- Man Utd secured a comprehensive 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup
- Sanchez makes his debut for Red Devils and impresses for Mourinho’s side
- Late goals add icing to the cake after shaky start to encounter
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Man Utd overcame a slow start to secure a comfortable 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in their FA Cup tie on Friday night as Alexis Sanchez made his debut for his new club.
Goals from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku secured United’s passage to the next round, as a late onslaught made the result comfortable.
Further, it gave Jose Mourinho the perfect birthday gift in a week in which he also signed a new long-term contract with the Red Devils and welcomed Sanchez to the club to further bolster his squad.
Sanchez similarly endured a sloppy start to the game, but he certainly improved as it went on to earn a high mark with us in our player ratings below as he grabbed a crucial assist for the second goal too.
Further, Michael Carrick impressed in his long-awaited return to action, but it wasn’t the same across the board for the visitors with the likes of Matteo Darmian, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo not putting in the greatest of performances at the back.
Particularly early on, Yeovil did have their moments as there was a sense of panic in defence for the visitors. However, they were able to overcome that and keep a clean sheet.
Nevertheless, the important thing for United is that they progress and remain in the hunt for a piece of silverware, as they await other results to now determine who they will face in the next round.
Manchester United player ratings: Romero 7; Darmian 5, Lindelof 5, Rojo 5, Shaw 6; Carrick 8, McTominay 5, Mata 6, Herrera 6, Sanchez 8; Rashford 6.
Substitutes: Lukaku 7, Lingard 7, Gomes 7.
Perhaps the statistic of the night comes courtesy of Lingard, who came off the bench to score his side’s third goal as he continued his fine form this season.
The England international looks like he’s making real progress now and continues to have a decisive impact in front of goal, as reflected in the stat below to show that he’s taken his goalscoring exploits to the next level this year.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 26, 2018
Particularly with Sanchez coming in to provide further competition for places, it was crucial that Lingard responded by making his mark on the game and he did so to take his tally to 12 goals this season as he’ll hope he remains firmly at the forefront of Mourinho’s plans.
Meanwhile, unsurprisingly, United fans were delighted with what they saw for the most part, with many happy with Sanchez’s debut as they’ll hope he can build on this and establish himself as a key figure in their push for trophies moving forward.
4-0 FC has returned.
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) January 26, 2018
Into the next round ?
Two assists from Sanchez ?
Another goal for Lingard ?
Another goal for Lukaku ?
All round good night ?
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) January 26, 2018
That was for you boss, happy Birthday. ????
— JM (@Mourinholic) January 26, 2018
Jose can cut is cake in Yeovil. Good debut for Sanchez and Good win for United.
— Dex ? (@DexterUnited) January 26, 2018
Great Win-Great to see Alexis link up for Rashfords Goal. Great to have him in the United Kit????
— Nick Hill (@NickHill02) January 26, 2018
— Drew Kendall (@drewney2000) January 26, 2018
— ? (@___Wazza) January 26, 2018
Loving @Alexis_Sanchez so glad he came to United ??
— Joey (@joeykins1) January 26, 2018