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United through despite scare

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Manchester United came perilously close to a shock Europa League knockout by Ajax but progressed 3-2 on aggregate despite a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Already two goals up from the first leg, the hosts appeared to have ended any doubt over a last 16 meeting with Athletic Bilbao when Javier Hernandez scored after just five minutes.

But Aras Ozbiliz levelled on the night before his free-kick was nodded home by Toby Alderweireld to leave the hosts to hang on for the final four minutes.

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