Feb 23, 2017
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Three things we learnt as Manchester United secured an aggregate win over Saint Etienne

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Manchester United eased past a toothless Saint Etienne in Wednesday afternoon’s Europe League second-leg as Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first-half effort saw them seal a 4-0 aggregate victory.

 

Heavy favourites after their 3-0 win at Old Trafford last Thursday night, Mkhitaryan’s early goal got rid of any nerves the visitors may have had and gave United an even bigger aggregate lead on the night.

Despite seeing a lot of possession Saint Etienne failed to pose the same attacking threat that they had in Manchester, with Sergio Romero not having to make a save of real note in the United goal.

Eric Bailly earnt himself a red card after two quick-fire yellow cards in the second-half, but United’s ten men held firm to record an impressive win in a hostile atmosphere at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Read below for three things that we can take from Manchester United’s European win in France.

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