Manchester United are inching closer towards sealing a berth in the Europa League final after registering a 6-2 victory over AS Roma in the first leg of the semi-final tie on Thursday.

Bruno Fernandes gave the Red Devils an early lead before Lorenzo Pellegrini’s penalty saw the visitors equalise in the 15th minute.

Edin Džeko then helped the Giallorossi take the lead just after the half hour mark.

United went into the break trailing 2-1, but were able to turn the tie in the favour by scoring five goals in the second half. Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood were the goalscorers.

TV2 in Norway claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to ‘raise his voice’ during the half-time talk, which helped United mount a comeback in the last 45 minutes.

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“You have to let them know that it’s not enough. That you must run faster and control the ball in better positions,” Solskjaer told TV2.

“It was made clear that we are better when we run faster.”

Roma will have an almost impossible task to overcome the four-goal deficit when they host the Premier League side in the return leg next Thursday.