Manchester United v Derby County

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United got its first win in five matches on Monday by notching two second-half goals to get a 2-0 win at Everton.

Manchester United provisional squad: Romero, De Gea, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, McTominay, Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku, Mata, Mkhitaryan.

United last met Derby in their FA Cup winning campaign in 2015-16 under Louis Van Gaal in an away trip where the Red Devils won 3-1 in their fourth-round conflict, with Wayne Rooney, Daley Blind and Juan Mata getting the goals for the Old Trafford side.

Pogba tried to break the deadlock from a free-kick, but Scott Carson was equal to it in the Derby goal. Derby also created a scare as Martin Olsson rose higher to head Alex Pearce's corner but Sergio Romero tipped the goal bound header over the bar. But Sam Winnall failed to profit as he dragged his shot wide. But the team kept trying so I knew the goal could arrive. It was Derby that had the first half-chance of the second half, however, with Tom Huddlestone seeing his strike deflect just wide.

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Mourinho has lived in the Lowry Hotel in Salford since taking charge of Manchester United in 2016

Rashford's finishing let the hosts' approach play down, though, when the striker skied over the bar after being played through.

Pogba then curled one wide of Carson's post moments later as both teams had opportunities after the restart.

Pogba then had a golden chance in the 77th minute after the ball fell for the Frenchman inside the Derby box, but he scuffed his effort wide, and it did appear that the tie was heading for a replay.

Not to be outdone, Lukaku then played a good give-and-go with Anthony Martial before tucking his shot under the advancing Carson to secure United's passage to the FA Cup fourth round.

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