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Europa League: Marcus Rashford sends United to Semis - Man Utd 2-1 Anderlecht

Marcus Rashford’s extra-time winner gave Manchester United a nervy 2-1 victory over Anderlecht to reach the Europa League semi-finals 3-2 on aggregate.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave United the lead on 10 minutes with a low effort from 12 yards, before Anderlecht levelled from Sofiane Hanni’s close-range rebounded effort on 32 minutes.

United, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in particular, missed a host of chances in the second half and extra-time, but Rashford got the winner in the 107th minute with a left-footed effort following a superb turn inside the box.

Jose Mourinho’s side will find out who they face in the last four in the Europa League draw at midday on Friday, which you can follow live on vERGE24.com.

United made five changes from the side that beat Chelsea on Sunday, bringing in Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic, Sergio Romero, Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick, while Anderlecht made several changes with a view ahead to their vital Belgian league clash with Club Brugge on Sunday.

Mkhitaryan gave United the lead with the first big chance of the game, firing home from 12 yards following a sweeping move made possible by Paul Pogba’s outstanding pass through the defence.

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Lionel Messi welcomes Baby #3

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It's a Goal!!!: Lionel Messi & wife Antonella Roccuzzo expects third child

Lionel Messi welcomes Baby #3

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has again proved that he is a sharp shooter after he confirmed the birth of his third child.

The Argentine pulled out of the Barça squad due to face Malaga in La Liga on Saturday due to the big news.

Messi confirmed the arrival of Ciro on Instagram, publishing a photograph of the newborn holding his father’s hand and revealing that everything had gone well.

Lionel Messi welcomes Baby #3

“Welcome, Ciro!” Messi wrote. “Thanks to God, everything went perfectly. Mother and baby are doing really well. We are super happy.”

Barcelona announced that Messi had withdrawn from the game in Andalusia for “personal reasons” and it was later reported in the Catalan press that his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, had given birth earlier in the day.

Messi and Antonella, who got married last summer in their native Rosario, already had two sons, Thiago, 5, and Mateo, 2.

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Mohamed Salah Hopes to Score against Manchester United

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Mohamed Salah Hopes to Score against Manchester United

Mohamed Salah would be looking forward to getting at least a goal against Manchester United when they meet this weekend.

If Salah will complete a remarkable record of scoring against all the top six sides in the English Premier League this season.

The Egyptian is the joint top scorer in the division with 24 goals, which include strikes against Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal, with the Red Devils the only side missing in the top-six list.

Sarah, 25, is willing to complete the haul in Saturday’s encounter at Old Trafford.

Recall that the summer signing fired blank against Jose Mourinho’s side when both sides clashed in October’s draw; a tie most remembered for David De Gea’s stunning save from a Joel Matip effort.

“I remember it [De Gea’s save]. I also missed an easy chance in that game, but he is great,” Salah told Sky Sports.

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Neymar Fractured Metatarsal & Sprained Ankle

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Neymar Fractured Metatarsal & Sprained Ankle

Neymar Fractured Metatarsal & Sprained Ankle

PSG forward Neymar will miss the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid after being diagnosed with a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle.

The 26 year old Brazilian was injured during Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille. Statement from the club revealed that Neymar suffered “a sprain of the right ankle and fissure of the fifth metatarsal”.

However, how long he would be out wasn’t disclosed.

Neymar joined PSG for a world record £200m fee from Barcelona last August and has scored 29 goals in 30 games.

 

PSG are 14 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the league and on 6 March will host Champions League holders Real Madrid, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.

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