Pogba Skippers United As Lukaku Returns To Squad

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Daley Blind strolled into the hotel together

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Daley Blind strolled into the hotel together

United took on Derby tonight at Old Trafford in the FA Cup and it took an 83rd minute wonderstrike from the England worldwide to see them through to the fourth round. Marouane Fellaini is also back in the squad, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains on the sidelines whilst David De Gea is rested. The goal was Lukaku's 16th of the season in all competitions.

Pogba tried to break the deadlock from a free-kick, but Scott Carson was equal to it in the Derby goal.

United looked as though they were lurching toward a replay before Lingard lit up the match with a fantastic shot from distance.

United also got good news regarding Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian global will be fit and available to play after suffering a scary blow to the head against Southampton on December 30.

He even ludicrously took a swipe at club legend Paul Scholes for his criticism of Paul Pogba.

Juan Mata stepped out of a chauffeur driven car on a frigid morning in Manchester
Juan Mata stepped out of a chauffeur driven car on a frigid morning in Manchester

At the other end, Marcus Olsson's clever flicked header from Johnny Russell's left-wing cross forced Sergio Romero into his first action of the evening.

United, by contrast, have only won one of their last five games, although that victory did come last time out against Everton, while they have won five of their last six clashes with Derby, a run that includes a 3-1 victory when the two sides last met in the FA Cup in 2016.

Rashford headed against the Derby post in the 34th minute, before heading straight at Carson three minutes later as the score somehow stayed goalless.

Rashford thought he had finally broken the deadlock only for his effort across the face of goal from the right to cannon off the far post, while Lukaku - returning from a head injury sustained against Southampton last Saturday - also struck the woodwork, but was flagged offside in any event.

Lukaku played the ball into Lingard's path, and the attacking midfielder hit an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner.

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