(EFE) – Real Sociedad, which wasted a penalty to get within reach in the tie, could not work the miracle of coming back at Old Trafford and was eliminated from the Europa League by drawing 0-0 with Manchester United (4-0 in the global).
Those of Imanol Alguacil gave war to Manchester United, but failed in the most important thing, in scoring goals. And that they had a maximum penalty in favor before the first 15 minutes, when Daniel James committed a child penalty on Gorosabel.
Mikel Oyarzabal took responsibility, but jumped before hitting the ball and sent it wide. He waited for Dean Henderson to dive to the side, but the keeper didn’t and missed.
That penalty could have changed things in Manchester, but the 0-4 was a very difficult slab to lift for Real, who had to put up with a Bruno Fernandes in a state of grace.
The Portuguese, to whom Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not give rest despite the elimination practically resolved, was the great threat of United, missing a hand-to-hand and crashing a ball on the crossbar.
As the minutes passed, the spirits of both teams fell and with it the rhythm of the match. La Real hardly believed in their options and United saw that they did not need to accelerate.
While Solskjaer took the opportunity to fire up young talents like Amad Diallo, who played his first minutes at Old Trafford, Real returned to round up the goal with a header off the crossbar by Modibo Sagnan.
When both teams seemed to accept the draw, the Red Devils scored with a header from Alex Tuanzebe just off a corner, but the VAR canceled the goal due to a previous foul by Victor Lindelof.
And there the encounter died. Real tried timidly in the last minutes to scratch the victory of Old Trafford and also Anthony Martial, who needs goals to regain confidence, but the scoreboard did not move and it will be United that is in the round of 16 of the continental competition .
With 4-0 in the first leg, United goes through to the round, while Real Sociedad ends its European adventure here and will be able to focus from now on the League to repeat its presence in the Old Continent next season.