The outcome of Man United’s FA Cup game could have been so different

Manchester United eased into the FA Cup fifth round after they eventually saw off League Two Cambridge with a 3-0 win last night, but the game could have all been so different if the underdogs managed to take a gift of an opportunity in the very first minute.

Cambridge striker Tom Elliott was sent through on goal via a horrendous back-pass by United midfielder Daley Blind, but despite curling his shot round goalkeeper David de Gea, the ball bounced off the post and out of play.

It almost gave Cambridge a shock lead after they managed to earn a 0-0 draw at the Abbey Stadium, and would have certainly given the underdogs something to hold on to and fight for during the remainder of the fixture.

But it wasn’t to be, with goals from Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo, and James Wilson securing progression for the 13-time Premier League champions as they look to win the FA Cup for the first time in 11 years…

 


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