Manchester United have produced a professional display behind closed doors to make the return leg – and their place in the Europa League quarter-finals – a formality.
In an eerily quiet stadium, on-loan signing Odion Ighalo scored a stunning opener in the first-half and set up Dan James for United’s second just before the hour, with Juan Mata plundering the third.
Subs Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira added late goals to make sure of this stunning 5-0 trumph.
What the victory will ultimately mean remains unclear, with the prospect of all European competitions being suspended by UEFA, in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are due to host LASK in the second leg next Thursday, did their job here, with Ighalo further justifying his deadline day signing as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.