LASK vs Man United: Daniel James scores first goal in 33 games during 5-0 win

Daniel James ended his goal drought by scoring during Manchester United’s 5-0 win against LASK in the Europa League. 

Before Thursday night, the Welshman had gone 33 matches without finding the net but finished well to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a comfortable victory in Austria. 

Odion Ighalo was also on target, opening the scoring with a screamer in the 28th minute. 

He controlled a Bruno Fernandes pass and did a number of keepy-uppies, before volleying a wicked effort at goal. 

The ball crashed off the crossbar and into the net, leaving LASK goalkeeper Alexander Schlager helpless. 

It was like something straight out of FIFA Street. 

Check out Ighalo’s strike below: 

What a goal! 

Shortly after the break, James doubled United’s lead. 

His effort wasn’t quite as good as Ighalo’s, but the winger did well to cut inside and fire the ball into the bottom corner. 

The relief was clear to see as James ran towards his teammates and let out a huge shout. That one meant a lot. Check out the goal and the celebration below: 

At 2-0 Man United were cruising and controlled the last half an hour before scoring twice more late on.

Fred picked out Juan Mata with a sublime pass and the Spaniard finished well from inside the box to make it 3-0, before Mason Greenwood smashed in a fourth.

Andreas Pereira then made it 5-0, taking a pot-shot from long-range that really should have been saved by the goalkeeper. 

What a performance it was from United. 

The Red Devils now take a clear advantage into the second leg at Old Trafford and it’s hard to see them slipping up next week. 

Thursday’s game was played behind closed doors due to the spread of coronavirus and the lack of atmosphere made for a very strange occasion. 

It’s not yet known if the second leg will be played in front of supporters, or if it will even take place at all, with reports suggesting UEFA could call off the Champions League and Europa League in the coming days. 

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