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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of Manchester United’s trip to Zorya in the Europa League.

The teams are in.

First up the hosts:

Zorya: Levchenko; Opanasenko, Sivakov, Forster, Sukhotskiy; Karavaev, Kharatin, Chaykovskiy, Petriak; Ljubenovic; Bezborodko.

Substitutes: Shevchenko, Kulach, Lipartia, Paulinho, Grechyshikin, Bonaventure, Checher.

And the visitors.

Manchester Untied: Romero; Young, Bailly, Blind, Rojo; Herrera, Pogba; Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rooney: Ibrahimovic.

Substitutes: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

The welcome news for United fans is the sight of Eric Bailly in the starting XI with the Ivorian making his first start since coming off in the Premier League match against Chelsea in October.

It’s not immediately clear as to how Mourinho’s men will line up, with no natural left-sided winger in the team, but it looks as if it could be Rooney.

Mourinho was concerned that the match may not go ahead yesterday, but the match is definitely going ahead.

“The pitch is very hard, the pitch is very icy,” he said yesterday. ”They are putting warmth on the top of it, but the pitch is very difficult and people cannot make miracles. Let’s hope everything goes well.”

The Permutations:

Group A

- A win or a draw will guarantee United a place in the last 32.

- A defeat, and United will need Feyenoord not to beat group leaders Fenerbahce in the other group game to progress.

Clear?

Good.

Kick-off in Ukraine is at 18:00. The temperature is expected to drop below freezing in  Odessa when the match kicks off.

As if you didn’t know, Zorya currently sit in third place in the Ukrainian Premier League after 17 games – a whopping 16 points behind leaders Shakhtar Donetsk.

The teams have taken to the field at the Chornomorets Stadium. Kick-off is moments away!

Before we start, we’ll have a moments silence for all involved in the Chapecoense air disaster.

Mkhitaryan has started on the left for United, Mata on the right. Rooney and Ibra are up top. I’m sure the four though will be pretty fluid in the next 90 minutes.

5Mins

Mkhitaryan finds Mata on the edge of the box, but the Spaniard’s attempted through ball to Zlatan is cut out. Decent start by the away side.

6Mins

Levchenko in the Zorya goal, is making his European debut tonight, expect United to test him from range early on.

8Mins

SAVE! Kharatin’s driven shot on the edge of the box is pushed away by United goalkeeper Romero. The follow-up from Petryak only troubles the side netting.

11Mins

SHOT! After several Blind crosses are half-clear by the home side, Herrera takes a shot from 25 yards but it is no trouble to Levchenko.

14Mins

It’s all a bit scrappy at the moment from United after a relatively bright start. Attacks are not quite clicking, yet. More purpose in the passing needed.

20Mins

WIDE! Pogba’s powerful attempt from 25 yards goes just wide.

Herrera’s cross-field ball finds Young on the right flank, he passes back to Ibrahimovic who tees the ball up for the Frenchman, but he can’t direct his shot on target.

24Mins

A lovely darting run by Pogba sets Rooney free, but the England captain fails to control a simple ball as United looked to be in on goal.

32Mins

There is good news from a United perspective in the other Group A game, as Fenerbahce take the lead in Holland, meaning as it stands no matter what happens in the Ukraine, Mourinho’s men will progress.

33Mins

WIDE! Pogba takes a shot from distance in frustration and it’s a wild attempt. Dreadful.

38Mins

WIDE: Chaykovskiy robs Mata in midfield and then goes on to make an inspired run, before the ball falls to Karavaev, but his shot goes just wide of Romero’s post.

39Mins

CLOSE! Moments later an audacious chip by Mata from a difficult angle hits the side netting.

40Mins

OVERHEAD! Bailly’s bicycle kick from a United corner is saved. Good improvisation from the Ivorian.

45Mins

SAVE! A swerving attempt by Rooney from 25 yards is tipped over by a relived Levchenko.

45Mins

OVER! Rojo’s shot in the box from the resulting corner clears the crossbar, when he really should have done better.

45Mins

That’s it for the first 45 minutes. As it stands, United are heading into the knockout stages of the Europa League.

47Mins

I hope you can contain your excitement. The second-half is about to begin in Odessa.

Flag 46Mins

Here’s hoping for a much better second 45. The second period is under way! 

53Mins

The Armenian gets his first goal for United and he made it look so easy.

Rojo picks up the ball in midfield and squares a simple pass to Mkhitaryan who slaloms his way through the Zorya defence, the winger then beautiful glides his attempt past Levchenko into the bottom right corner.

Beautiful goal.

56Mins

SUBS! First changes of the game as Bonaventure replaces Bezborodko and Grechyshkin takes the place of Kharatin, for the home side.

63Mins

The subs have definitely lifted Zorya here.

They are committing more bodies forward, but having said that, United still look comfortable.

64Mins

SUB! United’s first change – Mata is off, Lingard is on.

68Mins

GOOD DEFENDING! Bailly has been solid as a rock for United at the back and makes a vital block preventing Bonaventure bursting through on goal.

69Mins

SUB: Fellaini comes on for Rooney. His United career may not be over after all?

71Mins

Bailly look set to be taken off with an apparent injury, but he makes it clear to the bench he is fine to continue.

71Mins

SUB! Final change for Zorya as Lipartia replaces Ljubenovic.

73Mins

CHANCE! Sivakov with a header from close range following a Zorya free-kick, but Romero denies the Ukrainians with a fine save.

76Mins

OVER! Mkhitaryan’s free-kick is met by the head of Fellaini, but the Belgian can’t direct his attempt on target.

77Mins

WIDE! Lingard’s tame half-volley doesn’t trouble the Zorya goal after Zlatan does well to win a lost cause in the air.

82Mins

OVER! A good run by Ibrahimovic ends with the Swede’s curing effort going over the bar.

83Mins

YELLOW CARD! A late challenge by Herrera sees the midfielder booked.

84Mins

SUB! Final change for the visitors as Fosu-Mensah comes in for the goalscorer Mkhitaryan.

89Mins

A delicate ball by Pogba sets up his fellow summer signing Ibrahimovic through on goal and the Swede shows all the poise and composure you’d expect to coolly slot home.

90Mins

CLOSE! A nice one-two between Zlatan and Fosu-Mensah sees the sub denied by the goalkeeper at the near post.

90Mins

We’re into the first minute of three to be added on!

91Mins

FT: Zorya 0-2 Man United 

A decent night’s work for United with Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic getting on the scoresheet to send Mourinho’s side into the knockout stages of the Europa League.

We’ll have all the reaction throughout the night.

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