It was already a foregone conclusion United would advance to the knockout rounds, but at least it had the decency to make it mildly interesting by overturning a one-goal deficit.
The Red Devils eventually topped CSKA Moscow by a 2-1 scoreline on Tuesday, banishing any lingering doubts they would relinquish top spot in Group A. They are now a top seed for Monday’s draw for the Round of 16.
The Russian visitor took the lead just before the break, when Vitinho fired a shot that deflected off teammate Alan Dzagoev‘s back. There were accusations of offside in the move, but referee Gianluca Rocchi allowed the goal to stand.