Man United 1 Sheff United 0
Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United 0, Old Trafford, English FA Cup Third Round, January 9, 2016. Although Manchester United had more problems than expected against Leauge One club Sheffield United, Louis van Gaal´s team ultimately won the Emirates FA Cup Third Round game by 1-0 through a late penalty goal by Wayne Rooney in the 92nd minute.
Manchester United, who played in a 4-2-3-1 formation, dominated from the outset, but the home side had a very few shots on target during the opening forty-five minutes and the first half ended goalless. Manchester United kept up the pressure following the restart and substitute Memphis Depay came close to scoring five minutes past the hour mark, only to watch his twenty-five yard shot go wide of the left upright. But just as the match looked destined to be heading for a draw, Memphis was illegally brought down by Sheffield United midfielder Dean Hammond inside the eighteen-yard box during stoppage time and referee Jonathan Moss awarded Manchester United a penalty which Wayne Rooney converted to give the hosts a 1-0 win. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial. Substitutes: Andreas Pereira, Jesse Lingard, Memphis Depay, Guillermo Varela, Paddy McNair, Will Keane, Sergio Romero. Sheffield United Team: George Long, John Brayford, Neill Collins, Jay McEveley, David Edgar, Chris Basham, Paul Coutts, Martyn Woolford, Dean Hammond, Billy Sharp, Conor Sammon. Substitutes: Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Ryan Flynn, Louis Reed, Matt Done, Jose Baxter, Che Adams, Mark Howard.
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