The Russian side had taken the lead with a controversial goal on the stroke of half-time as Vitinho’s shot was diverted into the net by Alan Dzagoev. United’s defenders claimed he was offside, but replays suggested the officials made the right decision because Daley Blind – who had slid off the pitch – was deemed to be playing him onside.
Despite conceding, the hosts were on top throughout and could have gone in front within four minutes but Marcus Rashford scuffed a shot against the post following Romelu Lukaku’s through ball.
However, the United forward pair did score in quick succession in the second half to turn the match around.
Striker Lukaku stretched out a leg to poke home his 13th of the season from Paul Pogba’s pass on 64 minutes and Rashford stroked in just 66 seconds later.