Man Utd 3 Cambridge Utd 0
Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0, Old Trafford, FA Cup Fourth Round Replay, February 3, 2015. Manchester United had no real problems in beating League Two minnows Cambridge United as they won the replay with The U´s 3-0 thanks to a goal each by Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo before the break and a late second half goal from James Wilson.
Manchester United entertained League Two team Cambridge United in an FA Cup Fourth Round Replay at Old Trafford after the clubs had played out a goalless draw at Abbey Stadium. The Reds were without the services of the injured Michael Carrick and Ashley Young, but Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans made his return to the first team squad. The Abbey Stadium club, for their part, were missing versatile defender Harrison Dunk and attacking midfielder Liam Hughes because of injury problems. Cambridge United almost went into an early lead within the first minute of the match when a mistake from Daley Blind saw the ball end up at the feet of former Stockport County striker Tom Elliott who stormed forward, but his first time effort hit the vertical post. The Old Trafford side eventually took the advantage as Marouane Fellaini knocked down a cross from Angel Di Maria into the path of Juan Mata and the attack minded midfield player hammered home from close range to make the score 1-0 to the hosts in the 25th minute of the replay. And only seven minutes later in the game, the home team doubled their lead when Marcos Rojo scored his first goal for his new employers by converting a clever chip from Robin van Persie. Manchester United finally had their third goal of the night courtesy of James Wilson, whose low and hard shot from the edge of the eighteen-yard area went past Cambridge netminder Chris Dunn and into the back of the goal with seventeen minutes remaining of normal time. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Jonathan Evans, Marcos Rojo, Paddy McNair, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini, Robin van Persie. Substitutes: Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, Radamel Falcao, James Wilson, Victor Valdes. Cambridge United Team: Chris Dunn, Joshua Coulson, Richard Tait, Greg Taylor, Michael Nelson, Luke Chadwick, Tom Champion, Ryan Donaldson, Cameron McGeehan, Tom Elliott, Robbie Simpson. Substitutes: Will Norris, Ian Miller, Dominic Ball, Bobby-Joe Taylor, Gearoid Morrissey, Rory Gaffney, Sullay Kaikai.