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Mau Utd finish Cambridge’s FA Cup adventure

Mau Utd finish Cambridge’s FA Cup adventure
United, fielding a side that cost $350.4 million to assemble, survived an early scare against a Cambridge line-up that had not cost a single pound when Tom Elliott shot against the post in the first minute. But first-half goals from Mata and Rojo put Louis van Gaal’s side in control before Wilson added a third to rubber-stamp a win that sets up a fifth-round trip to Preston North End, who beat Sheffield United 3-1.

Elliott found himself clean through on goal with just 45 seconds on the clock after an error by Daley Blind, who played the ball directly through to the former Leeds United trainee. Elliott showed poise to steady himself and advance, but could only steer the ball against the right-hand post as diving United goalkeeper David de Gea looked on aghast. It was hard not to imagine that would be Cambridge’s best chance and although the hosts had started slowly, they took a 25th-minute lead through Mata.

Angel di Maria’s left-wing cross was headed down at the back post by Marouane Fellaini and Mata was on hand to flick the ball into the roof of the net from close range. Seven minutes later, Rojo made it 2-0 after Fellaini’s shot was blocked and the rebound was chipped by Robin van Persie to Rojo, who made no mistake with a strong header from six yards out to claim his first goal for the club since joining from Sporting Lisbon last year.In the second half, substitute Wilson found the bottom-right corner in the 73rd minute to complete the rout.
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