Paul Pogba’s close-range goal was enough to send Manchester United to the quarter-final of the Europa League, handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a 1-2 aggregate win over old foes, AC Milan.
United won the second leg of the game 0-1 on Thursday after the English were last week forced to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.
The French star was introduced to the game in the 46th minute and it took few minutes for the former Juventus man to make an instant impact on his return from injury.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed Pogba’s return as “a big, big boost for us”.
“The boys have done remarkable without Paul but we know his qualities.
“He makes a very, very big difference to us. Paul has been working really hard, but you could see he couldn’t play more han 45 minutes.
“We had to readdress a couple of things in the second half when I think we were much, much better
“We want to go all the way, it was hard to lose in the semi-finals (last year).”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic also returned from a thigh injury for Milan, the Swede coming on after an hour but despite threatening could not find a way past his former club.