The first goal of Odion Igalo’s loan spell was the highlight of another comfortable win for Manchester United, who progressed past Club Brugge and into Friday’s Europa League round of 16 draw with ease. UFABET
Anthony Martial’s first-leg away goal left United in a strong position but progression was never in doubt once Bruno Fernandes scored his second penalty in as many games, capitalising on Simon Deli’s sending off for handball.
Scott McTominay, making his full return from a knee ligament injury, added a third and his midfield partner Fred scored twice to round off a night that will boost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of success in this competition.
This was only the second time United have scored five at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and it was up there with the best all-round performances of Solskjaer’s tenure. The only concern will be the absence of Martial, who was sidelined after picking up a muscle injury in training.
Solskjaer has made one consistent demand of his players – play fast – and though United can often be ponderous in possession they were anything but during the breathless opening stages. And Brugge, initially, gave as good as they got.