International football’s oldest rivals locked horns for the 115th time in Friday’s eagerly-anticipated Group D clash, where the crackling atmosphere belied the restricted attendance of 20.306 at Wembley.
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El Matador was nominated for the prize alongside Mason Greenwood and Scott McTominay, following an eye-catching end to the campaign in which he scored five times in six appearances.
Bertrand Traore’s stunning finish had Villa dreaming of a first home league victory against United since 1995, but Solskjaer’s side dug deep and secured a 3-1 triumph – a competition record 10th comeback win of the season.
The Nigerian striker opened the scoring for the hosts midway through the first half, as he netted his sixth goal in his last four matches with the simplest of finishes.
Pogba suffered a thigh injury in United’s 3-3 draw at home to Everton and will be sidelined until at least March.
Scott McTominay’s superb early brace set the tone in a wild first half in which Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof also scored before Leeds captain Liam Cooper clawed one back.
They joined in the quarter-finals Tottenham Hotspur who had a day earlier qualified with a penalty kick shootout victory over Chelsea.
The Nigerian striker came on for another summer signing, Bruno Fernandes, in the 88th minute of the pulsating tie
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised January signings Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo after Manchester United eased through to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were to the fore once again as Manchester United saw off Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 at Old Trafford to move back into the top half of the Premier League table.
United had taken the lead just before half-time through Scott McTominay’s first goal at Old Trafford, a fine strike from outside the box, and the game did improve after a distinctly drab start
The 31-year-old Serb lost his spot to academy graduate Scott McTominay at the heart of United’s midfield but made his first start in five matches replacing the injured Paul Pogba in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Leicester City.