Manchester United qualified for the round of 16 of the European League officially after beating Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0.
On Thursday, United hosted its Moldovan rival at Old Trafford in the fifth round of the European League in Group E.
Diogo Dalot opened the match with a header in the 44th minute.
Marcus Rashford added the second goal with a new header in the 65th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo completed the United hat-trick with a goal after following the rebound from the goalkeeper after heading his head with a foot shot into the net in the 81st minute.
At the same time, Real Sociedad beat Omonia 2-0.
The goals of the match were scored by Robert Navarro and John Karikaboro in the second minutes of stoppage time and 60.
With these results, Sociedad’s tally reached 15 points, leading the group, three points ahead of its pursuit of United.
Sheriff comes third with three points, and lastly Omonia without any point.
United need to win in Spain with two goals without a response to lead the group in light of losing the direct confrontations to Sociedad in the first leg at Old Trafford with a goal without a response.
The winners of the groups qualify directly for the repeated round of 16, while the runners-up go to the first round of 16 with the Champions League relegators facing each other.
the summary of the match
The match started with a strong attacking pressure expected from United, and Ronaldo almost scored a goal, but his header passed just above the goal.
Bruno Fernandez hit a beautiful ball, but it went wide.
There was a dangerous opportunity for Ronaldo after a cross from Garancho, but his shot from inside the penalty area was blocked by the goalkeeper.
In the 44th minute, Eriksen sent a cross from a corner kick, which Dalot headed into the net to announce the first goal for United.
Sheriff’s players demanded a penalty, but the referee ordered the game to continue.
Ronaldo passed beautifully by Sheriff’s defenders, but his shot in the end was bad and went wide.
In the 65th minute, Luke Shaw sent a cross that Rashford met with a header that made it to the net to announce the second goal for United.
United continued its pressure, Ronaldo took advantage of a cross from the right side, which was met with a header that was saved by the goalkeeper, and the Portuguese player followed it up with a shot in the net to announce the third goal for United in the 81st minute.
United continued to press in the remaining minutes, but without real danger, to end the meeting with a 3-0 victory without a response.