Jose Mourinho team Manchester United simplify into the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League with win at Saint - Etienne, although goalscorer Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be unavailable for Sunday's EFL Cup final after falter off.
Noted 3-0 from the first - leg encounter, thanks to former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat trick Manchester United initiated sharply in front of a noisy home crowd at a stadium often assign to as 'The Cauldron' with 28 year old midfielder Mkhitaryan flicking in United midfielder Juan Mata's cross early on to leave the St. Etienne needing five goals.
Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder departed quickly after and clasp his hamstring as he enrolled the tunnel, on injury which could brunt on boss Jose Mourinho's team selection for Sunday's clash against Southampton.
And despite Manchester United had Ivory Coast centre back Eric Baily sent off two bookable offences in the second half of the match, they hardly looked under pressure in attaining a place in Friday's last - 16 draw.
Manchester United's radiant run of form as early November has broadly coincided with former Shakhtar Donestk midfielder Mkhitaryan building himself as a first - team regular.