Europa League: Manchester United edge out Zorya as Southampton draw in Israel

Zlatan Ibrahimovic got the goal

BY Raf Diallo 22:12 Thursday 29 September 2016, 22:12 29 Sep 2016

Manchester Uniteds Zlatan Ibrahimovic, (9) is congratulated by teammate Manchester Uniteds Wayne Rooney after he scored the opening goal of the game during the Europa League group A soccer match between Manchester United and Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Manchester United have picked up their first Europa League win of the campaign but it was by the narrowest margin.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the only goal at Old Trafford to earn a 1-0 success over Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk.

Wayne Rooney had an inadvertent assist for Ibrahimovic's goal as his mis-hit shot looped perfectly for the Swede to put the finishing touch.

The win pushes United up to three points from two games, having lost their opener to Feyenoord.

However, it's Fenerbahce who top that group by a point after defeating Feyenoord 1-0 in Turkey.

Earlier Southampton drew 0-0 in Israel against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Following on from a 3-0 victory over Sparta Prague in their group opener two weeks ago, the point puts the Saints joint-top of Group K with today's opponents.

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