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Summary

  1. Ibrahimovic hat-trick puts United in control of tie
  2. His free-kick trickles in after deflection
  3. Swede taps in second from Rashford cross
  4. Striker then wins and scores penalty
  5. Herrera booked and will miss second leg
  6. Spurs beaten 1-0 by Gent in first leg

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's a wrap

    So Manchester United are well in control against Saint-Etienne, and Tottenham have a bit to do after a poor show in Belgium.

    We shall see you all at the weekend! Goodnight. 

  2. Romero on a roll

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Alex Revell

    Goalkeeper Sergio Romero has kept six consecutive clean sheets for United and hasn’t conceded a goal since an Alex Revell penalty for Northampton in September 2016.

  3. Get Involved

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Bill Rice is live from Old Trafford taking your questions after Manchester United's win.

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    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Zlatan says he hopes to get more goals next week, but surely he'll be rested won't he?

  5. This is the decisive moment for the season - Zlatan

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Manchester United

    Zlatan

    Manchester United's hat-trick scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic:"We created good chances. It was important to get a good win at home and we bring it with us in the second leg. It was a good game but I think we can do better.

    "Every time I've played against Saint-Etienne, with hard work there has been a couple of goals. I've scored a couple of goals tonight and hopefully I can do the same next week.

    "We're winning but in a short time everything can change. It's important to keep getting the wins we need. Everything can change but we're happy at the moment.

    "This is the decisive moment for the season. We are still in all four competitions. The fifth we already won [the Community Shield]."

  6. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that Manchester United can 'do much more' but seems fairly happy with the result.

  7. FULL-TIME

    Europa League round-up

    Here, at a glance, are the final scores in the other six 20:05 GMT kick-offs:

    Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Apoel

    Anderlecht 2-0 Zenit St-Petersburg

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1-3 Besiktas

    Legia Warsaw 0-0 Ajax

    PAOK 0-3 Schalke

    Villarreal 0-4 Roma

  8. thirtysomething

    Europa League round-up

    Edin Dzeko

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not the only player celebrating a hat-trick right now. Edin Dzeko has hit a treble too in an emphatic 4-0 win for Roma at Villarreal. 

    It's been a good night for the 30-something strikers; 33-year-old Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored his 50th goal in Uefa club competitions to complete a 3-0 win for Schalke at PAOK.

    Earlier, 36-year-old Aritz Aduriz scored for Athletic Bilbao, but they're looking a bit shaky going into their second leg. Giannis Gianniotas has driven a second away goal for Apoel, meaning that Athletic will take a slender 3-2 lead to Cyprus.

    Elsewhere, Canada international Atiba Hutchinson has scored a stoppage-time goal for Besiktas, 3-1 winners at Hapoel Be'er Sheva tonight.

    Two other results: Anderlecht have beaten Zenit St-Petersburg 2-0, and Legia Warsaw have drawn 0-0 at home to an Ajax side who finished with 10 men after Kenny Tete was sent off.

    Aritz Aduriz
  9. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    The second leg actually takes place next Wednesday, with a 17:00 GMT kick-off. Handy for anyone with a 'normal' job that one.

  10. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Job very much done by Manchester United. Saint-Etienne really pushed them in the first half but after the break the traffic was pretty much one way.

    It's a 17th career hat-trick for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

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    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

  12. CLOSE!

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    A fourth would really rub salt in the wounds - and it's close! Paul Pogba sends a free-kick over the wall and wide.

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    Harrison Short: Probably the least impressive hat-trick ever scored.

    Aidan Mifsud: What a cheat Ibra. Or at least terrible sportsmanship. It's because of players like him that non-fans make fun of football.

    James Watson: Horrendous diving display from Zlatan tonight.. Shameful professionalism 

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fouled
  14. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    A dubious free-kick and a dodgy penalty. They all count.

    Saint-Etienne will feel harshly done by by the scoreline. 

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    Kenny: Zlatan hat-trick for Man Utd after all the build-up of Pogba v Pogba, just had to steal the show didn't he.

    Alan Ferguson: Zlattrick - headlines that write themselves.

    RegularJon: Zlatan doesn't win penalties, he awards them

  16. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more goals against Saint-Etienne than any other team in his career. They are very much the Daryll Cullinan to his Shane Warne. 

  17. GOAL - Manchester United 3-0 Saint-Etienne

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic HAT-TRICK

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates

    No nonsense, head down and buried into the corner. It's a hat-trick for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and it's probably tie over. Saint-Etienne were so close to making it 1-1, and excellent in the firs half, but United have had their foot on the pedal in the second half.

  18. PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED

    Manchester United 2-0 Saint-Etienne

    File under 'S for Soft'.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic falls over near a defender and a penalty is given...

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    Europa League latest

    Schalke look very well placed to secure a place in the Europa League last 16 - Max Meyer has powered in a downward header from Benedikt Howedes' cross to give them a 2-0 lead at PAOK.

    Still no goals in Poland, but Ajax are down to 10 men away to Legia Warsaw. Right-back Kenny Tete has picked up two quick yellow cards, the second for a shirt tug on an opponent.