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[Video Goals] Man Utd 3-0 Saint-Etienne: Zlatan Hat-Trick Puts Utd In Control
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Manchester United put one foot in the next stage of the Europa League with a 3-0 victory over Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford this evening.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in fortunate circumstances as his low free-kick deflected off the visitors wall and past the stranded goalkeeper to make it 1-0 in the 15th minute.
United had to wait until the 75th minute to double their advantage as the Swedish international was on hand to tap home from close range following an excellent team move that ended in Marcus Rashford driving in to the box before his cross was parried by the keeper in to the path of Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan then completed his treble late on after being fouled in the area. The 35-year-old dusted himself off to slot home the resulting spot kick for 3-0 in the 88th minute.
The result puts United in total control heading in to next weeks second leg in France.
Watch the goals here: