Man United returned to winning ways after a poor start to their new Europa League campaign.
Manchester United defeated Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 in their Europa League game on Thursday. A dominant first-half display sealed United’s victory at Zimbru Stadium.
Easy win for Man Utd!
Sheriff found an energetic start to the game, trying to shock Man Utd with an early breakthrough.
However, United’s calm approach enabled them to take control of the possession shortly afterwards.
Following an assist from Christian Eriksen, Jadon Sancho latched on to the ball at the edge of the box before drilling a precise low shot into the back of the net.
Sheriff tried to bounce back after conceding the opener, but United managed to seal their victory before halftime.
Following a careless challenge on Diogo Dalot, the referee awarded the Red Devils a spot-kick.
Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to convert the penalty, registering his first goal of the season. A low shot into the middle of the goal made it 2-0 for the Red Devils, forcing Sheriff to make more careless choices during the second period.
Man Utd found several more opportunities to extend their lead throughout the second period but had to settle for the 2-0 win.
Sheriff Tiraspol: Koval (5), Kpozo (5), Radeljic (7), Kiki (6), Zohouri (5), Diop (7), Kyabou (5), Badolo (6), Akanbi (6), Atiemwen (5), Ouattara (6).
Bench: Salifu (5), Vizeu (6), Pernambuco (6).
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (7), Varane (7), Martinez (7), Malacia (7), McTominay (6), Eriksen (7), Fernandes (7), Antony (6), Ronaldo (7), Sancho (8).
Bench: Maguire (6), Shaw (6), Casemiro (6), Elanga (6), Garnacho (6).