UPDATE 1-Soccer-United close to qualifying after Bursaspor romp
* United enjoy comfortable win
* Premier League champions need one point to reach last 16
By Alexandra Hudson
BURSA, Turkey, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Manchester United moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League after second-half goals from Darren Fletcher, Gabriel Obertan and Bebe sealed a 3-0 romp over Bursaspor on Tuesday.
Fletcher drove a pass from Michael Carrick low past the keeper to give United the lead in the 48th minute.
Obertan, who had helped set up the first goal, then claimed a second in the 73rd minute with a powerful shot from a ball by Park Ji-Sung.
A bad lapse in concentration by the Bursaspor defence allowed Paul Scholes to pass to substitute Bebe who lashed in a third goal four minutes later.
United had looked the more composed and fluid throughout the first half, despite the piercing jeers of the home fans and the loss of winger Nani who went off with a groin injury midway through the first half.
Turgay Bahadir wasted the best chance for Turkish champions Bursaspor when he delayed his shot just long enough for Edwin van der Sar to move smartly out of his goal to save.
Scholes had a goal disallowed in the 39th minute after handling the ball with his arm, to the disappointement of the small group of visiting fans watching from behind a giant protective net.
Fletcher's goal did spark the home side into life with van der Sar saving from Ivan Ergic and Federico Insua as Bursaspor, still awaiting their first Champions League goal, gave their fans a few moments of hope.
United quickly put the game beyond them though when Obertan rifled in and then Bebe slotted home.
United top Group C with 10 points and a draw against Rangers in their next game will seal qualifcation to the knockout stage.
(Editing by Justin Palmer; To comment on this story: email@example.com)
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