Manchester United are through to the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals for the seventh straight season
as substitute Scott McTominay’s goal in extra time sealed a 1-0 win over West Ham United on Tuesday.
Both sides lacked spark in a dire fifth-round clash with precious few chances in normal time at Old Trafford.
Westham started without Jesse Lingard, West Ham’s new signing, playing for the club, as he is on loan from
Manchester United and can’t play against his parent club.
United started with Henderson in place of De Gea while Matic replaced Paul Pogba in the heart of midfield while
Greenwood, Rashford, and Martial started in a 4-3-3 formation for the home team.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made several changes from the team that started against Everton on Saturday, with Dean
Henderson and Donny van de Beek making rare starts, and Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani named among
United lacked the attacking quality that was on show in the weekend draw, with clear-cut chances at a premium
for both sides during a goalless 90 minutes.
The game then went into extra time and it was McTominay who proved the difference between the two sides as
his shot from Marcus Rashford’s pass found the back of the net.
David Moyes is still looking for his first win at Old Trafford as an opposing manager, his side created next to
nothing although Craig Dawson failed to connect with a header in front of goal in the last seconds of
The visitors were not helped by injuries with Issa Diop, who replaced Angelo Ogbonna early on,
forced to leave the pitch after a clash of heads with Anthony Martial.