Manchester United won 2-0 against Sheriff Tiraspol, in the valuable match for group E of the Europa League. Erik ten Hag's men started the competition with a loss against Real Sociedad at home, but managed to get the 3 points in the transfer against the Moldovan team.
The "Red Devils" clearly dominated the match and their continuous efforts were rewarded with a goal in the first half. It was Sancho who in the 17th minute correctly concluded a very nice action, sending the ball into the net after passing Christian Eriksen. The Englishman came close to scoring a second minutes later but his low shot was cleared on the line by Sheriff captain Stjepan Radeljic.
However, the second goal would not be too late for United. In the 39th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo converted into a goal a penalty taken by Diogo Dalot, after a foul inside the area by Patrick Kpozo. CR7 thus scored his first goal in the Europa League, which is goal number 699 in his club career. Sheriff on the other hand never produced a dangerous chance to trouble goalkeeper De Gea, and the 2-0 figures did not change until the end of the meeting.
Real Sociedad meanwhile managed to win 2-1 against Omonia Nicosia. The Spaniards lead the group with 6 points after 2 victories.
On the other hand, very little can be said about Sheriff, who last year produced one of the most spectacular moments of European football. The Moldovans managed to defeat Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League, and this result is even more impressive considering that it was the Galacticos who eventually won the prestigious trophy. This year's results in the Europa League can be justified by the fact that the team's composition has changed a lot from last year, including coach Yuriy Vernydub who left this year.