Juan Mata Goal Helps Manchester United To Reach in Europa League Quarter-Final

Jose Mourinho side Manchester United edged a nervy encounter with Russian minnows FC Rostov at Old Trafford to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-final with a 2-1 aggregate win.

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata got the decisive goal for United when he stabbed in from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's chicky flick, but Ivan Danilyants side threatened to take the match to extra time and goalkeeper Sergio Romero made two good saves late on.

The Red Devil goalkeeper first kept out Sardar Azmoun's flicked header before thumping away midfielder Christian Noboa's free-kick.

It was a largely frustrating night for the hosts, who dominated for large periods without really threatening and also lost playmaker Paul Pogba to a hamstring injury.

The best chances before the goal came in the first half of the game, when midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan shot wide when one-on-one and Ibrahimovic two times hit the post.

Manchester United will find out on Friday who they will face in the quarter-finals.

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