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Europa League: Man United cruise past Partizan to book Round 32 spot, Rangers beat Porto

By Vincent Ashitey
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Manchester United cruised past Partizan Belgrade to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League with two games to spare.

First-half goals from Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial were followed by a powerful finish from Marcus Rashford after the break to complete United's biggest home win since August.

The result keeps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men top of Group L. Victory in their final match against AZ Alkmaar on 12 December will ensure a top seeding in the last 32, no matter what happens when they go to Kazakhstan to play Astana in three weeks.

They are the only side in the competition not to concede a goal this season. It also extended their unbeaten run in the Europa League to 15 matches, three short of Chelsea's tournament record of 18.

It wasn't all good news for United, though. Scott McTominay hurt the inside of his right foot in an innocuous challenge and although the Scotland midfielder tried to continue, he had to be replaced by Jesse Lingard 15 minutes from time.

Full Results

FC Astana 0-5 AZ Alkmaar
Apoel 2-1 Qarabag
Basel 2-1 Getafe
CFR Cluj 1-0 Rennes
Dudelange 2-5 Sevilla
FC Copenhagen 1-1 Dynamo Kviv
Krasnodar 3-1 Trabzonspor
LASK Linz 4-1 PSV
Lazio 1-2 Celtic
Lugano 0-0 Malmo
Rosenberg 0-2 Sporting
B. Monchengladbach 2-1 AS Roma
Braga 3-1 Besiktas
Espanyol 6-0 Ludogorets
Ferencvaros 0-0 CSKA Moscow
Manchester United 3-0 Partizan
Oleksandriya 2-2 St Etienne
Rangers 2-0 FC Porto
Wolfsberger AC 0-3 Basaksehir
Wolfsburg 1-3 Gent
Wolves 1-0 Slovan Bratislava