Prior to this match, Fred had only scored once for United – way back in September 2018 against Wolves – so the Brazilian's brace during the closing stages came as a pleasant surprise. The first came courtesy of a low cutback from Jesse Lingard, while his second, deep into stoppage time, arrived when Tahith Chong picked the midfielder out in acres of space just outside the box. Fred curled home to make it an emphatic 5-0 on the night, and 6-1 on aggregate.
LASK 0 UNITED 5 (EUROPA LEAGUE)
Our final match choice – and, in fact, our last game before the coronavirus crisis led to football's indefinite suspension – is the 5-0 win against LASK, which saw all the goals scored by five different players. The Austrian outfit, who had billed the fixture as their 'match of the century' beforehand, went behind after half an hour, when Ighalo produced some brilliant trickery to tee up a half-volley which he crashed home via the underside of the crossbar.
Daniel James then netted our second after the interval, completing a lightning counter-attack. The Wales international weaved his way from the left flank into the box, and coolly slotted home his first goal since late August. And the Reds weren't done there, with three more strikes coming in the final 10 minutes. Fred threaded a glorious through ball for Mata to finish, before Greenwood netted a fourth, which went in off both posts. There was still just enough time for Andreas Pereira to score our fifth, with a speculative shot from distance that rolled in off the keeper.