crossbar as United survived. 

There were few clear-cut chances from that moment, with the only meaningful opportunity falling to Odion Ighalo five minutes after the restart as he received a slide-rule pass inside the box but his shot was easily saved despite having only the goalie to beat from close range. 

The missed chance came to haunt them as they fell behind on the 55th minute as Wiesinger hit a perfect volley from distance and the ball flew into the top right corner to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. 

The lead though lasted for just two minutes as the returning Lingard scored a deflected goal from a Juan  Mata ball to make it 1-1.

Anthony Martial stepped off the bench to net his 22nd goal of the season with two minutes to go and ensure the Reds storm the next round with a 7-1 aggregate. 

They will now face Copenhagen in the quarters, with the matches set to be played in Germany. 

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