Manchester United avoided an embarrassing defeat to Omonia Nicosia courtesy of a second-half comeback to win 3-2 in the Europa League after being behind at the break.
Omonia Nicosia – fourth in the Cypriot league and managed by former Celtic boss Neil Lennon – went in 1-0 to the good at half-time after a quick break following a
Manchester United corner ended with Karim Ansarifard scoring.
Erik ten Haag, who picked a strong side including Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro, reacted by bringing on Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw and it was Rashford that started the comeback with a cool finish before fellow substitute Anthony Martial struck the visitors in front.
Rashford made it 3-1 to cap an impressive individual showing before Nikolas Panayiotou meant United had to stay switched on in the closing stages after narrowing the deficit.
Ronaldo looked desperate to impress but his 700th career goal evaded him on a frustrating night for him, culminating in a jaw-dropping miss that hit the post despite the goal gaping from six yards out.
Following a 1-0 defeat by Real Sociedad in their opening game, United are now sitting pretty in Group E after back-to-back wins.
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