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Jeremain Lens scores stunning free-kick for Fenerbahce vs Man Utd

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With 90 seconds played against Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night, Manchester United found themselves 1-0 down and with a mountain to climb.

Moussa Sow was the goalscorer, lashing a sensational overhead kick past David de Gea and into the top-right corner from 12 yards out.

It was an uphill battle from there, with Wayne Rooney squandering a golden opportunity to equalise in the 21st minute after miscontrolling Anthony Martial's pass.

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The second half was no different for United, who were once again poor and eventually punished by a special Jeremain Lens free-kick in the 59th minute (see below).

From 25 yards out, the Sunderland loanee curled his striker over the wall and into the far-right corner, giving De Gea no chance.

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STUNNING...

Lens' strike secured Fenerbahce a 2-1 victory - Rooney scored a sensational late consolation - sending them into second and above United on seven points.

It's still all to play for in Group A, though, with league-leaders Feyenoord - who still need to travel to Old Trafford - also on seven points.

Fenerbahce SK v Manchester United FC - UEFA Europa League

Anything less than victory for United on November 24 won't be good enough amidst Mourinho's desire to win the competition and automatically qualify for next season's Champions League.

"In the last couple of years, the Europa League, for the big clubs, has a different meaning," the Portuguese said. "Because it's another way to qualify for the Champions League."

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