Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho’s men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.

It always appeared a case of when rather than if United would progress to the last-16 for the first time since 2013-14, despite their winning start to Group A ending with the last-gasp defeat at Basel.

Not even Alan Dzagoev’s controversial opener had the Old Trafford faithful concerned as only a record seven-goal defeat would deny United, who turned things around through quick-fire Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford goals to triumph 2-1.

What they said

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said: “I’m really happy because we don’t want to qualify with a defeat,” he said after United made the last 16 for the first time since 2013-14. We don’t want to qualify with a bad performance so the objective was to qualify playing well and to get at least a positive result. I think we did that very, very well. The performance was good, the attitude was good.”CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko said: “The most important thing is that we did not sit deep and tried to control the game and play the way we wanted. We could have won, we could have drawn but when you play a top team you should always expect danger. I’m still happy with my players.”

Tweet of the match

– yes, @ManUtd. Yes you did.

Star man – Luke Shaw

Luke ShawLuke Shaw was a threat down the left for United (Martin Rickett/PA)

After being restricted to two substitute appearances in the Carabao Cup this season, the 22-year-old got his first start in 219 days. Shaw made his opportunity count with some explosive running down the flank and solid defensive contributions. There was naturally the odd sign of rust but it was a promising all-round display.

Moment of the match

Paul Pogba’s outstanding clipped pass was the moment of magic required to unlock the CSKA Moscow defence and Lukaku held strong to direct home the leveller.

Stat of the match

United equalled their club record of 40 successive home matches unbeaten with this 2-1 win.

Ratings

Manchester United: Sergio Romero 7, Antonio Valencia 6, Chris Smalling 6, Victor Lindelof 7, Daley Blind 6, Luke Shaw 8, Paul Pogba 8, Juan Mata 7, Ander Herrera 6, Marcus Rashford 7, Romelu Lukaku 7. Subs: Scott McTominay (for Herrera 66) 6, Axel Tuanzebe (for Valencia 72) 6, Anthony Martial (for Lukaku 74) 6.

CSKA Moscow: Igor Akinfeev 7, Mario Fernandes 7, Vasili Berezutsky 6, Viktor Vasin 6, Sergei Ignashevich 6, Kirill Nababkin 6, Aleksandr Golovin 6, Konstantin Kuchaev 6, Vitinho 7, Alan Dzagoev 7, Fedor Chalov 6. Subs: Astemir Gordyushenko (for Chalov 66) 6, Timur Zhamaletdinov (for Vitinho 82) 6, Khetag Khosonov (for Nababkin 90) 6.

Next up

Manchester United v Manchester City (Premier League, Sunday 10 December)

Spartak Moscow v CSKA Moscow (Russian Premier League, Sunday 10 December)