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Europa League: Man United crush Roma at Old Trafford

Manchester United Thursday night showed a high level of tenacity in their Europa League semi-final first leg tie as they overcame an initial scare before beating Roma 6-2 at Old Trafford.

Despite taking the lead in the 9th minute through Bruno Fernandes, United saw themselves trailing 1-2 at the end of the first half.

However, a masterclass performance in the second 45 minutes saw the Red Devils turned things around in stunning fashion.

Fernandes, Edison Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood all getting on target to give the Red Devils a high level of breathing space going into the second leg in Italy.

Man Utd 6-2 Roma

Fernandes 9, pen 71 (M), Pellegrini pen 15 (R), Dzeko 34 (R), Cavani 48, 64 (M), Pogba 75 (M), Greenwood 86 (M)

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred (Matic 83); Rashford (Greenwood 76), Fernandes (Mata 89), Pogba; Cavani

Roma: Pau Lopez (Mirante 28); Smalling, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout (Villar 5), Spinazzola (Peres 37); Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko

Ref: Del Cerro Grande (ESP)

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