They have a number of games to play as the English giants have managed to stay in the race for a number of trophies this season.
It will just depend how much the Portuguese manager values the competition in the face of a heated race for the top four finish in the Premier League. Also they play in green, which is fun. Saint-Etienne was unsafe going forward, and put United's defence under pressure. And that will keep the two-legged tie in the balance.
The Red Devils have more than enough in their squad to rotate and come away with a comfortable win today, and them to win by more than one goal is well worth including in your thoughts. They have only one defeat in their last 22 games in all competitions - against Hull in the League Cup Semi-Final. Vigo are not to be taken lightly however, especially given their recent elimination of Real Madrid over two legs in the Copa Del Rey.
Paul Pogba put in a pretty decent performance on the night he faced his older brother, but it was Ibrahimovic who unquestionably stole the show as he made off with the match ball.
Brothers, Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Florentin Pogba of Saint-Etie speak prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Manchester United and AS Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on February 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Zlatan celebrated like he'd scored an overhead from the half-way line. However, Mourinho will be pleased with the way that his side took their chances, and it is hard to see Saint Etienne overturning a three goal deficit in the return fixture next Wednesday evening. I'm going to repeat (Antonio) Valencia, (Eric) Bailly, (Chris) Smalling, (Daley) Blind'. Captain Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick will miss this match through injury, while Phil Jones is still injured after he picked up a knock in United's 0-0 draw against Hull City.
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Paul, 23 and capped 44 times by France, is the world's most expensive footballer following his return to Manchester United from Juventus for a fee of £89.3 million ($111 million, 105.2 million euros).
"We spoke in a amusing way, a good way".
"The plus is that it's another opportunity to qualify for the Champions League".
"We created good chances", added Ibrahimovic.
"In the Premier League the door is also open, but we still have a long way to go".