Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United: Lukaku's brace hands United a simple win

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The Scotland Under-19 midfielder was on the bench as United eased past Huddersfield in the FA Cup as a replacement for the £89million Frenchman, who was ill.

Mourinho was understandably frustrated by Pogba's late withdrawal. I believe so. (Marcus) Rashford, (Ander) Herrera, (Antonio) Valencia, I think they have a chance. Paul, I don't know.

"If people underestimate us, they should look at what we're doing at the moment, our performances, the fact we've got to a final already and we're still in all of the competitions".

Huddersfield, winners in the home Premier League game against United in October, were largely the better team in the first half but could not trouble Sergio Romero unduly, and they were given a boost when Mata's goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR consultation.

The game represents United's first outing in the knockout stages of the Champions League since 2014 - when they were defeated by Bayern Munich at the quarter-final round.

The Belgian has scored in each of the three rounds United have played of this year's competition and now has 11 goals from his past 10 FA Cup appearances and 21 in all competitions this season.

The injuries have circulated at just the wrong interval for the three-time European champions but expect others to step up to the mantle in their absence. 'You can accuse me of many things, but you cannot say that I lied to you.


But, just before Scholes came out of retirement, Manchester United hosted Blackburn Rovers in a fixture that saw the Red Devils fall to a shock 3-2 defeat to the Premier League's bottom club.

Where that leaves Pogba's future at Old Trafford is anyone's guess for the moment, although the Daily Star says he won't be offloaded to Real Madrid.

"I prefer to play at Old Trafford against Chelsea or Manchester City or Tottenham". Their compact shape forced Huddersfield to try and pick holes in their back line, which they struggled to do after their initial flurry of chances. "They have to get rid of the bad and make it ideal".

Rochdale continued to play with style and Henderson opened the scoring in the 45th minute when Andrew Cannon played a risky ball onto the box and the skipper fired first-time into the corner.

'He came to us in pre-season and then we realised that with Andreas Pereira going to Valencia, we decided not to buy another player because we had Scott McTominay ready to step up.

The Portuguese boss added: "Now is the time to think about Paul, to know what happened, why he didn't feel good enough to play, can he play or be available to help us on Wednesday?"

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