The home side enjoyed a comfortable win in the end against Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round, with a first-half double paving the way to the victory, reports BBC Sport.
But the visitors almost went early on, when Tom Elliot was inadvertently put through on goal following a misplaced touch from Daley Blind, but his effort hit the post.
They were made to rue the miss, with Juan Mata putting Manchester United into the lead in the 25th minute. Minutes after the half hour mark, Marcos Rojo headed the side into a 2-0 lead, and they cruised to half-time comfortably ahead.
After the break, Manchester United somewhat took their foot off the gas, and were happy to keep possession without penetrating. But the introduction of young striker James Wilson saw them turn the heat up a little.
Wilson got in on the scoring act to finish Cambridge off, and Manchester United will now travel to face Preston North End in the next round of the FA Cup, which gives them every chance of progressing further to the quarter-finals onwards.
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