The goals from Lukaku and Matic gave the victory to United against Brighton (2-0). Mata was a starter again in a competition in which he has been competitive. He has passed all the FA Cup qualifiers in which he has participated with the Red Devils.
United reached the FA Cup semifinals by winning (2-0) against Brighton & Hove Albion. The game, played at Old Trafford in the midst of intense cold and with snow, was resolved with the goals of Lukaku (minute 37) and Matic (83).
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Juan Mata was a starter, as in the previous three FA Cup matches. The Spaniard is being a key player for Mourinho on United’s route in the competition. Against Brighton, he played 74 minutes. He offered himself in different areas of the field to organize the attacks of the Red Devils. Sometimes, he went down to the midfielder’s position. He finished his participation with 90% of passing accuracy.
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In the first half, before Lukaku’s goal, ManU came close to scoring after an excellent play between Martial and Juan. Fruit of that combination, there was a corner taken by Mata that ended with a shot from Smalling to the post.
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The victory allows the ‘8’ to continue a spectacular run in the FA Cup. Since wearing the United jersey (January 2014) he has passed all the rounds of the competition in which he has had minutes. A record that he aims to expand in the semifinals of the tournament.