As it Happened: Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad: United see themselves through
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Igor Zubeldia of Real Sociedad battles for possession with Anthony Martial of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on February 25, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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FULL TIME!

The final whistle blows and United secure their place in tomorrow's draw for the Round of 16!

A thoroughly professional performance from United who gave notable minutes to both Amad and Shoretire.

Next up, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as the race for second place heats up!

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90'

There will be FOUR added minutes
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85'

Sociedad have their first shot on target, which is easily saved by Henderson
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80'

The tempo of the game has been stripped as both sides look to see the game out
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75'

Shoretire comes on for Greenwood, becoming United's youngest ever appearance maker in Europe!
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74'

Bautista's header from close range is deflected wide by Lindelof
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72'

Just over 15 minutes to go and Henderson still hasn't made a save
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67' CLOSE!

Martial darts inside from the left before letting go of an unbelievable effort which the goalkeeper tips just over the bar.

The touch was not seen, however, and a goal kick is given

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65' DISALLOWED!

The goal is chalked of as VAR show Lindelof fouling a Sociedad defender as the ball was played in.

Correct decision, no doubt about that!

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64' GOAL

Tuanzebe thumps home a powerful header from Telles' corner from very close range!

His first goal for United since being promoted from the academy

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58'

Amad Diallo replaces the injured Dan James
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56' CLOSE

Greenwood does brilliant to duck and dive between three challenges before getting a shot off at a tight angle which goes narrowly wide of the near post
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55'

A dangerous cross is caught by Henderson
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52'

Greenwood fires a brilliant low effort from 20 yards which is very well saved low to the goalkeepers right
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50' BAR!

A free header from the middle of the box by Sangan strikes the crossbar
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49'

Williams booked for a challenge on Portu
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48'

CLOSE!

Rashford strikes a free kick from a mile out which wrong-foots the goalkeeper but flashes narrowly past the post

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46'

Bailly down with an injury *Shock* but looks able to continue
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45'

The game is back underway!

United substitutions as Rashford, Williams and Tuanzebe replace Fernandes, Fred Wan-Bissaka

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HALF TIME

An eventful first half is going to plan for United.

A missed penalty and a clip of the crossbar means the deadlock is yet to be broken.

Will we see some youngsters in the second half?

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42'

United having a lot of joy down the right through Wan-Bissaka
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40'

Fred is booked for a cynical foul
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36' SAVE

Bruno clips a beauty of a ball over to James who flicks a head goal bound from close range but the goalkeeper is equal to it
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34'

Isak's shot from a tight angle is easily saved
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29'

United corner
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24' CROSSBAR!

WOW!

Greenwood plays in Fred who checks back and finds Fernandes on the edge of the box who curls one towards the far corner but is denied by the goal frame.

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22' SAVE

Martial with a quick turn and shot from 20 yards which is well saved down the the goalkeeper's right
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20'

Corner for United
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18'

Januzaj's cross is unconventionally dealt with
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17'

United finally gain some comfortable possession after a hectic five minutes
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15' OVER

Sociedad create again as a shot from the edge of the box flashes wide
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15' CLOSE

Oyarzabal slides a low ball in behind to Isak but Lindelof slides in and guides it wide in the nick of time
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13' MISS

Oyazrbal hops, skips and fires it high and wide!!!
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12' PENALTY

Sociedad win a penalty as James brings down the Sociedad Right back just inside the area
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8'

Sociedad defence has clearly learned it's lesson from last week, sitting much deeper to cover the space in behind
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6'

Sociedad doing well at pinning United in their own half and recycling possession when necessary
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4'

Sociedad corner
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2'

United starting the game brightly as James slightly overhits his pass through to Fernandes
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1'

Kick off!
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Kick off next!

The teams are out for the pre match routine as kick off fast approaches!
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Real Sociedad Lineup

 

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Bruno Starts!

Inexplicably, Bruno Fernandes starts for United despite the Portuguese in desperate need of a rest.

Elsewhere, Bailly and Henderson return to the starting lineup as Amad and Shoretire take their places on the bench

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Manchester United Lineup


 
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How to Watch

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sports.

However, if you can't watch the game, be sure to tune into VAVEL.com for live coverage and updates.

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Real Sociedad team news

La Real are without two defenders for the second leg as Robin Le Normand is banned following a string of bookings, while Joseba Zaluda suffered a hamstring injury last time out against United.

Zaluda is likely to be replaced at right back by Andoni Gorosabel, while 21-year-old Modibo Sagnan will probably take Normand’s place.

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Manchester United team News

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it will be "more or less the same squad as against Newcastle", which his side won 3-1.

"Amad and Shola will be involved, they're in the squad," Solskjaer added.

Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are out.

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A recap

United ran out comprehensive winners in the reverse fixture last week.

Goals from Fernandes, Rashford and James handed United a healthy 0-4 lead to bring back to Manchester.

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Kick-off time

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad will be played at Old Trafford. The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.
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Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2021 Europa League tie: Manchester United vs Real Sociedad!

My name is James Ridge and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, squad updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.com

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