Sheriff Tiraspol vs Manchester United live score updates: Ronaldo doubles United’s lead, highlights and analysis

September 15, 2022 at 1:42 PM EDT

A first for Ronaldo

Ronaldo has scored 140 goals in the Champions League, the most all-time.

His goal today was the first of his career in the Europa League.

Radamel Falcao sits atop the all-time Europa League goalscoring chart (excluding qualifying) with 30 goals. Could Ronaldo overtake him?

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September 15, 2022 at 1:32 PM EDT

HT: Sheriff Tiraspol 0-2 Manchester United

No stoppage time added as we head directly to the break. Sheriff responded well to the second goal, looking lively going forward, but United are in control.

Michael Dominski

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September 15, 2022 at 1:30 PM EDT

Crowd enjoyed Ronaldo’s moment

As Laurie Whitwell reports, the crowd in Moldova joined in with Ronaldo for his celebration.

Michael Dominski

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September 15, 2022 at 1:27 PM EDT

Penalty for United! Ronaldo scores!

39′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-2 Manchester United

Kpozo brings down Dalot in the box and gives away the penalty, receiving a yellow card in the process.

Ronaldo steps up to the penalty spot and fires the ball straight down the middle, finding the back of the net as the goalie dives to his right.

It’s Ronaldo’s first goal of the season.

Michael Dominski

Michael Dominski·

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September 15, 2022 at 1:24 PM EDT

Sheriff clear off the line!

37′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

Koval gives the ball away, firing his pass directly into Antony. Antony takes his time and finds Sancho unmarked on the left side of the box. Sancho tries to slide the ball home but Sheriff’s defender clears off the line!

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September 15, 2022 at 1:19 PM EDT

Chance for Ronaldo!

33′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

Radeljic fails to deal with a ball over the top and Ronaldo is in on goal, albeit from a sharp angle. He fires a shot but it blazes over the crossbar.

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September 15, 2022 at 1:18 PM EDT

Half chance for Sheriff

32′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

Diop plays a lovely cross-field ball to Kpozo who is running into the box from the left wing, but the United defenders recover well to block his shot. Sheriff have looked sharp going forward.

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September 15, 2022 at 1:17 PM EDT

Dalot undoes Antony’s good work

30′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

A smooth behind-the-back flick by Antony should free up Dalot on the right wing, but his return ball to Antony rolls out of bounds. Dalot’s play has not been sharp today.

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September 15, 2022 at 1:14 PM EDT

Free kick for Sheriff in dangerous area

28′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

Martinez brings Ouattara down about 25 yards from the goal, and Sheriff has a dangerous free kick. Atiemwen goes for goal, aiming to curl it into the near top corner, but the shot is never on target.

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September 15, 2022 at 1:09 PM EDT

Atiemwen comes close to equalizing!

22′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

Atiemwen runs towards the box with the ball, and after Eriksen doesn’t close him down he fires a shot which doesn’t miss the near post by much, David de Gea was left rooted to the ground. Real warning sign for United.

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September 15, 2022 at 1:04 PM EDT

GOAL! Lovely finish by Sancho

17′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Manchester United

Eriksen finds Sancho moving into the box, who makes a nice move to cut inside a defender and fire the ball into the far corner.

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September 15, 2022 at 1:01 PM EDT

Ronaldo goes down in the box

15′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

It’s Ronaldo and Kiki again in the box, but this time Kiki makes contact with Ronaldo and the United forward goes down quite easily. VAR agrees with the referee that it was fair shoulder-to-shoulder contact.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:59 PM EDT

Kiki stops Ronaldo

13′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

Ronaldo takes a nice pass in stride running into the box, but Kiki is there to take the ball away immediately. United are getting closer.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:58 PM EDT

Shot for Diop

12′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

Dalot aimlessly gives the ball away in the middle of the pitch, and Diop takes an ambitious shot on goal which flies over the crossbar. That’s Dalot’s second loose play thus far.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:57 PM EDT

United get forward

11′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

United make their first real foray into the final third, but Fernandes’ pass is behind McTominay and the move breaks down.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:53 PM EDT

Sheriff holding their own

7′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

Sheriff are enjoying plenty of possession thus far. No sign yet that this will be a cakewalk for United.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:50 PM EDT

Dalot puts de Gea under pressure

3′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

Dalot plays quite a loose ball back to de Gea, who is put under pressure by Rasheed and can only play the ball out of bounds. Dalot receives a stern look from de Gea afterwards.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:46 PM EDT

And we’re off!

1′ Sheriff Tiraspol 0-0 Manchester United

The action has begun in Moldova.

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September 15, 2022 at 12:36 PM EDT

10 minutes to kick-off

Will Erik ten Hag’s changes to United’s starting line-up pay off?

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Michael Dominski·

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September 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT

Manchester United mailbag

We asked you for your questions on Manchester United and you responded with more than 100 comments for our writer Laurie Whitwell to answer.

They ranged from January transfer funds, expiring contracts and whether James Garner is better than Casemiro to players being critical of the club, the future of the women’s team and why United signed Martin Dubravka.

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