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United scrapes second win against Omonia in stoppage time

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay managed a last-gasp strike to spare his team’s blushes as they claimed a 1-0 victory at home to Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday.

United had 34 shots and dominated possession in the Group E encounter but only just managed to snatch the points.

United put Omonoia under pressure from the start but were frustrated and went into the break with the score at 0-0.

They continued to waste chances in the second half with boos ringing around Old Trafford until a crescendo of relief when substitute McTominay scored three minutes into stoppage time.

“I would say the performance till the box was good, but then the finishing of course was not that good. Let’s hope that we have saved the goals for the coming week,” Erik Ten Hag told reporters.

He said his team have enough creativity to win matches but that some of his players just had an off-night in front of goal.

“What the good thing is, and I have to credit the team for that, they keep going and they don’t give up,” he added. “They keep believing (that they could) score and in the end, they got rewarded. And that is the way you have to do it.”

Group leaders Real Sociedad have sealed their spot in the next round while United are six points ahead of Sheriff Tiraspol, with Omonia bottom after losing all four of their games.

United host Sheriff on Oct. 27 before finishing their group campaign with a trip to Spain to face Real Sociedad on Nov. 3.

(Reuters)

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