Classy Mata sends United into round four

BY SKYSPORTS.COM - Jan 16, 2020 at 5:50am 100

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Juan Mata's beautiful finish ensured 12-time FA Cup winners Manchester United progressed to the fourth round courtesy of a 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford was forced off with an injury just 15 minutes after coming on as a substitute, a decision that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted "backfired" ahead of their trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

Mata, who scored the last time United lifted the trophy with a 2-1 final win over Crystal Palace in May 2016, latched onto Anthony Martial's pass to break the deadlock midway through the second half (67).

United face a trip to either Watford or Tranmere in the fourth round on Sunday January 26.

Manchester United: Romero (7), Wan-Bissaka (6), Lindelof (6), Maguire (7), Williams (7), Fred (6), Matic (6), Greenwood (5), Mata (8), James (7), Martial (7).

Subs: Rashford (n/a), Lingard (n/a), Pereira (5).

Wolves: Ruddy (8), Dendoncker (6), Coady (6), Saiss (6), Doherty (6), Joao Moutinho (6), Neves (7), Jonny (6), Traore (7), Jimenez (7), Pedro Neto (6).

Subs: Gibbs-White (5), Vinagre (5), Rasmussen (n/a).

Man of the match: Juan Mata.