A hat-trick from Robin van Persie helped secure Manchester United’s progress into the Champions League quarter finals, as the Premier League side beat Olympiakos 3-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
United, who needed to win by a three goal margin in order to remain in the competition, took the lead on twenty-five minutes when Van Persie converted a penalty he himself had won, after being barged in the back by Jose Holebas.
Manchester United will discover on Monday who they will face in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League.
The Premier League champions will be draw against one from Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint Germain or holders Bayern Munich.
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AC Milan have overtaken Manchester United in the race to sign highly rate Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, the Express understands.
The 21 year old, who has been impressing in Diego Simeone’s side this season, has been labelled as the next Xavi with reports suggesting that he could even replace him at the Nou Camp in the future.
Tom Cleverley has been ruled out of England’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland with a calf problem, according to Sky Sports.
The Manchester United midfielder was in line to win his twelfth cap this evening, as Roy Hodgson’s men look to take control of Group H.