FA Cup - Preview - Man Utd vs Derby 6 Jan

Started by Bensergi, Jan 05, 2018, 05:14 PM

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Man Utd vs Derby

It is the 10th time these two sides will meet in the FA Cup, meeting as recently as January 2016. Man Utd won that one 3-1.

Jose Mourinho is a man that has a lot of pride, and he won't fancy this unwanted stat should his side get beaten by the Championship club.

After losing 2-1 to Bristol City in their Carabao Cup quarter-final this season, Man Utd have not lost to two different sides from outside the top flight in a single season since 1983-84, when they lost to Oxford United and Bournemouth.

The Red Devils, though, have lost just one of their last 35 FA Cup games against lower-league opponents at Old Trafford (W28 D6) - losing 1-0 to Leeds United in January 2010.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero will man the sticks against Derby as David De Gea gets a breather.

Both Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini are available after injury, but Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia are still out, and Ashley Young is suspended.

Derby forward Tom Lawrence, a former United youngster, is a concern with a hip injury.

Midfielders Joe Ledley and Bradley Johnson (back injuries) are doubts.

Prediction: Man Utd 2-0 Derby


Match Stats:

  • Man Utd 2-0 Derby
  • Shots: 28-11
  • Possession: 66%-34%
  • Corner kicks: 8-4

Manchester United left it late to beat Derby County in an entertaining FA Cup third-round game at Old Trafford.

A replay looked on the cards until Romelu Lukaku laid the ball off to Jesse Lingard, who took a touch and sent a 20-yard shot on the bounce into the top corner.

And half-time substitute Lukaku sealed the win after playing a one-two with Anthony Martial to cap off a counter attack.

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