Ighalo scores again in United’s 5-0 thrashing of Lask

Manchester United made a big statement on Thursday towards the Europa League quarter-finals by thrashing Austrian side LASK Linz 5-0 on Thursday in their last 16 first leg tie.

The match was played at an empty Linzer Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Striker Odion Ighalo fired Manchester United ahead in the 28th minute as he juggled a Bruno Fernandes pass onto his left foot.

He then unleashed a thunderbolt into the top corner from 18 metres, to register a spectacular goal.

Daniel James doubled the lead in the 58th when he side-stepped his marker and buried a crisp low shot into the bottom corner, leaving goalkeeper Alexander Schlager rooted to the spot.

Juan Mata made it 3-0 with a clinical finish from 10 metres after 82 minutes, before late substitutes Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira put the icing on the cake in stoppage time.