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Summary

  1. Ibrahimovic heads United winner
  2. United now third in Group A
  3. Saints top of Group K, Inter bottom after defeat

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Manchester United are off and running, well limping, in the Europa League with a laboured performance against minnows Zorya Luhansk.

Have a read of the match report

We are back for Friday night football as Everton take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Until then.

'I am not over the moon'

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "It was difficult. We had our chances in the first half, we could have scored and it would have been a different match. But we didn't.

"They kept organised and had plenty of players behind the ball but with players ready to do something on the counter attack. It was difficult and we needed to win.

"One week, three defeats. One week, three victories. But I was not depressed by the defeats and I am not over the moon with three wins.

"Since the first minute we were waiting for the goal but it didn't arrive. You never know what happens and Sergio Romero made a good save when the score was 0-0.

"I had good players on the bench to help change the game. Wayne Rooney gave us different positions and speed when the opposing team was getting tired."

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits it was a "difficult" game for his side but glad they managed to win.

Full quotes to come.

'I expect more from the team'

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "It was not an easy game, we played well, created chances but this is a typical game. When you don't score in the beginning, the spaces get smaller and smaller. After the goal, we had more space but it was a decent game. We won and that is what counts after losing against Feyenoord.

"If you want to go through, you need to win the game, we did that. We could have done much more though and I expect much more from the team. We did not score as we did against Leicester but it is good for confidence. If we continue this and step it up, we will do good."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Joseph S Leon: Top teams play to their standards irrespective of their opposition and competition, that's something Mourinho must instill.

KN: Job done. Points on the board. But unconvincing performance.

Jose Mourinho celebrates
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Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Fenerbahce have beaten Feyenoord 1-0 so Group A looks like this:

1. Fenerbahce, 4 points

2. Feyenoord, 3 points

3. Manchester United, 3 points

4. Zorya Luhansk, 1 point

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Manchester United grind out victory to pick up their first points in this season's Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic the match-winner in the second half.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United
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Ivan Petriak sees the headlines as the ball drops to him 35-yards out, but it's wild and off target.

Manchester United seconds away from victory.

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Paul Pogba drills a shot wide of goal, which is a cue for a mass exit of Manchester United fans from Old Trafford.

Jose's positive demand

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

In his press conference yesterday, Jose Mourinho, referring to the negative headlines that accompanied his side losing three games in a week, said, if Manchester United won tonight, he expected the media reaction to be just as positive following three successive wins as it had been negative before.

After this performance, I am not sure he will get his wish.

Jose Mourinho
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YELLOW CARD

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A late booking for Zorya skipper Mykyta Kamenyka for a late challenge.

Three minutes of added time to play...

CLOSE!

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's free-kick from 30-yards out is heading for the bottom corner, but Oleksii Shevchenko gets down to gather. Good save.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic shoots
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Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Still some edgy moments for Manchester United to contend with as Jaba Lipartia scuffs a shot wide from the penalty spot.

Sergio Romero then makes an easy save off Olexandr Karavaev's header which had no power in it.

Three minutes left.

CLOSE!

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Wayne Rooney swings in a corner and Marouane Fellaini takes it on the volley, but it sails wide of goal.

Could have been a stunning strike, that, if he had caught it cleanly.

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Again, Marouane Fellaini gives the ball away and it's to Ivan Petriak of all Zorya players but his cross is blocked by a defender in red.

At the other end, Mikhail Sivakov does well to head the ball away from on top of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hooked strike is cleared off the line by a Zorya defender but the ball had already gone out when Anthony Martial crossed it in.

Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Into the last 10 minutes, Manchester United - leading at home - should not have any problems seeing this game out.

Jose Mourinho and FC Zorya Luhansk coach Yuriy Vernydub
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SUBSTITUTION

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Zorya's last change.

Artem Gordiyenko on, Ihor Chaykovskiy off.

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...Jaba Lipartia's left-footed free-kick is not the best and not troubling anyone, apart from the fan behind the goal.

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Marouane Fellaini brings down Mykyta Kamenyuka around 25-yards out and Zorya have a free-kick in an excellent position...

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Really like the look of Zorya number seven Ivan Petriak. So calm and composed in possession, always taking the ball forward and looking to make something of it.

Unfortunately for him, his team-mates are not really on the same level as him.

Only 22, one to keep an eye on.

Ivan Petriak
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SUBSTITUTION

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Another change for Zorya. Zeljko Ljubenovic is hooked, on comes Jaba Lipartia.

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A double change for Manchester United.

Juan Mata's work for the evening is done is replaced by Ashley Young.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah makes way for Anthony Martial.

That will mean Young to right-back.

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Now Manchester United can pass the ball around at will.

They work it wide to Marcus Rashford, whose cross from the left is punched clear by goalkeeper Oleksii Shevchenko.

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney was dropped on Saturday, a move that had the widespread support of United fans.

Tonight he has come off the bench and instantly had an impact.

He would probably have preferred to score himself rather than drive a volley into the ground.

But it didn't stop him celebrating as Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home from close range.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates
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GOAL - Manchester United 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (67 mins)

There is the breakthrough.

Seconds after coming on, Wayne Rooney claims an assist. Good play in the area from Timothy Fosu-Mensah sees the right-back cut the ball back to Rooney, whose mis-cued strike bounces to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the back post.

Two yards out, the Swede holds off a Zorya defender and nods in to the net.

That could open the floodgates now.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates
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Man Utd 0-0 Zorya Luhansk

Zorya have defended brilliantly so far, but are now dropping deeper and deeper...

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Here he is, cometh the hour, cometh the man?

Captain Wayne Rooney is on for Manchester United in place of Jesse Lingard.

Can Rooney make the difference? He has around 23 minutes to do so.

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Marouane Fellaini thinks he has been fouled and grabs the ball.

The referee gives a free-kick against him for handball.

That's Fellaini all over.

From the set-piece, Zorya almost get the breakthrough as Paulinho's beautiful curler from the edge of the box is pushed away Sergio Romero.

Good strike, good save.

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Before the Manchester United number 10 Wayne Rooney comes on, they have work to do at the back in clearing a corner.

The game needs more pace, it needs to be quicker so, of course, you send Rooney on.

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney being summoned.

Stand by...

Wayne Rooney
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YELLOW CARD

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We had to endure 90 minutes of the goalless draw between Hapoel Be'er Shiva and Southampton, this has not been too much better after an hour.

Meanwhile, Eric Bailly goes into the book for a high challenge - the referee deemed it anyway - on sub Paulinho.

Eric Bailly is shown a yellow
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Man Utd 0-0 Zorya Luhansk

Poor from Manchester United this. Juan Mata's cross from the right is aimless and Zorya goalkeeper Oleksii Shevchenko comes out to gather without any problems.

Juan Mata
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SUBSTITUTION

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First change of the game, Paulinho on - not the former Spurs player. Vladyslav Kulach off.

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Daily Telegraph doing their best to turn English football upside down, they did bring down the England manager after all.

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Southampton

Southampton Football Club has today been made aware by the Daily Telegraph that, as part of their on-going investigation, the club's assistant first team manager Eric Black will feature as part of an article in tomorrow's paper.

The club immediately requested to be sent, by the Daily Telegraph, the details of this article, but the newspaper declined to share any further information. We have today contacted The FA and the Premier League, and intend to work closely with both bodies on this matter when the facts become clear.

Southampton Football Club is fully committed to investigating any situation that directly or indirectly relates to our club, employees or the wider community.

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Further good play from Timothy Fosu-Mensah, as the right-back plays in Jesse Lingard on the right-hand side of the box, but the winger's ball is straight into the hands of Oleksii Shevchenko.

More care was needed from Lingard in order to pick a team-mate out. Not one we will be seeing on Snapchat after the game.

Jesse Lingard
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A warm applause goes around Old Trafford as Timothy Fosu-Mensah earns a corner.

"United, United," chant the crowd, but Juan Mata's corner is cleared.

Zorya threaten to counter and reach the edge of the United box, but Fosu-Mensah shows excellent workrate to claim the ball back for his side.

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Brilliant play again from Ivan Petriak, showing his pace to drift away from Marouane Fellaini, who clips the Zorya man to concede a free-kick.

Pundit Robbie Savage on BT Sport is having plenty to say about Fellaini's performance in this match and none of it too positive.

Marouane Fellaini
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