Manchester United, the champions of 2017, escaped a goalless draw at home to Kazakhstan's Astana and won an orphan late goal for teenager Mason Greenwood in the first round of Group 12 of the Europa League League on Thursday.

Greenwood, 17, scored his first goal with the "Red Devils" from his second basic participation only, giving United seeking to return to the Champions League three points at the "Old Trafford" (73).

In the other group match, Dutch Alkmaar drew 2-2 at Partizan Belgrade.

In Group 10, Wolfsberger had the biggest surprise of the first round by sweeping Borussia Moenchengladbach in the last four.

The Austrian are in the group stage for the first time at the continental level, but their lack of experience against a former European Cup winners did not prevent them from dropping their hosts in their stronghold.

Third-placed Austrian league leaders topped the group with AS Roma, who overcame Turkey's Basaksehir 4-0 with Brazilian Junior (42 errors), Bosnian Eden Dzeko (58), Niccolo Zagnolo (71) and Dutch Justin Clifert (3 + 90). .