Europa League: Mkhitaryan's away goal helps Man Utd draw 1-1 against Rostov

Rostov [Russia], Mar. 10 (ANI): Aleksandr Bukharov's goal helped FC Rostov to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday.

Bukharov's goal in the 53rd minute of the game has now left the tie in the balance ahead of next week's return fixture at the Old Trafford.

Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the opening goal for Manchester United in the 35th minute of the game, with the Armenian finishing off a cute cutback from star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

However, Bukharov equalised for Rostov eight minutes into the second half, getting between Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to take Timofei Kalachev's lofted pass on his chest and finish well, reports goal.com.

Rostov could even have snatched a comeback victory in their first ever meeting with the Jose Mourinho's side, had Aleksandr Erokhin's strike curled into the net. (ANI)