Manchester United progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League in favour of their 1-0 win over Milan this evening, securing a 2-1 aggregate triumph in the tie.
Paul Pogba came off the bench to score the decisive goal, picking his spot from a tight angle in the left inside of the post.
Pogba who had missed the previous 10 games with a thigh injury and ever since he limped off, with United leading against Everton at Old Trafford, they have struggled.
Had they won that game against the Toffees, they would have gone level on points with Manchester City in the Premier League. But they didn’t and now they find themselves 14 points behind.
United’s midfield had been struggling against Milan in the first half here – rigid, lacking in imagination and with little creative spark.
Fred and Scott McTominay do not have the range of passing that Pogba does and, between them, cannot influence United’s attacking game from deep.
Shaw was imperious again while Victor Lindelof made two interceptions to deny the hosts.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Milan’s best opening, but Dean Henderson was on point to deny the veteran forward. United held out at the end to secure their spot in the last eight of the competition.
Milan turn their focus back to the league following their defeat as they take on Fiorentina in Serie A on the road on Sunday.
Manchester United are also in action on Sunday against Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium.