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Summary

  1. Ibrahimovic heads United winner
  2. United now third in Group A
  3. Saints top of Group K, Inter bottom after defeat

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Manchester United are off and running, well limping, in the Europa League with a laboured performance against minnows Zorya Luhansk.

    Have a read of the match report

    We are back for Friday night football as Everton take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

    Until then.

  2. 'I am not over the moon'

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "It was difficult. We had our chances in the first half, we could have scored and it would have been a different match. But we didn't.

    "They kept organised and had plenty of players behind the ball but with players ready to do something on the counter attack. It was difficult and we needed to win.

    "One week, three defeats. One week, three victories. But I was not depressed by the defeats and I am not over the moon with three wins.

    "Since the first minute we were waiting for the goal but it didn't arrive. You never know what happens and Sergio Romero made a good save when the score was 0-0.

    "I had good players on the bench to help change the game. Wayne Rooney gave us different positions and speed when the opposing team was getting tired."

  3. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits it was a "difficult" game for his side but glad they managed to win.

    Full quotes to come.

  4. 'I expect more from the team'

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "It was not an easy game, we played well, created chances but this is a typical game. When you don't score in the beginning, the spaces get smaller and smaller. After the goal, we had more space but it was a decent game. We won and that is what counts after losing against Feyenoord.

    "If you want to go through, you need to win the game, we did that. We could have done much more though and I expect much more from the team. We did not score as we did against Leicester but it is good for confidence. If we continue this and step it up, we will do good."

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  5. Get Involved

    Joseph S Leon: Top teams play to their standards irrespective of their opposition and competition, that's something Mourinho must instill.

    KN: Job done. Points on the board. But unconvincing performance.

    Jose Mourinho celebrates
  6. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Fenerbahce have beaten Feyenoord 1-0 so Group A looks like this:

    1. Fenerbahce, 4 points

    2. Feyenoord, 3 points

    3. Manchester United, 3 points

    4. Zorya Luhansk, 1 point

  7. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Manchester United grind out victory to pick up their first points in this season's Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic the match-winner in the second half.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United
  8. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Ivan Petriak sees the headlines as the ball drops to him 35-yards out, but it's wild and off target.

    Manchester United seconds away from victory.

  9. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Paul Pogba drills a shot wide of goal, which is a cue for a mass exit of Manchester United fans from Old Trafford.

  10. Jose's positive demand

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    In his press conference yesterday, Jose Mourinho, referring to the negative headlines that accompanied his side losing three games in a week, said, if Manchester United won tonight, he expected the media reaction to be just as positive following three successive wins as it had been negative before.

    After this performance, I am not sure he will get his wish.

    Jose Mourinho
  11. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    A late booking for Zorya skipper Mykyta Kamenyka for a late challenge.

    Three minutes of added time to play...

  12. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic's free-kick from 30-yards out is heading for the bottom corner, but Oleksii Shevchenko gets down to gather. Good save.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic shoots
  13. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Still some edgy moments for Manchester United to contend with as Jaba Lipartia scuffs a shot wide from the penalty spot.

    Sergio Romero then makes an easy save off Olexandr Karavaev's header which had no power in it.

    Three minutes left.

  14. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Wayne Rooney swings in a corner and Marouane Fellaini takes it on the volley, but it sails wide of goal.

    Could have been a stunning strike, that, if he had caught it cleanly.

  15. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Again, Marouane Fellaini gives the ball away and it's to Ivan Petriak of all Zorya players but his cross is blocked by a defender in red.

    At the other end, Mikhail Sivakov does well to head the ball away from on top of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  16. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hooked strike is cleared off the line by a Zorya defender but the ball had already gone out when Anthony Martial crossed it in.

  17. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Into the last 10 minutes, Manchester United - leading at home - should not have any problems seeing this game out.

    Jose Mourinho and FC Zorya Luhansk coach Yuriy Vernydub
  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Zorya's last change.

    Artem Gordiyenko on, Ihor Chaykovskiy off.

  19. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    ...Jaba Lipartia's left-footed free-kick is not the best and not troubling anyone, apart from the fan behind the goal.

  20. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Marouane Fellaini brings down Mykyta Kamenyuka around 25-yards out and Zorya have a free-kick in an excellent position...