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.
Amid a memorable individual showing, visitors no.1 Francis Uzoho was finally beaten upon substitute and surprise hero Scott McTominay lashing home from close range:
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.
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
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