Manchester United suffered on Wednesday but secured their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Playing at the Old Trafford stadium in front of their fans, the Red Devils defeated Wolverhampton 1-0. Spaniard Juan Mata scored the only goal of the match.
The game was a replay match as the previous duel between both sides had ended in a goalless draw at the Molineux Stadium.
If the first duel was marked by poor performances from both teams, this Wednesday’s confrontation had a better technical level, with a happy ending for the hosts, as they went through the fourth round of the domestic Cup.
The second half was the busiest of the match. On 67 minutes, Juan Mata was picked out by Anthony Martial in the middle. The Spaniard outperformed three defenders, got into the box and scored past goalkeeper John Ruddy. 1-0 Red Devils.
Despite the win at home, the game also left some marks at Man United. Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested striker Marcus Rashford, who only got into the pitch in the second half. However, the Englishman had to leave to pitch only 15 mins after coming in due to injury.
Thus, the young striker and main man of the team turned doubt to the derby with the Premier League leaders and arch-rivals Liverpool, this Sunday, at Anfield, in the 23rd Matchday of the Premier League.
For the FA Cup, Manchester United will get to know their opponents in the next phase from the confront between Premier League side Watford and Tranmere Rovers, who were supposed to face each other this Tuesday, but due to heavy rain got their meeting postponed to January 23rd.