Date: 21st April 2017 at 9:37am
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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United needed extra time to see off Anderlecht and reach the Europa League semi-finals on a nervy night at Old Trafford on Thursday.

The Red Devils looked to be on their way to the last four when Henrikh Mkhitaryan, scorer of their only goal in the 1-1 draw in Belgium last week, netted after just ten minutes, but the visitors hit back through Sofiane Hanni 13 minutes before half time.

United continued to create opportunities but to no avail, as has been the story of their season so far, but in the absence of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who went off with what looked like a serious knee injury, England striker Marcus Rashford rose to the occasion in extra time.

The 19-year-old brilliantly latched onto Marouane Fellaini’s knockdown, turned the Anderlecht defence inside out, before firing home a fine left-footed finish into the bottom corner after 107 minutes to give the home side the lead.

And it was an advantage they didn’t relinquish to book their place in the last four, and they will find out who they play in the semi-finals when the draw is made later on this morning.

Unsurprisingly, United’s late victory stimulated quite the reaction on social media, with many Red Devils supporters delighted to reach the four…

However, some weren’t overly impressed with the performance of Mourinho’s side on Thursday…

While man-of-the-match and match-winner Rashford earned many plaudits, as did £89 million man Paul Pogba after a sterling display in the midfield…

And some fans are confident that United can go all the way and win the Europa League…

 
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