United looked to have drawn a group of death with PSG and RB Leipzig in Group H, but the Red Devils beat both sides in their opening two fixtures to become heavy favourites to qualify for the knockout stages.
Consistency has been a problem for United, and they lost 2-1 to Basaksehir in Turkey on matchday three to blow the group wide open again – but a 4-1 win at Old Trafford leaves them in pole position to reach the last-16.
United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea sealed qualification to the last-16 with a 2-1 victory over Rennes in France.
Elsewhere, a struggling Barcelona won 4-0 at Dynamo Kyiv, Erling Haaland continued his sensational form Dortmund beat Club Brugge 3-0, and Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet as Juventus beat Ferencvaros 2-1.
Champions League results and scores tonight
5:55pm | Krasnodar 1-2 Sevilla, Rennes 1-2 Chelsea
8:00pm | Juventus 2-1 Ferencvaros, Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 FC Barcelona, PSG 1-0 RB Leipzig, Man United 4-1 Istanbul Basaksehir, Lazio 3-1 Zenit, Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge
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What Man United need
With PSG beating RB Leipzig in the other Group H game, United need just one point from their remaining two games to qualify.
Those matches are against Leipzig and PSG, mind…
Champions League results tonight
Dynamo Kyiv 0-3 Barcelona
Man United 4-1 Basaksehir
Full-time! Man United 4-1 Basaksehir
That’s the win for United. They started and ended strongly, sagged a bit in the middle, but got the job done.
GOAL! Man United 4-1 Basaksehir | Dan James, 91 mins
A big, big goal from Dan James! United break and Van de Beek releases Greenwood – he slides the ball across to James, who clips the ball to James to finish in the middle unmarked.
James has been the subject of much criticism in recent months, and that could be a huge moment in his United career.
Four minutes of added time at Old Trafford.
Champions League latest scores
Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 Barcelona
Man United 3-0 Basaksehir
Martin Braithwaite has two for Barca, and they are home and dry.
85 mins: Maguire picks up a yellow card for time-wasting. This is not the position United expected to be in. They should see this out, but they’ve made it more difficult than it needed to be.
81 mins: Solskjaer has seen enough – Matic is on for Martial to shore up the defence.
Martial has a face like thunder.
Off the bar!
79 mins: Basaksehir are still in this one, as a long-range effort rattles off the bar!
De Gea then has to clear after a defensive mix-up. This could be a nervy finale…
GOAL! Man United 3-1 Basaksehir | Deniz Turuc, 75 mins
Game on? It’s a wonderful free-kick from Deniz Turuc, who bends it over the wall from 30 yards. De Gea claws it away with a great save.. but the goal is given, and replays show it clearly crossed the line.