United, with Mata in the starting XI, secures FA Cup next round
5 Jan 2018
Lingard and Lukaku, in the final minutes, made the goals that sent ManU to the next round of the FA Cup against Derby County (2-0). Juan, who did not miss a single pass, nearly score from a great free-kick.
Manchester United qualified for the next round of the FA Cup after beating (2-0) Derby County at Old Trafford. The Red Devils, in which once more Juan Mata played from the start, had many opportunities to score, but the goals were delayed until the final stretch. Lingard, in the 84 min, made the 1-0, and Lukaku netted the 2-0 in the 90 min.
During the 67 minutes the Spaniard was on the pitch, Juan presented an impressive statistic of 100% efficiency in the pass (he made 44 passes to his teammates without missing one). Of those 44, three were key passes. In addition, he executed two shots on Carson's goal. One of them, from a direct free kick that forced a great save of the visiting keeper, who denied Mata from repeating the goal scored against Leicester.
Great free kick from Juan Mata pic.twitter.com/vGnE3z8z45
— DILLINGER 👹 (@DillanMUFC) 5 de enero de 2018
After this victory, the competition will give United a rest, and will not play again until 15 January. On that day, United will host Stoke City at Old Trafford in the 23rd matchday of the Premier League.