A Europa League record tumbled on Thursday as Real Betis' Joaquin became the oldest scorer in the competition's history.
Tyrell Malacia was among the Man Utd players to receive praise from Ten Hag after the away victory, while the manager also spoke about Ronaldo's future.
Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo both made points as Manchester United eased to a 2-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. Sancho was on target hours after being left out of the England squad and Ronaldo scored his first of the season as United brushed off the Moldovans in Chisinau to register their first points of the group stage. Both goals came in the first half with Ronaldo's, a penalty in the 39th minute, being the 699th of his glittering club career.
Manchester United opened their Europa League account for the season with a relatively straightforward 2-0 win over FC Sheriff. Erik ten Hag named almost a first-choice line-up for the trip to Moldova, which has become bookended by postponed Premier League fixtures, with five changes from the defeat to Real Sociedad that opened their Group E campaign. Marcus Rashford was the principle name missing, through injury, having missed out on the England squad earlier in the day.