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Manchester United 1-0 Omonoia FC: Europa League match report, player ratings, fan reaction and more

Scott McTominay proved the hero on a concerning evening for Man United

Match report

A remarkable 90 minutes of football at Old Trafford on Thursday evening culminated in Manchester United, at the death, scraping past an Omonoia outfit who can return to Cyprus with their heads held high.

Erik ten Hag’s troops, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago.

Turning their attentions back towards matters on the continent on the back of a 2-1 downing of Everton at the weekend, the Red Devils welcomed Neil Lennon’s Omonoia to Old Trafford, for a Europa League group stage clash.

The evening’s hosts headed into proceedings eyeing an altogether more comfortable night’s work this time round, after stuttering to a 3-2 triumph in Nicosia this day last week.

When all was said and done, however, as alluded to above, this proved to be far from the case.

Instead, despite peppering the Omonoia goal across the 90 minutes, United’s breakthrough only arrived a full three minutes into injury time.

Upon the final whistle sounding on Thursday night, the scoreline, in turn, stood at 1-0, leaving Erik ten Hag’s United in 2nd in the Europa League Group E table, three points adrift of leaders Real Sociedad.

Player ratings

Manchester United

David de Gea – 5.5, Diogo Dalot – 4.5, Victor Lindelof – 5, Lisandro Martinez – 6, Tyrell Malacia – 6, Casemiro – 6, Fred – 5.5, Bruno Fernandes – 5, Antony – 5.5, Marcus Rashford – 6, Cristiano Ronaldo – 5.5

Scott McTominay – 6.5

Omonoia FC

Francis Uzoho – 9, Adam Matthews – 6, Adam Lang – 5.5, Nemanja Miletic – 5.5, Hector Yuste – 6, Fotios Kitsos – 5.5, Nikolas Panagiotou – 5, Moreto Cassama – 6.5, Charalampos Charalampous – 6, Bruno Felipe – 6.5, Andronikos Kakoullis – 5.5

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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