UCL: United are through to the Champions League knockout round with a 2-0 win over Villarreal. It was the hosts that made the better start, with De Gea coming up with three big saves at 0-0 to keep out Gomez early on and two chances for Trigueros.
Ronaldo then scored a lovely lob after Fred caught out Villarreal’s defense and Sancho rounded it off late on with his first goal for the club.
It was a close match for both the teams except the brilliant finishing by Manchester United which led them to 2 goals win. Villarreal with 13 shots taken and United with 11 shots taken they were separated only by the goals.
Chances and save it 1st half of the match for both the teams but no goal. David De Gea kept gis clean sheet with many youthful save for his side.
The actions were in the second half of the match when the goal threat was more and time was less. Cristiano Ronaldo the golden man for united scored the first goal of the match.
Fred did brilliantly to close down Capoue when Rulli played out from the back and his pressure knocked the ball back into Ronaldo.
He turned and spotted the keeper rushing off his line, so lobbed the shot over him and into the back of the net. It was 1-0 for united.
Fred did well to win the ball back again in his own half, and he set United on the counter. Fernandes touched it into Sancho on the right of the box. The defenders were slow to get out to him, and he fired his shot past Rulli and into the roof of the net for his first United goal.
Michael Carrick is the first English manager to win his first game in charge of Manchester United (excluding second spells) since Walter Crickmer in November 1931.
Manchester United are unbeaten in six UEFA Champions League games versus Villarreal (W2 D4) against no side have they faced more often without losing in the competition (also CSKA Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen six games each).
Villarreal has never beaten an English club in the UEFA Champions League in 12 attempts (D6 L6), the most of any side has faced English opponents without winning in Champions League history.