FA Cup: Greenwood, Rashford combine as Man United silence Liverpool in 5-goal thriller

FA Cup: Greenwood, Rashford combine as Man United silence Liverpool in 5-goal thriller

- Man United vs Liverpool FA Cup tie saw Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford combine to inspire the Red Devils to victory

- Both players bagged a goal and an assist apiece to help United win 3-2 at Old Trafford

- Mohamed Salah scored a sensational brace but it was not enough to save the Reds from defeat as they crashed out of the competition

- Bruno Fernandes came off the bench to score the match winner shortly after Salah had equalised for the visitors

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Man United are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after stunning Liverpool 3-2 in a thrilling fourth round tie played on Sunday evening, January 24, at Old Trafford.

This was the second meeting between the two sides in nearly a week having squared off at Anfield in the Premier League on

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rung a couple of changes of the FA Cup encounter, with Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek getting a nod.

But it was Liverpool who rattled the net first through Mohamed Salah who broke the deadlock in the 19th minute after Roberto Firmino slide in for the Egyptian to slot home over Henderson.

However, the Reds lead did not last long as United drew level seven minutes later via Greenwood after he was set up by Marcus Rashford with a brilliant cross.

The second half of the match saw both sides kick off hostilities in earnest, but it was United who took the lead after Greenwood reciprocated the favour for the Englishman to finish confidently in the 48th minute.

However, Salah restored parity for the visitors nearly 10 minutes later after a defending gaffee involving Harry Maguire.

FA Cup: Greenwood, Rashford combine as Man United silence Liverpool in 5-goal thriller
FA Cup: Greenwood, Rashford combine as Man United silence Liverpool in 5-goal thriller. Photo by Michael Regan
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It was the introduction of Bruno Fernandes that eventually made all the difference, with the Portuguese playmaker coming off the bench to score the match winner.

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Edinson Cavani had a chance to put the game to bed in dying minutes but his effort only rattled the post as the tie ended in United's favour.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Dayot Upamecano who currently plays for German side RB Leipzig has as main transfer target for Premier League duo of Manchester United and Liverpool.

The 22-year-old France international has been superb for RB Leipzig since he got into the first team and he is being rated as one of the best central defenders in Europe.

According to the report, Jurgen Klopp who is the manager of Premier League champions Liverpool wants Dayot to be a cover up for Virgil Van Dijk.

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