MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPA LEAGUE MATCH 4-1 FENERBAHCE

Paul Pogba scores opening goal for Manchester United from penalty spot in Europa League clash

MANCHESTER WIN EUROPA LEAGUE MATCH: MAN UTD 4-1 FENERBAHCE

Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce

Manchester United have won one and lost one of their opening two Group A Europa League matches.

The world’s most expensive football player, Frenchman Paul Pogba, featured for Manchester United in their Group A Europa League battle with Turkish side Fenerbahoe at Old Trafford. Pogba rewarded his manager’s decision to play him in the midfield alongside Michael Carrick by scoring a brace.

Robin van Persie returned to score at his former stomping ground – Old Trafford as he faced his old team Manchester United in their Europa League clash with Fenerbahce, along with ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. In advance of the match, Van Persie reportedly asked his manager who formerly coached Sunderland, Dick Advocaat, to be selected to feature in the game. 

Former Manchester United striker van Persie scored for Fenerbahce on his return to Old Trafford and was given a standing ovation by Red Devil fans. Dutchman Van Persie scored from Emmanuel Emenike’s cross to net a late consolation goal for Fenerbahce in their 4-1 loss.

A smiling Robin van Persie greeted all his former team-mates with a warm handshake, especially former strike partner Wayne Rooney who got a hug. Van Persie has a few grey hairs but his left foot is still lethal, starting on his own up front rather than playing in a a deep as he customarily does.

Skipper Wayne Rooney got the nod to start for United, playing in a three behind loan striker Anthony Martial alongside Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic watched the game from the substitutes bench.

After the crucial victory, Paul Pogba was asked about taking the penalty kick.

“We wanted that win it was very important to go top of the group and now we’re looking forward for the next game,” said Pogba. “It’s Wazza or myself but I told him that ‘yeah i wanted to take it’ and he let me so I’m very happy to score that penalty and from a player like him, Wayne Rooney, to let me take the penalty is a big respect so I’m very glad for that. I feel comfortable with all the team and we’re just at the start of the season, still we have a long way to go and we just want to do our best and go top of the league.”

Man United boss Jose Mourinho said in his postmatch comments that Paul Pogba was the no.1 penalty taker before the game.

“The first penalty taker was Paul we made that decision and then probably he didn’t want to repeat probably because it is just minutes later and Martial was the one who had the previous action and is a good penalty taker.” 

The Portuguese manager said he is fine with his players changing who takes the spot kicks on the pitch.

Squads

Manchester United

De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw, Carrick, Pogba, Mata, Rooney, Lingard, Martial Subs: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Fellaini, Memphis, Ibrahimovic, Rashford

Fenerbahce

Volkan, Sener, Kjaer, Skrtel, Hasan Ali, Neustadter, Josef, Topal, Alper, Sen, Van Persie Subs: Fabiano, Koybasi Civelek, Emenike, Koca, Stoch

Seen in the stands were Sir Alex Ferguson, former Man United manager and Sam Allardyce, former England manager enjoying the perfect night for Red Devil’s fans.

Manchester United Tickets

Buy legal, authentic, Manchester United tickets from the secure LiveFootballTickets.com online football ticket marketplace now at cheap prices including Manchester United Premier League tickets and Man United Europa League tickets!

OCT 23 2016 English Premier League Chelsea v Manchester United Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom
OCT 26 2016 EFL Cup Manchester United v Manchester City Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom
OCT 29 2016 English Premier League Manchester United v Burnley Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom
NOV 3 2016 Europa League Fenerbahce v Manchester United Tickets Sukru Saracoglu Stadium - Istanbul, Turkey
NOV 6 2016 English Premier League Swansea City v Manchester United Tickets Liberty Stadium - Swansea, United Kingdom
NOV 19 2016 English Premier League Manchester United v Arsenal Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom
NOV 24 2016 Europa League Manchester United v Feyenoord Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom
NOV 27 2016 English Premier League Manchester United v West Ham United Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom
DEC 4 2016 English Premier League Everton v Manchester United Tickets Goodison Park - Liverpool, United Kingdom

POPULAR EUROPA LEAGUE TICKETS

NOV 3 2016 Europa League Southampton v Inter Milan Tickets St Marys Stadium - Southampton, United Kingdom

NOV 3 2016 Europa League Fiorentina v Slovan Liberec Tickets Stadio Franchi - Florence, Italy

NOV 24 2016 Europa League Fiorentina v PAOK FC Tickets Stadio Franchi - Florence, Italy

NOV 24 2016 Europa League Manchester United v Feyenoord Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom

NOV 24 2016 Europa League AS Roma v Viktoria Plzen Tickets Stadio Olimpico - Rome, Italy

DEC 8 2016 Europa League Zorya Luhansk v Manchester United Tickets Chornomorets Stadium - Odesa, Ukraine

DEC 8 2016 Europa League Feyenoord v Fenerbahce Tickets De Kuip - Rotterdam, Netherlands

DEC 8 2016 Europa League AZ Alkmaar v FC Zenit Tickets AFAS Stadion - Alkmaar, Netherlands

DEC 8 2016 Europa League Inter Milan v Sparta Prague Tickets San Siro - Milan, Italy

DEC 8 2016 Europa League Villarreal v Steaua Bucuresti Tickets Estadio El Madrigal - Villarreal, Spain

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Scary Martin Skrtel, Fenerbahce and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, compete for the ball

Robin van Persie, Fenerbahce, applauds fans during UEFA Europa League game at Old Trafford

Buy legal, authentic football tickets securely online from LiveFootballTickets.com for the most popular and sold-out November matches!

Manchester City v Barcelona tickets - Tuesday November 1

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur tickets - Sunday November 6

England v Scotland tickets - Friday November 11 

Manchester United v Arsenal tickets - Saturday November 19

Arsenal v PSG tickets - Wednesday November 23