Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of Manchester United v Wigan Athletic in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
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It is said that from the smallest beginnings, the greatest legends.
What starts as an underground movement begins to grow. It can take
you further than you have ever dared to imagine. Out the shadows and into
the spotlight. 35 years ago, they were in the Northern Premier League!
Defying the odds, defeating the system. The FA Cup counts on it. The
weight of history can seem stacked against you, but spin the wheel,
take a chance, you never know, you could upset the house again. Much
has changed for Wigan Athletic in the four years since they sprung the
FA Cup. Reefer allegations, one promotion and six managers later,
they face another big cup occasion, this time against the red side of
Manchester. United will be formidable opposition, unbeaten in
the league for three months, already through to Wembley in the EFL and
boasting the club's new record goal-scorer. Welcome to Alan
Shearer, Philip Neville and Kevin Kilbane. Alan Shearer, first and
foremost, it is a big ask for Wigan said we have seen a number of shocks
in this round? We have, and you're right, it is a big ask for them,
particularly when you look at their record here, but they have got to
look at yesterday's results and feel they have got a chance, and today's
as well. And especially when you consider the form of Manchester
United. Progress now being made it seems under Jose Mourinho? Yes, I
think's will be really pleased with where Manchester United are. The
team selection today shows that he has got a squad capable of competing
in all four competitions. As for Wigan winners in 2013 against all
the odds. But since then, a of interesting things have happened?
That was still the most special day in the club's history. I was there
that day, it is an extraordinary story, there were only elected to
the Football League in 1978. I'm extremely proud to be part of that
club's history. Let's have a look at both of today's teams. For
Manchester United, Sergio Romero starts in goal in one of nine
changes. Luke Shaw plays for the first time since November, and he's
joined in defence by Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Austin Schweinsteiger
makes his first start of the season in midfield. , with 22 FA Cup goals,
Wayne Rooney is back in the side, with Juan Mata and Henrikh
Mkhitaryan. And Anthony Martial has been given an opportunity, and
according to Phil Neville, he's playing up front! We're going to
unchanged, after winning their last three games, with Yacob Haugaard in
goal. Former Liverpool FA Cup semifinalist Stephen Warnock is
joined in the back four by highly rated Callum Connolly, on loan from
Everton. David Perkins makes his first FA Cup appearance of the
season in defensive midfield. Max Power, linked with a move to
Brentford, starts out wide, alongside Egypt international Sam
Morsy. And Will Grigg is up front, after scoring against Nottingham
Forest in round three. A huge day for the Wigan manager, Warren. , who
spent eight years at Old Trafford as the reserve team manager. He helped
developed develop the likes of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba. He's
with Damien Johnson. I think most people know your connections with
Manchester United, developing the young players desperate what is it
like to be back here? It is different to be here and not walking
into the home team dressing room. You want the players to enjoy it
today. Knowing so many of their players, does it give you any kind
of advantage? Not really. Once the game starts, you can't do anything
about it. You cannot stop them doing what they can do on the pitch. So
not really. You are on a bit of a run - do you come here with a bit of
confidence? Yes, we have played well all the way through, really. Even
when we have lost mother performances have been good. It
normally gives you a good chance of winning the game. We have just
eradicated some basic mistakes that have cost us routes and picked up
the results that we deserve. This is a reminder of the old days, not so
long ago? Yes, it's a great day out for the fans. They have stuck with
us through some difficult results. It is a good day out for them and
obviously, a great day out for the players. You know him well from your
time at Manchester United? He's a brilliant coach. Probably the most
decorated youth football coaching there has ever been at this club. He
has produced so many different players, and I think he has has
under the right to be a manager. Just look at the list of the players
that he has produced for Manchester United. And that's just half of
them. All of them are still in contact with him because they think
so highly of him. You've got to respect him, doing from that
comfortable position that he would have been in, to take this job at
Wigan. It's the experience he brings with it as well. Keeble forget, he
was player manager up at Hull, that was his initial introduction into
management. He coached me, in the under 14 is at Preston. He coached
us and took our under 14 side. You have looked at one or two players at
Wigan for us, starting with Will Grigg, a player we know from that
song at the Euros! Everyone got in on the act in the end? Even Carl
Frampton this morning! He's a striker, he scored goals at the
lower levels, he has not quite hit form in the Championship. But his
form last year in League One got him into the Euros squad. United will
have to be aware of him, because he does have good movement. If he gets
half a yard in the penalty area, he's a very good finisher. I think
his last league goal was at the end of September, but he's a player who
will keep the United defenders on their toes, definitely. Hard job for
him today, up front on his own. As difficult as it will be, they will
have to try and get up and support him as much as they can. Warren. Has
spoken about him recently, Connolly, saying he is a credit to Everton,
where he has come through. I am looking forward to him making an
impression today. And this is Sam Morsy, who was on loan at Barnsley
this season and he got a goal and an assist last week who are just signed
a new contract as well. It is a big ask, we know that, but these are the
three players I will be looking for. We have seen a number of upsets, a a
lot of teams resting players etc Manchester United have brought in a
few variables, but... We are going to have a discussion about that at
half-time, about resting players, but they've got to look at what
Wolves did yesterday, going to Anfield. So there is hope. They are
on a decent run. But it's going to be very, very difficult. Well, the
only club to win at Old Trafford so far this season are Manchester City,
back in September. Jose Mourinho's side are overwhelming favourites
today, and he's been speaking to Damien. You have been on the end of
a cup upset when you work at Chelsea - how do you make sure it does not
happen here today? I don't know. I don't know. We have to try and play
better than our opponent, we have to try to have the same motivation as
they have, and we have to try to score more goals than them. A big
chance for Anthony Martial today - is it his last chance, perhaps? No,
not the last chance. A good chance, because the players, they also
compete between themselves to be in the team, and today was the day for
Jesse Lingard to stay out. Last week it was Martial to be out. And next
week it will be another want to be out or one of them, depending on how
they perform. Very jolly, wasn't he, very uplifting?! Must be the hair!
What do you make of his general treatment perhaps of Martial, and
Martial himself, in terms of the way he has done this season? Well,
Martial has to do better. I know that he does not set the transfer
fee, but for me, it looks like a heavy burden for him to carry
around. He has been here for a long time, though. He has not made the
improvement that many would have expected. I don't think he helps
itself at times with his body language, but the ability is there.
Mourinho has got to get that out of him. I think with him, you see
unbelievable ability. He likes to play on the left, even though today
he will be playing more central. He's got unbelievable speed. The
problem for me is briefing is - his consistency, sometimes he can be
fantastic, the next time, really poor. And I would like to see him
actually smile, he's playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world,
he does not look like he's enjoying his football. We were all looking to
see him play through the middle when he first came in, and it's a big
ask. Today is a big chance for him. He's up against offenders who he can
cause problems for with his pace. And he is only 21 years of age,
Gary. Perhaps we could do a half-time analysis on smiling!
Before kick-off today, Manchester United will make a special
presentation to Wayne Rooney, who last week's a past Sir Bobby
Charlton to become the club's record goal-scorer. He has been speaking to
Gabby Logan. Tell us a little bit about what it
feels like to score in the Premier League for Manchester United? It is
an amazing feeling. The initial feeling, it's like you're playing
for all underwater, and when you score the goal, you come up for air,
and you can hear the crowd, the atmosphere, for four or five
seconds. It is a mad feeling. Go on, then, favourite goal? My
favourite was the Man City goal. COMMENTATOR: That is absolutely
fantastic! We were both fighting for the title, it was a tight game,
obviously, a derby. The goal against Newcastle was probably better.
Technically, that was...? Yes. But I think the actual moment and the
feeling, probably that one. I love the game, I love playing, and that's
what I want to do. To score goal, it's the best feeling.
It's a sensational goal! Wayne Rooney, record-breaker! It was a
massive moment for myself, proud moment, to get the record. But it
was nice that Sir Bobby was there, as he always is. Congratulated me
after the game. That meant a lot. What did your kids say to you? Yes,
it is only one of them who actually understands that the moment. He was
in my cousins's house in Liverpool. He was re-enacting it. It is a big
thing for me to be able to share that with my children. When you look
at the figures who have created history at this hub, George Best,
Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs - did you know you would have to do something
really spectacular to it yourself among those names? Yes, of course.
When I first joined the club, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, and the
Premier League titles. Sitting there, it's crazy. Now, I've won
five. The likes of Rashford coming into the dressing room, they're
probably looking at the likes of me, having won five titles. That's what
you want to do. Training with the likes of Marcus Rashford, who Jose
Mourinho said potentially could be the one who takes your record, if he
was to stay at the club for that long - do you have a bit of envy
that he's starting out on that journey? What really. He will have
his time. I'm sure he will be a great player for this club, and
hopefully in ten or however many years' time, he'll be close to the
record. So you might be the one shaking his hand in the dressing
room? Of course. If it's someone you have played with, that would be even
better. Have the changes of regime here
helped to motivate you? I think that's part of football. Obviously,
Manchester United have had the stability of Sir Alex over 26 years
before, and I think over the last three or four years what they've
been doing is trying to find the right one, and I believe that they
found him. It seems everybody is buying into what he wants to do for
this club. Of course. He is a successful manager wherever he's
been. I have no doubt he will bring success. How he is setting the team
up, you know, the success around the corner. You said you'd like to
coach. Is it something you still feel is a career path you'd like to
down? Of course. When you get a bit older, you start to think more about
the game, and it's something I'd love to do. My whole life has been
ground football and, the minute I finish playing, I would like to try
and stay in the game and hopefully I'll get the opportunity to manage.
Players playing in this generation, who have enough money not to go into
management, so the ones who want to do it,...
Well, as Wayne Rooney said, sur Bobby Charlton is always at the
games, and once again he is here this afternoon to cheer on his
beloved Manchester United. Quite an achievement for Wayne Rooney, not
just to beat Sir Bobby to the England record but now his club
record. I think everybody knows my respect for Wayne Rooney. It's
difficult getting to the top but even harder staying there. He has
been at the top for a long time and everyone knows what he is about. No
one could stop him. He's caused all sorts of goals, whether you want
spectacular ones, volleys, headings, penalties, whatever. It is a hell of
an achievement. When he retires, I think people will probably respect
him more than now. Witch his best days are behind him. -- is best days
are behind him. But is it the fact that sometimes people remember you
for the game you play now then perhaps the ones you've played in
the past? He has to decide whether to stay at Manchester United, two
and a half years to go of his contract, and become a bit part
player, or does he go somewhere else and further his career? This record,
for me, will not be broken. With the scrutiny he'd been under throughout
his career, when he arrived at Everton, he was 17, 18, the stress
on him at such a young age, and then the big move. To do everything he
has achieved under that scrutiny is incredible. It's interesting, you
talking about the fact there is nothing like the feeling of scoring
a goal. There isn't, is there? No. You never get them back, I'm afraid!
When you retire. Does he have what it takes to be a manager? I think he
only knows football. I worry about forwards going into management of
the -- management. But I think he loves football. He isn't the
quintessential goal hanger. He probably needs to go into the
academy to learn his trade and get a good platform to build from. I worry
about full-backs going into coaching as well. I was in midfield. You were
everything! The game is coming up. We have seen so many shots and we
have just seen another one that has happened in the last few seconds. So
many shocks. Another non-league side is due to the fifth round of the FA
Cup this year. Sutton have beaten Leeds of the Championship, a side
going really well in the Championship, of course, and a
magnificent performance from Saturn. Two side in the fifth round from the
non-league. That is quite something. -- from Sutton. Great scenes, Alan.
Superb. Leeds, resting players. They are all doing it. Well done, Sutton
United. We will see the action from that game and, of course, the
winning goal when we come to you at half-time. But it is Wigan against
Manchester United. Wigan have nothing to lose, have they? It's
going to be difficult for them but they have won their last three
games. They'll have to be patient, sit tight, the compact, because
United will have a lot of possession. They will have one or
two chances, but can they take them? Manchester United will be very
confident. Yes, but they'll have to play better than they did at Hull. I
am worried for them, because there are no easy games. I think they can
take something from Wolves yesterday, and they proved yesterday
that you can do it. It is the holders, Manchester United, against
Wigan from the Championship. Your commentators, Martin Keown and Guy
Mowbray. Thank you, Gary forced many people
call this place the Theatre of Dreams, so we'll Wigan's be realised
today? A slim chance, you might think, but the world is
unpredictable at the moment. Take a bow, Wolves, Lincoln, Oxford, and an
honourable not to Wycombe Wanderers. Earlier today, to Millwall and
Sutton United. Wigan Athletic in 21st position in the Championship
before the start of play this weekend. Manchester United in the
top six of the Premier League. The game finished 1-1 at Hull on
Wednesday. Until then, they were 17 games undefeated. Just over 3000
Wigan supporters have made the short trip to Old Trafford, one that they
made quite regularly quite recently in their Premier League days. Today,
of course, we recognise Wayne Rooney's goal-scoring record for
Manchester United. Just under 12 and a half years of goals, 250 of them,
in 547 games. That is a couple of hundred fewer than it took Bobby
Charlton to score his 249. A name revered around the world. When he
describes his record take that as a true great, well, that is what he
is. From his debut against Fenerbahce to that wonderful free
kick at Stoke, Wayne Rooney is just united's record goal-scorer, and he
might well be for all time. -- Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's record
goal-scorer. Let's take a look at the Manchester United team that he
leads today. Sergio Romero place in goal for the sixth time this season.
It is Timothy Fosu-Mensah's that start under Jose Mourinho, while
Luke Shaw plays for the third time since November. Bastian
Schweinsteiger in the starting line-up for the first time in over a
year, and a formidable front four. A chance for Anthony Martial to show
he has got an Old Trafford future under Mourinho. Wigan are unchanged.
Jake Buxton and Stephen Warnock were at Derby. This time, exactly one
year ago, when United beat them at this stage. Midfield energy from Max
Power and Sam Morsy. One goal in the last 16 games for Will Grigg.
Jose Mourinho had warm words for Warren Joyce this week, saying he
worked with him at the club for just a few months but it was enough to
know a nice man and a passionate football man. On the substitute
list, we might see one or two Manchester United David Toms today,
if Axel Tuanzebe gets a game. In James, Kellett and Tunnicliffe,
Wigan have three players that were once an Manchester United's books.
Anthony Martial is only made eight Premier League starts all season. A
lot of pressure on him today, with the words of his manager, if he
plays magnificently, not just well, he will play against Hull in
midweek. It seems a long time ago when Will Grigg played in that MK
Dons team that beat Louis van Gaal's United 4-0 in the League Cup, as it
was then. Team-mates that they included Dele Alli. The referee
today is one of the most experienced around but, at 51, he might have a
couple of years left in him. He didn't start refereeing until he was
29. Martin Keown is a bit older than that, but he brings plenty of
experience to the party up here. This is a big ask for Wigan, isn't
it? Of course. I wonder if the tactics have started already. They
have won the toss and elected to change ends. I wonder if that will
disrupt Manchester United at all. It's going to be United to get the
action started. Last out in the fourth round five years ago, and
they have won 11 of their last dozen fourth-round ties. They haven't been
beaten by teams of the second-tier since 1982, when Watford beat them.
They haven't suffered many FA Cup upsets recently, but they have been
worked hard by the likes of Sheffield United, Yeovil and
Crawley. Shouldn't be any conscious complacency, especially not from a
manager whose Chelsea side were famously beaten at home by Bradford
two years ago. It looks like Martial is going to play as the striker,
Rooney playing off him. A lot to prove as a professional, and you
feel this pressure on Martial, and Luke Shaw, not getting on very well
with Mourinho. I think you have to trace that back to a league match
against Watford in September where he was not best pleased with both
players. Schweinsteiger last started a game
with United in the third round of this competition a year ago.
Remarkable, such a good player. Marcos Rojo. He and Chris Smalling
are the only players who have kept their places in the side after
starting at Hull on Thursday. A roar goes up from the Wigan
supporters at seeing their side have some possession in the United R. But
Green -- but Rooney won the contest. I think he was looking for a
contrarian -- for Mkhitaryan but too far afield. Not a great start. He
has already given possession away twice. He scuffs his cross somewhat.
But I think he is a good player, to be fair. When you have that weight
against you with the manager, it can be difficult. We will see what kind
of character he has today. Jakob Haugaard is a giant figure in the
Wigan goal. And Burn, in front of him at centre-half, six foot seven.
Expect him to do well at set pieces. Mkhitaryan just a little short.
Allowed David Perkins a chance to get a challenge in. We are going to
see plenty of that from Wigan today, closing down, trying to stop them
from progressing attacks. All of their midfielders like a
tackle or two. MacDonald will sit just in front of the back four to
protect them. Very experienced, played for Wales. He came from
Bournemouth. A couple of promotions under his belt, Premier League
experience. Heathrow in those Wigan's way. --
the throw in goes. 19-year-old Callum Connolly will take the throw
in. He made quite an impact on his debut at Burton two weeks ago. He
scored twice from right back. He is on loan from Everton. A proud day
for his family, I'm sure. Another Wigan Athletic throw in.
Stepped inside, just didn't make the pass. Will Grigg is on fire already,
according to that lot. There is one yolk who is shirtless.
Warren. Was on the coaching staff at Manchester United for 18 years.
Sam Torrance, next to the smiling former United boss Sir Alex
Ferguson. I'm still smiling after my summer
victory against you, Guy! Headed away by Dan Burn. He arrived
on a free transfer from Fulham last summer.
Mkhitaryan, trying to turn away from Stephen Warnock. 35 years old now,
the twice capped England full-back. Still making those great tackles,
though,, isn't he? Mkhitaryan's movement is excellent. He was pulled
back there by a frustrated Marouane Fellaini. Good play from Morsy.
That's the game plan, get tight to Fellaini, and then he just pulls him
back. Morsy has only just return to Wigan after a successful loan spell
at Barnsley, a little higher up the Championship.
Wigan have got to show that confidence in possession, get the
ball, look to play and pass. It's OK stopping Manchester United, but
you've got to be able to play as well when you get the ball. They are
actually the lowest scorers in the Championship. However only 17 is
have conceded fewer goals. -- only seven teams.
Martial, chased by Perkins. Lost it again. Very patient build-up, but
very slow build-up from Manchester United. A lot of changes in their
line-up. They're just taking too long in possession, for me. Smalling
did well there, but then played Schweinsteiger into trouble. We're
going to getting players around the ball very well. Schweinsteiger is
smothered, he thinks he's got time, but he hasn't. Buxton and the giant
Dan Burn will move forward for Wigan now.
Delivered towards Burn. That's fired at Romero. It was a really good
effort, from Callum Connolly. And he has clearly got a taste for scoring
goals. Certainly. There was a lot of steam in that shot. Great strike
from the young man. -- a lot of sting. The first meaningful effort
on target comes from the visitors from the Championship.
Nerves floating around here at Old Trafford, Smalling was not looking
particularly safe. He gets really good power on this one. Good tech
make. You would not want to give him too many chances, the mood he's in.
He's scored two recently. A little bit of a thankless task for
Will Grigg in this Wigan set up, isn't it? It is, but so, manager has
really set them out well. He has set his stall out very well. Manchester
United just not moving this ball quick enough. Fellaini and
Schweinsteiger in the midfield, Manchester United, not quite into
their rhythm yet. He broke into the team about the
same time as Marcus Rashford last season, and the Louis van Gaal. But
has had few opportunities under the new regime this season.
Rooney, immediately pounced upon by Perkins. Great play. That busyness
about Wigan in the midfield, the way they're getting the ball back.
Jacob was screaming for that one out wide.
Free kick given against Wayne Rooney.
Some applause from Wigan supporters, and actually from Manchester United
supporters as well. They just caught sight of Zlatan Ibrahimovic getting
to his feet. Just saying to Martial, you need to start playing, fella,
otherwise you will be coming off! Smacked away by Rojo. I think his
manager is quite pleased with that no-nonsense approach. He played
Jones alongside him for this good period they have been involved in,
and Rojo has been part of that. The Argentinian Ricky was not
exactly crisp. Morsy... It has just run away from him.
I think he was looking for that run from Martial, he was expecting him
to run into the channel. It is difficult for him, even with his
quality, having been out for so long, to just come back and pick it
up straightaway. I won't go through his roll of honour with Bayern
Munich we would be here until half-time! It's quite remarkable,
the number of trophies this fella has won.
That's what Luke Shaw should be doing at every opportunity. That's
why the sign him here, to get those crosses in.
Wigan are playing with the confidence of a team that's won
their last three games. And rightly so, they've started this game very
well. Just feel Manchester United are getting a bit wound up, trying
to get this ball back. It can only get better for Manchester United,
really. They just haven't started playing yet.
A lovely trip to ball through to Rooney by Mkhitaryan.
Slowing advances, Schweinsteiger gives him the ball.
Smalling puts it straight into the head of Dan Burn. Mata and
Mkhitaryan coming into central positions. They need the threat over
the top with Martial and Rooney. Not really coming to them. Quite
predictable with their build-up play.
Schweinsteiger hacks away at Perkins. Mkhitaryan comes out with
the ball. Sam Morsy has been most industrious in the Wigan midfield.
And Max Power, working well, too. Shaw turns it away. We have got a
cup tie on here. We certainly have. Credit to Wigan. Morsy running very
intelligently, linking up to the front, winning the ball well and
prepared to break as well. He is having to scream at him,
Rooney. That's what he should be doing. When you come to play at Old
Trafford, you expect the full-backs to fly forward. I don't know if it
is a lack of confidence from Luke Shaw but he needs to get down the
touchline. Rooney is having a word with him.
Rooney just went down and he barked at referee Niall swore brick.
A bit flat-footed as he tried to chase that. I think they are saying
to Manchester United, you are good enough to break us down. A
good-looking ball. He hit it hard and five. -- hard and
high. Finally seeing a bit of penetration, all in, knocked down
nicely. Mata can't get over it. Defender winning that ball. We've
grown used to seeing Mata putting that in the back of the net, and
he'll be disappointed he didn't hit the target. Scored three goals in
his last four games in this competition, including one in the
final against Crystal Palace at the end of last season. At the moment,
the holder not exactly flowing. Their first meaningful effort on
goal. Still 0-0. It come Wigan once more with Sam Morsy.
Rooney felt he was fouled. I think MacDonald definitely fouled him. A
decent drive from Power. Just didn't have the swerve to take it away from
Sergio Romero row. You can see the confidence now from Wigan. I think
he blocks him. Just shows you, though, the effort from distance.
Plenty of confidence coming into Wigan.
Connolly takes it off his toes. It's a United corner. A feeling that the
team in red are getting a bit of tempo back in their play.
Rooney feeds it wide to find Mata again. But he can't beat Perkins.
What a lovely ball from Max Power. On the move here is Jacobs. The time
to dwell, and Fosu-Mensah barges game in the back and conceded a free
kick. -- he'd find it well. No need for that. Great play from Wigan down
this right-hand side. Jacobs just too quick. Barging into the back of
Fosu-Mensah. -- Fosu-Mensah barging into the back of him.
Starting to see a bit of goalmouth incident at both ends now. Can Wigan
fashion anything from here? Power wanted to take it quickly. The
referee was still having words with the two protagonists, Power and
Jacobs. The target will be Burn, at the far post. He is right at the
back of the queue. Power to put the ball into what he
hopes will be the right place. Didn't look a bad delivery. Headed
out as far as Morsy. Morsy has lost the ball to Mkhitaryan. Challenged
by Dan Burn to stop him going any further, and Wigan have got the
throw-in. Excellent tackle from the big man.
We'll give him the benefit of the doubt, the central defender. I think
he gets that. Not many have legs that long to execute that challenge.
The player at the same time as the ball.
Fosu-Mensah has crept forward, wide right.
Drifting out of play for a Wigan Athletic throw. There have already
been some big results today in the FA Cup, and highlights of old
today's action on BBC One tonight, 10:30pm. For those who remain in the
last 16, the draw will take place during the One Show, tomorrow
evening at 7pm. As it stands, two teams from the National League in
the last 16. Remarkable, non-league teams doing so well, Oxford as well
yesterday. And then the big hitters, Manchester United looking to join
them. Power plated against the shins of
Schweinsteiger. Intelligent play. Hold onto the ball for your team.
Give the defence a bit of a breather.
Good ball across, but it is missed by Mkhitaryan. A huge chance for
Manchester United. That is by far their best passage of play. Martial
driving with the ball in a central position. He whips it crossed.
Mkhitaryan really should be putting that in. -- he whips it across. A
fantastic opportunity. Surely he's got to put that in the back of the
net. A lot of pace on it. It was in that same six yard box
that he scored a goal against Sunderland over the Christmas
period. Lost his statement that time. -- lost his sting. Somewhat
better from Manchester United. Interesting, the position that
Martial is taken up. Is he a natural centre forward? You feel he is
better in that deeper position. He doesn't want to be on the shoulder
of the last defender. Schweinsteiger is tripped. A free
kick for United, indestructible distance. Just works the ball nicely
from one foot to the other. Warnock diving in. Rooney territory.
Goal number 250 came with a brilliantly struck free kick at
Stoke City. I am sure 251 will come at some point soon. I wonder if Mata
is saying he should have this one instead. Let's see.
There is a Stoke goalkeeper in the way, Jakob Haugaard. Delivered
towards Rojo. Headed in for a United corner. -- headed behind.
Mata the provider this time. Flicked across by Schweinsteiger. Didn't
quite reach Martial. Mkhitaryan just hanging back. Rooney, into the box
again, Smalling's league. Morsy miskicked it. In those Mkhitaryan.
Now Burn is out of position. Can he shift that all the full width
of the pitch? Jacobs is flying down the right. He found him, but
momentum lost. There are two corners in the game now, near post corner
is, Schweinsteiger managing to get a flicked those balls. Wigan needs to
improve because Manchester United are looking very day and at set
pieces. -- very dangerous at set pieces.
Certainly, united do miss the energy of Antonio Valencia, down the flank,
when he's not playing. He has just signed a contract extension. And
rightly so, not many better write backs in the Premier League. Someone
who forged his reputation with Wigan. Seen very much as a winger
then. He has had seven or eight seasons at Manchester United, and
you do not do that if you are an ordinary player.
Calmly away by Warnock. Power under pressure, and MacDonald is forced to
concede possession. Luke Shaw looks just short of confidence. It's the
pressure of playing for this great club or the manager not really in
his corner...? Dot to put all of that to one side and prove you
deserve to be here. A manager who once coveted him for Chelsea.
Your assessment, Martin, with 37 minutes played, of how Wigan have
applied themselves? MARTIN KEOWN: Exceptionally well.
Morsy particularly. Getting up to support Grigg. Power and MacDonald.
The defence has not really been tested.
I think it's difficult, we have seen with other Premier League teams this
weekend making lots of changes, and not performing well, of course.
United fans are unhappy about that, as is Marouane Fellaini, but it is a
decision for Wigan. Who committed the foul here? Morsy is tugging him,
isn't he? Fellaini a little bit unlucky on this occasion, maybe?
Perhaps fortunate to get the free kick. Dan Burn had his shirt tugged
a little bit there. Mata breaking for United. That's a
super header. It was good movement from Martial. He's doing
exceptionally well, the young 19-year-old, on loan from Everton.
I'm sure Ronald Koeman will be happy with his performance.
When this ball went into the United bop as a moment ago, Chris Smalling
just gets a hold of his shirt. It's not a lot. No, it's marginal. It's
the kind of thing you see all the time. They're not giving a penalty
for that. You want players to compete. He's a handful, that's for
sure, Burn. That's why he's being watched by Fellaini, as well as
Smalling behind. Morsy tries to turn Smalling...
Jacobs... Could not get hold of it! Free kick for United. It was Mata
who was back helping out the defence who were stripped. Well, that was a
glorious opportunity for Jacobs. It was really quite scruffy build-up,
it. In nicely and it just hits his standing foot, but it was a great
opportunity. Inexplicably hits his standing foot. He has not scored
since August, just the one goal this season, which came at Nottingham
Forest. Connolly and Power between them
solve a problem for Wigan. Back it goes to Sergio Romero.
Good challenge by Warnock. You just feel Manchester United should be
looking to get down these flanks more than they are. Work it into
wide positions. Pretty strong down the middle, Wigan.
Fosu-Mensah going on... Stopped by Warnock.
Martial nearly got through. Poked away by Burn. You feel with this
intricate play, will they be better off just going route one in the end
to Fellaini? Wigan will not be drawn out. Good
shape to their team, well drilled. Cross comes in from
Schweinsteiger... Fellaini! Manchester United find the route to
goal! A simple cross onto the head of Marouane Fellaini! It's take on
-- taken them almost the whole of the half. Right on cue, there's the
big men, as we suggested, route one. Ball out to Schweinsteiger. He knows
that he can pick a pass. Just sit there, and Fellaini does the rest
with his power. Pins the defender. It's almost as if they're saying,
forget all that passing, let's just put it in the box, and Fellaini will
put it in the back of the net. He's as good as anyone when the ball is
in the air, Fellaini. He just had too much strength, too much feel for
young Callum Connolly. -- too much will.
Sometimes you've just got to get the ball in the box. All this intricate
passing... Be fair, Fellaini has been a useful player and Mourinho
has stuck with him. The crowd were booing him at one stage this season,
and he was, no, I believe in the player. And he has got them off to
the kind of start you would expect from an just united at half-time. --
from Manchester United. Collected by Haugaard. Wigan need
the whistle. I certainly do. Rooney was involved there in an incident
with Morsy on the edge of the box. Jose gets a gentle jog on. He's seen
enough. And that brings the half to an end,
a half in which Wigan Athletic have competed really well, and asked one
or two questions in the Manchester United penalty area. It took
Manchester United a long time to find an answer of their own, and
when it came, was a simple route, crossed in and headed into the net
by big Marouane Fellaini. Yes, that moment when you rip up your script,
when there is goal just before half-time. It's all going swimmingly
well for Manchester United! For 44 minutes, Wigan were superb -
compact, not allowing Man United any space at all. And then it was one
long ball into the box and he pinned him at the far post, Fellaini, and
it was a very, very good header. Manchester United have been patient,
but they were struggling, not creating any real chances? No, I
would say the first 30 minutes they were really poor, Martial was
disappointing up front, really slow in midfield. It was only when they
put Martial on the left that they started penetrating. As for Wigan,
you've got to give them credit for that first half performance, there
was very little in it? Especially in midfield, they were closing down,
denying United any space, but it was quite comfortable for them. As a
team, you get yourself in shape, and 4-5-1 system was working. Goals,
though, change everything? Yes. It was a good ball in. Once he had got
Connolly where he wanted him, there was no way he was going to miss
that. Good ball in, as I said. Fellaini is stronger than the
full-back, and it was an excellent goal. Could the 'keeper have come
out for that one? I'm not sure. I feel sorry for Connolly, because
he's been fantastic in this game so far. That is where Fellaini is
really good, at the far post. The first time United have put across in
of any real quality. That makes a huge difference to the game overall.
The half-time team talks are different, everything. I can't see
Warren Joyce changing his approach to much. He will have to see through
the next 15 minutes and take it from there. That is just a killer for
him. He will have gone in with a totally different outlook. It was
just not to be. United, they did start slowly, though? They did, and
they have made it far easier for Wigan then it should have been.
Every time it happened, everybody was going towards the ball. No
penetration in behind. You've also got to look at midfielders as well,
to make those runs. Look, again, all going towards the ball. Wigan were
compact, not allowing any space. On the one occasion a midfielder did
come from behind and run in behind, they caused trouble is. All of a
sudden, they get a chance. They have to do that more in the second half,
get in behind the Wigan back four. Wigan have had a couple of chances.
Yes, and Sam Morsy has been the one doing it. Dan Burn is a threat, Phil
has already touched on Callum Connolly, who has been excellent.
The one big chance was Michael Jacobs, when he came through. We
spoke before the game, you are going to get one or two chances and you
have to take them. Brilliant from Morsy to hold it up. That is just
inertia. You don't get many chances like that here. Possibly the best
bit of play in the first half was, aside from that goal, United fans
would argue, was when Mkhitaryan missed a decent chance. It was an
open net, really. It's the first time we have seen Martial, he was
actually facing the player. I think this is when he is at his best,
running forward, breaking lines, and this was a fantastic ball into the
box from Fosu-Mensah, and that should be a goal. We were crying out
for Martial to do that. Through the middle, not effective. When he went
out to the left, he had more of an effect. But that is crying out to be
scarred. -- scored. At that point it didn't look to be going that well
for Jose Mourinho. When he tried to pick up the ball, it wasn't going
well either. The ball goes off. Oh, dropped it once, dropped it twice,
and he still can't pick it up! Leave it! Well, it amused me! Three other
fourth-round ties took place earlier. Here is the best of the
action, starting at Gander Green Lane.
Sutton United launch it forward. Deacon might be in! And Sutton are
in front! Unbelievable start! Rory Deacon! Oh, the flag is up. That is
so tight. It's a really good finish. Nicky Bailey now for Sutton.
Goalkeeper has come, and he hasn't got there, and Sutton claim a
penalty, and they claim it again, and they get it. The second time,
the referee says yes. A foot in, but then surely the penalty is going to
follow up. Jamie Collins, the captain of National League Sutton.
Can he put them in front? It's a lead they would certainly deserve.
1-0, brilliantly dispatched by the skipper, and the celebrations begin
at Gander Green Lane again. 1989 all over again. The captain took
responsibility and sent the keeper the wrong way with a great penalty.
Oh, tripped. Liam Cooper is in trouble here. Second yellow. And
Leeds are a goal down and a man down. One skipper scores, the other
sent off. And there it is! They've done it again. Sutton United are
into the fifth round, the last 16 of the FA Cup, further than they have
ever been, eclipsing even 1989. Gander Green Lane goes mad. Sutton
United 1, Leeds United 0. Lovely cross! Ferguson! Millwall of
League 1 lead Premier League Watford with six minutes to go. Steve
Morison, one of the old men of the team, the Millwall hero, gets the
goal. And the Lions roaring now. There it is. Don't tell anyone here
in south London the FA Cup has lost its lustre. That dreams don't happen
any more, that the glamour has gone. Because Steve Morison's goal is
beaten a Premier League team. It's been one of those days so far.
Fulham put four passed a Hull team featuring seven changes in an
emphatic win at Craven Cottage. Abel Hernandez missed two penalties in
two minutes for Hull. Stefan Johansen despatching his seventh
goal of the season. Two non-league teams through to the
fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since the Football League
was founded. Quite something. Let's go pitch side. Most of us are about
to feel old, because Damian Johnson is with English football's youngest
chairman. I know the feeling. David Shah, the Wigan chairman, is with
me. Only 25. What is it like? I loved every minute of it. It's
something that isn't normal for a 25-year-old but at the end of the
day I was given the job and I'm trying to do in power. You are
succeeding Dave Whelan. Is he in your ear all the time? He spent a
lot of time in Barbados, so he is there at the moment. I try and avoid
his phone calls but take his advice when I need it. He will be proud of
the Wigan performance so far. We don't like losing games of football.
We frustrated them for 43 minutes but then Fellaini is too powerful.
But we want to get back into the game. The timing of the goal, a real
killer. Yes, but I'm sure that warren will pick the boys up. You
never know in football. Thank you. It has been a fascinating weekend of
FA Cup football, third and fourth round. We have seen lots of upsets.
We have also seen lots of clubs playing weakened teams. What does
this say about the current state of the FA Cup trophy? It says that
clubs care about money whereas fans care about trophies, and that's
unfortunate. I don't get and never have done the resting of players.
Using the Google as an example yesterday, again, they aren't even
in Europe. -- using Liverpool. They have 16 league games left in this
season. That is basically four games a month. It is crazy. I don't
understand it. I am all for bringing young kids into the team but not
six, seven, eight of them. One or two, yes, so they can mix with the
experienced guys, but not seven or eight. As the FA Cup had its day? I
keep hearing that, but I was loving the upsets. But are they upset if
the teams are playing their reserves? Every team is making
changes. I think it makes the FA Cup better. A lot of Premier League
clubs are playing at home and making a lot of changes, but I think it's
been fantastic for the cup that we have seen so many upsets. I am all
for playing the kids. But it's a difficult experience. Take
Liverpool, you bring in a load of kids together, they lose a game...
But Jurgen Klopp wants to find out if they are good enough or if you
don't play them, you might as not have the academy. I think it puts
more pressure on the kids. If you lose as badly they did yesterday, it
stays with them. It can't have helped Randall, who was taken off
after 45 minutes yesterday. This is a real chance to win a trophy these
days. This thing is winnable now. You even see clubs like Newcastle
playing a weakened side. An opportunity for winning a trophy. I
think they are cheating their fans. Newcastle fans travelled 250 miles
to Oxford yesterday expecting their team to win and they put a weakened
team out. They have got one of the best teams in the Championship, six
points clear with a game in hand. You have to grab it to the
non-league side through to the fifth round. It is quite something. -- you
have to give credit. I imagine that Lincoln and Sutton are not feeling
that the cup has been diminished. For me, it's fantastic and the FA
Cup is alive and well, more than ever. It would be great for one of
these teams to get a home victory against the Giants. What the cup
means for those clubs, financially, is everything. The priority for
those clubs is to get back into the Football League. You can see what it
meant to Lincoln yesterday, beating Ipswich. Six games from third round
to final for the big boys. Not asking a lot, is it? Did you ever
get tired? No. I don't get it. I never got tired. But we are
geriatrics! Highlights of all the games at 10:30pm tonight.
On Tuesday, much of the day includes highlights of Liverpool against
Chelsea. Still time to sign up for the FA people's cup.
Mata got there to hit it. Here is Fosu-Mensah. Good for a cross.
Missed by Mkhitaryan. Fellaini exit! Manchester United find the route to
goal. Yes, it was a while coming but the goal eventually came which would
have totally changed Warren Joyce's half-time team talk. And a different
mood. But he still had much to cheer about his team's performance. He
will be more than happy with the performance. It will be interesting
to see Hill -- hearth fire -- how far they go before they throw a
couple of men forward. It's a question of when, not if. It's
picking and choosing when to go, but they have to carry more of a threat.
I want to see Manchester United stretching them all. It was too
slow, too ponderous, players not looking forward for that ball. If
they can do that, they should get more goals. A lot easier in the
second half, once you have the first goal. It creates more space. The two
central midfield players can sit in there, keep possession and look for
the second goal. United don't have to try and force it now. We saw the
Wigan players warming up for the second half. Would you be a fan of
that? I don't think it makes a difference. Someone's job to get out
of warm the players, so fair play to them. I don't know, the older you
get, the more you need it. It's one of those days. There is the
goal-scorer coming out for the second half, Marouane Fellaini. Is
headed goal the only one we have seen so far at Old Trafford. Let's
return to Martin Keown and Guy Mowbray.
Two goals this month for Marouane Fellaini, two big games. The other
one came in the EFL Cup semifinal first leg against Hull, sealing a
2-0 win. With them losing the second leg 2-1, it is effectively the goal
that has taken Manchester United to Wembley at least once this season.
It will be Wigan who restart the action. No signs of a change made by
Mr Mourinho or Mr Joyce just yet. Perkins leaving the throw for
Warnock. Smalling looks for Rooney. Interesting, looked as if Martial
has now gone out to the left-hand side. Mkhitaryan is sitting in that
central position. I think there may be worth some words at half-time
from Mourinho, putting the young man in the position he wants to play
him. What macro Wayne Rooney in his old role. That is what would expect.
He was never going to win that argument. He didn't play like a
player who wanted to play down the middle, not threatening down the
back line at all. Everything was in front of him. Nobody really looking
to run behind in that first half. That one running away from Rooney.
Talking of strikers, Martin, you had some luck on your place when Barry
and Alan were surprised at players getting tired. If you are going to
play at the top of the team and you are the accolade, you score the
goals. But, yeah, it was tiring at times. I suppose the energises you
when you score a goal, doesn't it? Fellaini, who has got the one today.
Martial, who could do with one. Great play again, isn't it? Just set
a trap for him. He is a great player, but Schweinsteiger still
fell for it. Rooney charges down the attempted
clearance. It will be a Wigan throw. Former Wigan boss in the crowd, now
of course the head coach of the Belgian national team, Roberto
Firmino 's. He is next to the chairman, 25-year-old David shark.
He has an affinity with the FA Cup. The club won the... And Grandad Dave
Whelan, who is away in Barbados, as his grandson has pointed out. He is
now 80. He had 20 years as chairman and famously broke his leg in the
1976 FA Cup final whilst playing for Blackburn. Maybe the sun is doing
him good out in Barbados. When grandad is the owner of the football
club, it helps, doesn't it, if you want to be a chairman. I would much
rather be in Manchester myself. Sure!
Plenty of heat from the lamp! Mourinho would have been saying to
his team at half-time to move the ball quicker, and to look for
movement in behind that Wigan defence. Most of it has been in
front of them. Fosu-Mensah! He went for goal. He
had the option of finding Martial or Rooney, but he sensed glory. It is a
mistake, really, in the end from the big man. He's just rushing it a
little bit, you're looking for that extra quality, open your body up,
get it onto your left foot. His manager's applauding, but he wants
to see slightly better technique at the end of it. Let off for Dan Burn.
Fosu-Mensah made his Manchester United debut less than a year ago in
the Premier League game against Arsenal, the game which saw the
birth of Marcus Rashford, with his two goals in the game.
Marcus Rashford, amongst the substitutes today. Wayne Rooney, 250
goals, it has been said that he could be the only player who could
ever threaten that, but a lot of things would have to align for that
to happen. In actual fact, he's ahead of where Rooney was at the
same stage. Well, Mourinho is not exactly renowned for playing young
players when he needs his manager to back him first of all.
In the two most recent seasons, they have Mr Champions Day qualification.
Schweinsteiger goes on...! Blocked by Buxton.
It's Schweinsteiger who picks this one up. Switches it to his left
foot, and in the end, it's good defending. He's appealing for
handball, is he? Wigan are having to work incredibly
hard, sticking to this game plan. Manchester United just want to run
the legs off them in the second half, be really patient in their
build-up. Perkins tripped by Mata. Perkins
feels that's worthy of a yellow card, I think. Just a cynical little
trip, isn't it? MacDonald, Grigg... Up against
Marcos Rojo. Who has done enough. That's a poor clearance from Romero,
straight to Perkins. Wigan are going to have to think
about getting forward a little bit more. If they want to go through in
this tournament, they need to get forward as much as they can. Here's
and opportunity... Perkins! Now, here's Warnock.
Sergio Romero there very nearly put his team in trouble.
It is a problem of their own making, from the goalkeeper.
United can break now, with Martial. He was blocked as he tried to carry
on with his run, and the first yellow card of the game goes to Dan
Burn. Well, the big man will argue he could not get out of the way. But
it's quite cynical challenge. Martial, carrying the ball - no
complaints. It is interesting now, Fellaini has
gone very high, he fancies another one of those crosses.
Fosu-Mensah might be in here... It just got away from him. That was a
lovely ball from Mkhitaryan. Stephen Warnock has clattered into
Bastian Schweinsteiger. All smiles between the pair. It's a standard
challenge, isn't it, for Warnock. I think he's just told Schweinsteiger
that's what he's about. Mounting Manchester United pressure.
Smalling! 2-0, United! Two headers. And their passage through to the
last 16 is just about assured. Mourinho has got the look of a man
to say, I told you so, you should be playing on the wing. Martial cuts in
onto his right foot. He is so dangerous in these sorts of
positions. Time stands still for him, he looks up, picks out
Smalling, and there's only one winner there. Wigan just can't deal
with it. Good finish. And as with the first headed goal,
the Manchester United man had the run and the jump on the Wigan
defender, who could barely get off the floor. Wigan will have to have a
go now, to have any hope of a replay. They have got to do
something they have never done before, and that is to score two
goals at Old Trafford. They have only scored one in eight Premier
League visits. Corner now, get the big man up for this one. There's
going to be Wigan change before the corner. David Perkins is going to
makeweight, having scrapped and addled his way through the game so
far. He hasn't done badly, has he? He's done excellent, he's maybe just
run out of steam. He was a real little rat, winning balls in
midfield. To be replaced by Yanic Wildschut, the subject of reported
bids from Norwich and Derby, which have been turned down for now.
Yanic Wildschut has gone on to the left wing and is just hugging the
touchline. It just feels as if Manchester
United are now just toying with their opponent, just keeping the
ball. Wigan have come here with a game plan, sat back. You wonder
really, should they perhaps have gone after them a little bit more,
tried to press higher up the pitch? Your mind does go back to that first
big chance that they had at 0-0, when Jacobs missed his kick. In that
sort of situation, Guy, I think the top players, they're lethal, time
stands still for them, and it finds its way into the back of the net.
You don't take your chances against the good teams, you go out. And
before Fellaini made it 2-0, they had that effort from David Perkins,
when Romero was in a bit of trouble. I think when Wigan have been through
what they've been through this season, you can see why their coach
is working on their compactness, and being difficult to beat, but I think
the next stage will before them to be more creative. They're not really
expressing themselves. Maybe that will change now that they're 2-0
down. And with Wildschut on the field, they've got a player who
certainly does try to express himself.
You feel for Will Grigg, he needs a friend. Very lonely up there, isn't
it? I wonder if he's tired? Timothy Fosu-Mensah is down, and needs a bit
of treatment. Sergio Romero is playing physio at
the moment. This is where damage was done to Fosu-Mensah. It's an awkward
landing. He got his foot caught. He hasn't played for a while. I think
it's just cramp. Did Sergio Romero get away with one here? This was at
1-0, just before Smalling made it two. Well, yeah, he put that into a
good area but it's a long out for Perkins. He gets a good contact on
it, but difficult to score from Blair, of course. And there it all
broke down foreword. Moments later, it seems to have gotten away from
them. -- it all broke down for Wigan.
I think they are going to give Axel Tuanzebe his Manchester United debut
in Fosu-Mensah's place. You can show no weakness when you play for
Mourinho. Don't give him a chance to take you off.
Wigan free kick, and Connolly takes it quickly. Prevented from reaching
Morsy by Marcos Rojo. Chased eagerly by MacDonald.
He managed to evade the challenge of... I think he will be saying that
the ball was there to be won. You show it to me, I'm going to put my
foot in. Just got away from Grigg. Given away to Fellaini. Wanted a bit
of a quicker reaction from Morsy to come towards the ball. Everything
that Fellaini does now gets a round of applause here at Old Trafford.
He's becoming a hero after the goals he's scored recently. Roundabout
Christmas, he came on as a substitute and was roundly booed.
Not long ago at all. Fair play to him and the manager for sticking
with him. Maybe Mourinho was using him as an example to say, stick with
one player and get off his back. A simple slice from Schweinsteiger
and Mkhitaryan has put it out. Messy from Manchester United, who are
going to make a change. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is going to be replaced
by 19-year-old Axel Tuanzebe. He was a substitute twice last season, last
time just over a year ago. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he
grew up in Rochdale. A highly rated young defender. What a great
opportunity for him. Schweinsteiger demands the ball and
gets it. Blocked by MacDonald. Look how keen he is to get it back
quickly. It was Warnock who came flying
through the air to head it away. Nice and easy for Haugaard. Lots of
talk about resting players and using the full breadth of your squad.
Coming off for Manchester United this weekend. This is useful
workouts for Schweinsteiger in particular, Luke Shaw, who hasn't
played much football at all this season. Marouane Fellaini is now
going to make way Ander Herrera, who has played a lot of football this
season, is going to add his energy to the field for the rest of the
game. This is the impact made by Marouane Fellaini. Key goal at a key
time. Yeah, just give it to the big man. All that fuss, all the
intricate play, put it in the box for me and I'll get us on our way.
For Wigan Athletic, the luckless Will Grigg, who has chased as best
he can upfront on own, no chance whatever for him to score. He hasn't
scored for a while. Not getting too much support to them. It is a team
geared to staying, I suppose, in the Championship. It will be interesting
to see what they do for the rest of the season. This one looks pretty
well over today. ... Ryan Tunnicliffe is the man who has come
on. A couple of League Cup appearances for the Red Devils. He
has just rejoined Wigan and a second spell on loan at Fulham. When he
made his debut for United, he won his dad ?10,000. He put a bet on him
as a youngster that he would make the first team at some time, and he
did. I hope he invested it. Mkhitaryan wanted too much time. He
didn't take a block either. He was appealing for a deflection, but it's
straight behind for a goal kick. Rooney lets it run across his body.
Just difficult for him. He can't get the power into it. It's sort of
going back, pulling away from it, rather than going onto it. Screws it
wide. It has the feel of a game with more goals in it, because Wigan have
to take chances, and why wouldn't that lead to many more for United?
Hasn't looked entirely delighted with life all day long, has he? Know
but, you know, doing well in the League Cup, in the final now. If
they could win the FA Cup, hold onto this, they are current holders...
All good success for the football club. Jose Mourinho, a cup winner in
Portugal, Italy, Spain and the FA Cup in 2007 for Chelsea, against
United. Maybe something for Wigan here. It's
a decent ball in, and an effort on goal. It was Connolly again, but
straight at Sergio Romero. He's got bad habit of getting on the end of
things. Just a bit of movement from him. -- he's got that habit. I think
he sees it late. Wigan have another go. Blocked by
Shaw. Wildschut tapped it across. Cleared by Ander Herrera. Cushioned
by Schweinsteiger to Rooney. Martial on the left-hand side. Mkhitaryan
finds him and powers into the centre himself. Martial, Mkhitaryan! It's
Manchester United 3, Wigan Athletic numerics zero. -- 0. They have raced
down the field to finally take the tie away from Wigan once and for
all. That was clinically done. Running with the ball, top quality.
I mean, Martial, why he wants to play down the middle, I don't know.
This is him, the man running, Mkhitaryan played it to him, just
about stays onside. Now he is trying to pick the pass, and the weight on
the ball is beautiful. Great run. Makes it look so easily -- easy. He
waits, left foot, delivery is there he can't miss. Great play. In full
flow there, Manchester United. That's when they are at their best.
No way back for Wigan now. Henriksen -- Henrikh Mkhitaryan has now scored
four Manchester United goals in the last nine games. It has taken him so
long to become a Manchester United player of real recognition.
Following his move from Borussia Dortmund, the first time he had
Manchester United fans per ring was in pre-season at Wigan, a 2-0 win.
Wigan are going to make their third and final available substitution.
And it's going to be Shaun MacDonald who goes off, and it's Marcus Browne
who comes on, only 19. It's going to be his debut. He is on loan from
West Ham. He has only played once for the Hammers, and that was in the
Europa League qualifier in August. Only 19 in December. Just a word on
MacDonald, every time I looked, he was sprinting from one end of the
pitch to the other. Simply could not have done more for his team today. A
gallant effort from him in midfield. Deflected wide. It was Marcus
Browne's first touch of the ball that has got Wigan a corner. What a
mess at the back for Manchester United. Tuanzebe, straight against
Smalling. He should be doing better, and I think Smalling comes to the
rescue. It was off his heel. Could have gone anywhere.
Tuanzebe a little more solid with that one.
Rooney goes into win the ball from Tunnicliffe. Martial is away again.
Rooney getting into the mix for him. Martial can't beat the first man in
his way, Michael Jacobs. In his efforts to get the ball back, he
fouls the Wigan winger. Nit-picking, Martial can do that a bit quicker.
Been out of the team for a bit. He's certainly got the pace, if he wants
to use it. Back towards Wildschut. There's pockets of separate
Manchester United chants going around Old Trafford at the moment.
They will be taking their place in the draw for the next round.
Tonight, of course, you can see highlights of all of today's action.
No shocks here, but there have been elsewhere.
Schweinsteiger is going to go the full 90 minutes, it seems. He's
found Martial. Martial! Got up above Warnock.
Turned past his own goal by Dan Burn. Again, it's good play from
Martial. Look at the spring he's got. Just does not get the direction
on the header. Here's an interesting change for Manchester United,
another debutant, 20-year-old Pereira, coming on for Sergio Romero
for the final ten minutes. Into the goal by Bastian
Schweinsteiger. A beaming smile on the face of the German. Who scores
his first match for Manchester United at Old Trafford in what might
well be one of his last games for Manchester United. Opportunities for
him few and far between all season long under Jose Mourinho. He looked
long gone at one stage. Schweinsteiger improvises really
well. That's a great area for scoring goals. Beautiful - can't
miss from there. You could hear by the cheers that greeted the
announcement of the goal-scorer that he is a huge leap uphiller figure
here. That was not always the case that Bayern Munich, that's for sure.
-- he is a hugely popular figure. Manchester United running away with
it. And I think a few players out there are looking very tight. A few
suffering with cramp at the moment. Pereira is at least going to get a
kick of the ball. Could not have been easy for him. He was almost in
the wilderness, in the background, Manchester United. Such a wonderful
player. Serial winner of trophies, by the way. For much of the first
half of the season, he was training with the kids. Yes. But I'm sure he
will be enjoying this. The shape of both sides is all over the place
now. It certainly is. Schweinsteiger coming in gives the manager the
chance to rest the likes of Carrick, who has been instrumental in their
run recently. Free kick, United. There's a smile
under there somewhere from the man who turned 54 on Thursday.
So easy for Manchester United now. The amount of options Mourinho has
got available to him now, now he's actually using everybody...
Mkhitaryan is the player that I like most of all in that midfield - a
wonderful talent. It just looks so easy for him.
It could be five or six by the end of this. Mkhitaryan muscled off it
by Morsy. Smalling times his challenge well.
Good defending, jockeying his player. Good for his confidence.
Been out of favour a little bit, had to watch Jones and Rojo doing very
well. And the first save as Manchester United senior goalkeeper
made by Pereira. There has been a few goalkeepers at
Manchester United who might have struggled with that kind of thing
early in their careers. Two brilliant bits of work from Mata
and Martial. Turning it on now, Manchester
United. The confidence is flowing. Marcos Rojo is on the move. Did not
get a touch on it. Martial! But the whistle has gone! That won't count.
And the look on Anthony Martial chillies face tells the story - he
could really do with goal today. Well, it's a great finish from him,
and again, it's a near post corner. Dispatches it, as you would expect
him to do, from there. I think it's the high foot, isn't it? From
Schweinsteiger. Well done, the referee.
Tuanzebe is joining in the attack. Manchester United are in the mood
for more goals here. Advantage played by the referee.
Martin, you can tell us who your choice for Man of the Match is?
Well, for me, the most pleasing player on the eye is Mkhitaryan in
that midfield for Manchester United. I just think he's a wonderful
player. He makes things happen, he handles the ball beautifully. The
scorer of the third goal for United. He has been successful at his
previous clubs in the cups, with three Ukrainian cups in his cabinet.
So controlled in everything he does. He's intelligent, he can pick a
pass, he has pace. And he gets an awful lot of goals as well.
Ander Herrera puts the squeeze on Wildschut. Schweinsteiger seems to
be really enjoying his day now, helped by goal. I think you have to
say, Wigan played this game in the right spirit for the FA Cup, but the
dream is over for them. Their manager coming back here, it was
almost a cup final in itself, having given so much of his career as a
coach to the development of the young players at Manchester United.
But Manchester United, just too much quality on the pitch. Wigan will go
back to their attempt to stay in the Championship. The next two games,
tricky ones at home - Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich.
Tuanzebe has lost it. He gets back at Browne, however. Good battle
there between the two substitutes. In the end, it's not exactly been as
closer shave for the United boss as it was at the barbers this week. No
time to be added on. A reasonably satisfied walk down the tunnel for
Jose Mourinho. He's Manchester United men have got it done today.
They were made to work for so long in the first half before Marouane
Fellaini broke the deadlock. The second half became much more of a
stroll into the last 16. GARY LINEKER: Yes, Jose Mourinho
will be satisfied as he signs the autographs of some young supporters
at Old Trafford. Mkhitaryan amongst the goals for Manchester United, in
what in the end was a convincing victory, Alan? Yes, very, very
professional performance from Manchester United. Certainly second
half, Wigan had one or two chances, but United dominated. And they
scored some very good goals. Philip, overall, it is the result we would
have expected, but having seen some of the results over this weekend, it
was a professional job? It was. The goal just before half-time I think
won United the game. Second half, they passed the ball really well.
Mata and Mkhitaryan got more space, and it was a good performance. For
Wigan, time to concentrate on survival in the Championship? Yes.
That is the priority, of course. A couple of home games to come for
them, the but they did have a couple of openings, so they can take some
heart, but United were just too good. At times, you were wondering
whether United would breakthrough, and that goal just before half-time
was crucial? Yes. Wigan have worked so hard and were very organised.
Fellaini, once he got up ahead of the defender, there was only one
outcome. Very good in the air. The ball in was excellent, with pace on
it. And that made it very, very difficult for Wigan to come back.
Especially just before half-time. At that point, it is just a question
of whether they can hang on for a while and just get something out of
the game, but the second goal ended any chance of that. Martial drifted
out to the side, he was better in the second half. As it comes out to
him from a corner, it's one-on-one in the box and picks out Smalling in
the box. A carbon copy of the first goal. The full-back on the opposite
side gets pinned and Smalling, a fantastic header, two really good
crosses. Is a full-back, that's the worst thing. You know you are done,
you can't do anything about it. You have to try and put the man. Best
goal, Mkhitaryan, counterattacking, free-flowing football. Pace, power,
quick pass, one touch, the desire to get in behind Martial. Mkhitaryan
follows his pass in and gets his reward. A brilliant ball in. What a
brilliant goal. Mkhitaryan got better and better as the game went
on. He was having such an influence. Killer passes. That time, to get
beyond as well, in the six yard box, so often you will see midfield
players drifting out, looking for a full-back, but he gets in way he
knows he could get hurt. Martial had a key part to play in both goals in
the second half. Do you think he has reacted the way that Jose Mourinho
would have liked? In the first 30 minutes, you have said no, his body
language was poor, but in the second half, he was fantastic. The way the
goals fell into the space... I think he's better running onto the ball
then receiving it with his back to play, and he likes those areas, on
the left-hand side, cutting in, and he is a nightmare to defend against.
He is 21, still learning the position and the role to play as a
centre forward. He definitely seemed a lot happier when he came out wide.
He had a lot more space in front of him, more room to go into. But it
isn't saying that he can't play centre forward, but he looked a lot
happier being out there with more space to run into, more freedom.
Phil Neville, I'm not sure he ever looked at happy. No! But he's got
the potential, the ingredients to be a top player. We just need to see it
more often. Kevin, do you like him? He is young. I got a bit of
information that he was very deflated after the Euros when he got
brought off at half-time in the one game he played in. It had a
devastating affect on perhaps his confidence. And it would do. When
you play at major tournaments, you want to be part of it, and being
dragged off the way he did at his home tournament, that will be a blow
to him. But you look at him, when he goes to the left, we spoke about
freedom, but his movement off the ball is better. He wants to get into
wide areas. When he commits defenders, he looks good. Learning
from Ibrahimovic, who has been a top player, so he will be working with
him every day. We can hear from two of the goal-scorers, Chris Smalling
and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Henrikh congratulations, you off-load around
five, how does it feel? It feels good. -- you are through. In the
second half, we did very good. I think, in the second half -- first
half, we can find the free spaces behind the line but in the second
half we had more possibility for that. It is important that we won
4-0 and we go through. What macro tell me about your goal, a sweeping
counterattack. It was a nice counterattack. I played it to
Bastian, he played it to wane, and then it happened quickly. I'm happy
we could finalise with a goal. Chris, you are on the scoresheet.
Was it harder than you expected? Since Joyce has got in there, we
knew they were a hard team to beat. That is what we faced in the first
half. In the second half, it open. There are a lot of top teams that
have been out so it is good that we are still in. A lot of people
pressing for a starting place. Did anybody catch your eye Trustmark a
lot of competition and not many injuries. I think everybody is
hoping they can catch the manager's I. You were out of the team for a
long period. Did it frustrate you? Are you getting the benefit of not
playing early on? It doesn't matter if I am playing or not. I am trying
to do everything and I am working very hard to get my place. It
doesn't matter if I get the chance for five minutes, for one game, or
for a fume and it is. I am trying to do my best for the team and to be
good shape. Congratulations. Interesting, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He
came here with a lot of pedigree but it's taken a lot of time for him to
get a look in. What is the inside story? I don't think Jose trusted
him at the start. He played in the Manchester derby at the start and
got substituted. Joe is a has to trust you. Now I think he trusts him
and I think he is a sensational footballer. Every time he plays, he
does something that you think, this is a good player. He bursts on that
counterattack. He is disciplined enough, even on the right of the
left, he is disciplined to track back, which we all know... You've
got to admire his attitude. It must have been so difficult for him
coming into this squad and the manager not trusting him. Talking
about Mourinho, a lot of people were critical of how he was handling a
couple of players, like Martial, Mkhitaryan, one or two others, being
critical of them in public, but he seems to be bringing out the best in
them now. Maybe you should look at them and say, as he managed it well?
And they are still improving. I still think they've got a long way
to go to get anywhere near they have been in previous years, so it's
working. Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the fourth goal. He was in
the wilderness 80 weeks ago. I think Bastian Schweinsteiger was getting
changed with the U21s. His career was over. Through hard work and
professionalism, he now finds himself back in the starting XI. He
could be vital for the games coming up with his experience. He is a good
pro. You have to act like a professional. That is why he gets
his rewards. The same as Mkhitaryan, when he wasn't playing. How many
times have we seen players sulking. These guys have shown the right
attitude and are getting their reward. I spotted a bit of a tennis
celebration, maybe Roger Federer after his victory today. Manchester
United now, looking good, battling on four France, but the league looks
big odds against. -- on four fronts. They have got 14 games in the next
45 days. But they have got the squad full internationals have come in.
They have a great chance to win two or three competitions. Let's bring
you the action from the big FA Cup story of the day. It came at
Canterbury lane, the home of Sutton United. -- Gander Green Lane.
Sutton United launch it forward. Deacon might be in. And Sutton are
in front! Unbelievable start. Rory Deacon. Oh, the flag is up. The
referee's flag was up. That is so tight. It's a really good finish.
Nicky Bailey now for Sutton. Goalkeeper has come, and he hasn't
got there. Sutton claiming a penalty, and they claim it again,
and they get it. The second time, the referee says yes. The penalty
surely is for the follow-up. Coyle catching Deacon. Jamie Collins, the
captain of National League Sutton. Can he put them in front, a lead
they would certainly deserve? 1-0, brilliantly dispatched by the
skipper, and the celebrations begin at Gander Green Lane again. 1989 all
over again. The captain took responsibility. And sent the keeper
the wrong way with a great penalty. Oh, tripped, and Liam Cooper is in
trouble here. Second yellow, and Leeds are a goal down and a man
down. One skipper scores, the other sent off. And there it is! They've
done it again! Sutton United are into the fifth round, the last 16 of
the FA Cup, further than they have ever been, eclipsing even 1989.
Gander green line goes mad. Sutton United 1, Leeds United 0.
A good day, two, Fulham and Millwall both beating Premier League
opposition. It's been an interesting weekend. Superb. I hope that Sutton
get one hell of a draw, one of the big boys at home. What a story!
Jose Mourinho is ready to talk to us. Congratulations, through to
round five. What is your analysis of the game? We deserved to win. The
first half wasn't very good but we managed to be 1-0 in front and, at
half-time, we spoke about changing a few things. The boys accepted it
obviously well, and the second half was much better. We deserved to win.
The job was done. And we are in the last 16. Did Wigan frustrate you for
a while in the first half? They organised the team defensively very
well with aggression and lots of momentum. But we knew that, to break
the ball, we needed to play better than we did in the first half. But
we were lucky to be 1-0 up and then, in the second half, with more space
we did it. Did one or two of the players who haven't been playing
regularly give you some food for thought today? Well, I think the
performance of the team was good enough. The performance of the
players individually were good enough, too. Obviously, some better
than others, but that's football. I am happy with what I did. You held
Mkhitaryan back for quite a while this season. Are you getting the
benefits from just using him into English football? Know, since he
came to the team, we all thought, and Mickey himself, that he was
ready, so he has had a good impact immediately. And then we had the
break with the injury against Tottenham and he came back also
playing quite well, so we are happy with him. And Q.
-- thank you. That is Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho clearly content, not
necessarily showing it quite as much as he used to! But nevertheless a
good display from his side. Totally agreed with him. Not so good in the
first half, but certainly stepped up in the second half and thoroughly
deserved to win it. Wigan, tough times. They got up but they are
fighting for their lives in that league. Have you seen enough from
them to suggest they will stay in the Championship? Warren has started
to get results. It would take a bit of time for him to start getting the
results to flow. They are starting to come. You see the quality they
have got. Today they just couldn't get bodies beyond Will Grigg
upfront. They would just worry about the lack of goals in the team. Yeah.
How many trophies this season for Manchester United? Is not going to
be four but it could be two or three. Smiles back at Manchester
United. Thank you very much. It's been a fourth-round FA Cup shocks
but not at Sebastian Vettel is Old Trafford.
Goodbye. -- not at the Bastian that is Old Trafford. Mata got there to
hit it. Here is Fosu-Mensah. Good ball across, but it's missed by
Mkhitaryan. Delaney had it! Manchester United find the route to
goal. Ball swung in, and Romero has put it straight out to Perkins.
Martial looks for Smalling. It's Martial, it's Mkhitaryan. Knocked
towards goal. Into the goal by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Manchester