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  1. United head through 2-1 on aggregate
  2. Mata converts from close range after Zlatan flick-on
  3. Romero makes two crucial saves to secure United progress
  4. Pogba forced off with injury in second half, Fellaini on

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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    Gotta be in it to win it.

    Ajax, Anderlecht, Besiktas, Celta Vigo, Genk, Lyon, Manchester United and Schalke are the teams in the hat for Friday's Europa League quarter-final draw.

    United will not be looking at any of those teams thinking, "ooh, they scare us".

    Have a read of Gary Rose's match report

    We are back on Saturday for Premier League action.

    Until then.

    Ajax celebrate
  2. 'The player asked for a banana'

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Manchester United

    And lastly from Jose Mourinho on Manchester City going out of Europe: "I'm very disappointed. I'm not making fun of it. I'm feeling it. It's bad for us for many reasons. 

    "All the five teams in front of us in the Premier League, nobody has international football so will be playing one match per week like some of them have been all season. They don't know what fatigue is. We fight until the limits."

    On Marcos Rojo eating a banana during the game: "If you were tired any time in your life, I was tired many times, I know what the body needs. It needs anything. The player asked for a banana. But it's not to laugh at all. It's to respect the players."

  3. 'We had problems'

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Manchester United

    More from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: "In the first half we were fresh and dominant, we created chances. They didn't cross the midfield line. 

    "Everything looked like we would score a couple of goals and kill the game. They played clearly to let the game go to a period when we would logically be in trouble. We let the game open. They let it open too. In the last part of the game we had problems, injuries, we had to make changes."

  4. 'We have a lot of enemies'

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is not happy with the fixture scheduling which saw them face Chelsea on Monday and then visit Middlesbrough on Sunday lunchtime.

    He told BT Sport: “We were afraid of extra time. It was a difficult game. We have lots of enemies. Normally the enemies should be Rostov but we have a lot of enemies. It's difficult to play Monday with 10 men, it's difficult to play now, it's difficult to play 12 o’clock on Sunday. We have a lot of enemies. 

    "A lot of people might say we should have scored more goals. But a lot of things are going against us. The boys are amazing boys. We will probably lose the game on Sunday. Fatigue has a price. I will remember forever when I spoke to the Uefa delegate in Rostov. He told me if any of our players gets injured, the insurance paid. Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks the same way.”

  5. Get Involved


    Colin Reardon: We'll take the win, but that was as poor a performance as I've seen from Manchester United this season! Ugly.

    Lawrence from Stoke:  Mourinho playing defensive in Europa League is genius. Save the attacking football for the league games where we need to pick up points and then go into the last eight in Europe with more to play for 

    Anon: 22 shots but still defensive? Think some people need to give up the narrative at times  

  6. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Manchester United

    United boss Jose Mourinho says "fatigue has paid a price" in the injury to midfielder Paul Pogba.

    Full quotes to come.

  7. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Lyon have beaten Roma 5-4 on aggregate to reach the quarter-finals. Roma won tonight's tie 2-1 and pushed for a late equaliser, which never came.

    Schalke beat Borussia Monchengladbach on away goals after coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 tonight (3-3 agg).

    Ajax beat FC Copenhagen 2-0 to progress 3-2 on aggregate, with Anderlecht beating Apoel Nicosia 1-0, as they did in the first leg.

          Roma"s Stephan El Shaarawy looks dejected after the match as Lyon players celebrate
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    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata tells BT Sport: "It was a matter of finishing our chances again. We created some good chances but we could not score. It is important we kept a clean sheet so we are happy today.

    "They are a team that push until the end. They play with a difficult system but we adapted well. We are playing at Old Trafford and need to do well.

    "Our aim is to win every tournament we play in. It is a good chance to play Champions League next season and we will try until the end. The level in the Europa League is difficult."

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling: "We have two top quality goalkeepers and they step up when called. We have a good squad.

    "We hope the injuries to Daley Blind and Paul Pogba are not too serious."

  9. Get Involved


    Adeem Beebeejaun:  Oh..! That save from Romero. Appreciate it man. Sparred us extra time.. goodnyt folks

    Ricky Lee Everett:  Romero - Man of the Match? Arguably - how embarassing :( 

    Alexander Wheeldon:  Romero must be the best second choice keeper in the league? Who is better? Elite!

    Christian Noboa shoots at goal
  10. United through - but at what cost?

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg 2-1)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Manchester United's European adventure continues but there is a price with Paul Pogba's injury.

    Jose Mourinho will not want to be without the world's most expensive player for long.


    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    We nearly had some drama at the end and could have gone into extra time, but United hold on and progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

    Romero saves
  12. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Christian Noboa lines it up and strikes one towards the top corner... is heading in...

    ...but Sergio Romero flies to his left to push the ball away.

    Another stunning save from the Argentine.

    Christian Noboa reacts after his free kick is saved
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    Oh my goodness...

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    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Phil Jones into the back of Aleksandr Erokhin.

    LAST CHANCE for Rostov, 30 yards out.

    Time is up...

  15. Get Involved


    Kelvin Obakhavbaye:  Sometimes fans just demand too much from managers. Defensive Mourinho is taking us to the last eight of the Europa League.

  16. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking to get his name on the scoresheet late on but his strike from inside the area is blocked.

    United one minute away from the quarter-finals.

  17. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Man of the match?


  18. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    FOUR minutes of injury time to play and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still running.

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    Man Utd 1-0 Rostov (agg: 2-1)

    Eric Bailly goes in on Marko Devic from behind 30 yards away from the United goal...

    ...but the referee awards a free-kick to the United defender.

  20. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Roma have six minutes left to find the goal they need to take them through and send Lyon out. On comes 40-year-old Francesco Totti. He surely can't, can he?

    At the other end of the spectrum, Ajax have brought on Justin Kluivert, the 17-year-old son of Patrick, against FC Copenhagen.