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Full-time score: Manchester United 2-0 Derby County

  • Jesse Lingard's wonderful strike broke Derby's resilience after 84 minutes.
  • Romelu Lukaku, brought off the bench at half-time to replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan, sealed the win with his 16th goal of the season on 90 minutes.
Jesse Lingard

Manchester United have Jesse Lingard to thank once again; his superb strike finally broke Derby's resistance and Jose Mourinho's side march on to the fourth round.

Full-time: Manchester United 2-0 Derby County

And Lukaku seals it! It's wonderful centre-forward play from the big Belgian, who pulls the ball out of the air and flicks it inside his man to break a yard clear. He is joined by Martial, finding the Frenchman who draws in Derby's sole defender back before returning the ball to United's top scorer. He drills low, with Carson getting something on it, but not enough to keep it out.

Goal! Manchester United 2-0 Derby County (Romelu Lukaku, 90)

That is eight goals in 10 appearances for Lingard. Most of those outstanding, too.

Lingard has done it again! He has scored some wonderful goals this term but that is probably the best of the lot. Martial feeds Pogba, who flicks a pass into the feet of Lingard on the edge of the box. His first touch is excellent, setting himself up to lash a wonderful effort across goal and right into the top corner. Unstoppable.

Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Derby County (Jesse Lingard, 84)

And here's Derby's final change, Mason Bennett is on for Lawrence.

Jose Mourinho is making his final change and it is Marouane Fellaini on for Rashford. Just over 10 minutes of this match remaining.

And another chance spurned. Lingard stings Carson's palms with the ball breaking to Pogba on the edge of the box. It comes to him quickly, but with the goal open, he should be scoring. Instead, he screws a wretched effort wide.

United hit the post again! This one wouldn't have counted anyway though; Lukaku's header comes off the base of the post but he had strayed offside after some excellent work from Martial down the left.

Martial almost sneaks through and Keogh and Pearce both have to step in to halt him just as he is about to pull the trigger.

Now Rashford hits the post! It's another effort coming in from the right, hit superbly across goal but it comes back off the inside of the post.

Another stop from Carson! Pogba spreads play beautifully to Rashford, who drops a stepover to beat his man coming in from the right. He takes the shot on with his left, smashing a vicious effort on goal but the Derby goalkeeper is behind it.

So close from Pogba! Great play from Lindelof who creeps inside his man with a neat flick out on the right before sliding a clever ball across the edge of the box for the Frenchman. He takes the shot on first time, looking for the far corner, but it creeps just wide of Carson's post.

And United will make one two, Anthony Martial enters the fray having replaced Mata.

Here's Derby's first change, Matěj Vydra is on for Winnall.

Lingard has been the man to turn to for an important goal recently but he has just lifted one well over the bar.

One pass too many for United. Herrera initially does well to flick it inside to Lukaku who returns it to the Spaniard but instead of taking the shot on, he looks for a teammate.

Pogba has another blast from range, drawing a decent stop out of Carson. Derby are pretty much camped in their own half now; some are beginning to look a little leggy out there.

We've reached the hour mark at Old Trafford, United are getting closer to an opener.

Rashford fails to beat a one-man wall with his delivery.

Wisdom looks to have muscled Rashford off the ball but as he waits for the ball to roll out of play, the United man nicks inside him to draw the foul. United have a free kick just outside the box near the byline.

United close again! Lukaku tries to turn provider, bursting past his man down the inside right, reaching the byline before swinging a ball across goal. Mata is inches away.

Derby clinging on here! Carson does well to bat away Mata's vicious effort on goal but the loose ball breaks to Lukaku. He pulls the trigger but Olsson is in front of him to make an important block, with Pogba next in line to try his luck. He tries to pick out the far corner but his effort swerves wide.

Carson can easily punch it away and Derby clear.

Lukaku loses the ball but does well to win it back and knock it onto Herrera. He has Mata breaking free to his right but instead takes the shot on, winning a corner kick.

Romero opts to punch that corner clear rather than catch, but it does the job and United can clear.

Lawrence's cross breaks to Huddlestone on the edge of the box and he hits a sweet strike across goal? It is going in? We'll never know, Shaw's deflection takes it out for a corner.

Shaw and Lawrence race towards a loose ball down the right and the former United man gets their just before him, winning a free kick for his side out on that flank.

And United get us back underway for the second-half. Rashford should ship out to the left now to make room for Lukaku.

Second half is just about to get underway and there will be a change for United; Romelu Lukaku is coming on for Mkhitaryan.

Half-time: Manchester United 0-0 Derby County

Pogba dinks a beautiful pass over for Mata, whose excellent run has gone untracked, setting him up for the bicycle kick. But just as he is about to connect, Wisdom nicks the ball off him with an important challenge.

Superb save from Carson! Pogba takes the free kick, lashing a swerving effort up and over the wall but the Derby goalkeeper is equal to it.

Pogba charges at Lawrence, taking on the former United man who is forced to haul down the Frenchman. United have another free kick, a little further out than that earlier one Mata hit.

Rashford gets another free header, leaping to meet Mata's header from the same side of the pitch but this one is straight at Carson.

Rashford hits the post! United work a short corner with Mkhitaryan swinging a fine cross in from the left, picking out the striker who has peeled away from his marker. It's a free header, but Rashford nods it onto the far post! Great chance wasted.

United have been very sloppy in possession over the last minutes; those neat one-twos are breaking down too easily.

United give the ball away on the half way line and Derby mount forward with the ball eventually falling to Winnall on the edge of the box. He has time to take aim but drags his effort wide of the post.

Rashford and then Pogba both try to dance their way into the box but each time they are quickly swamped by Derby players who are able to snuff out the attacks.

Pearce now gets onto the end of the resulting corner kick but can't keep his header down.

Decent chance for Derby! Russell whips in a decent ball from the left having been given loads of space and Olsson does well to get onto the end of it, forcing a decent save out of Romero.

And he comes close again! This time the Spaniard bends one towards the right hand corner, but Carson is able to get across and palm it away.

Mata scored from this sort of range against Leicester City not too long ago...

Mata goes for the one-two with Rashford but the former is barged over by Alex Pearce right on the edge of the box. United get the free kick...

Rashford has to be doing better there. The striker initially does brilliantly just inside the box, darting between two players after the ball to a lucky deflection into his path but after working the space, he lashes a wild effort over the cross bar from 10 yards out.

Rashford now tries his luck from range, having struggled to get in behind the Derby back line so far tonight, but his shot veers well wide.

Again, Lawrence drives forward dangerously with space opening up for him but instead lays it off to Winnall again. The pass is a bit short and Smalling is able to scamper across and intercept.

Derby suddenly get a sniff on the counter through Lawrence who drives towards the United backline before laying a neat pass into the path of Winnall, but Smalling gets across to block and the deflection takes it through safely to Romero.

Lingard breaks forward menacingly, taking the ball superbly in his stride with options left and right. He opts for his right, where Mkhitaryan has emerged but the Armenian's ball across goal is awful, overhit and nowhere near Rashford in the box.

Pogba lifts a beautiful ball through from left to right and United work the ball nicely around the edge of the box, waiting for an opening. It's worked back to Pogba who is briefly unmarked on the edge of the box who takes the shot on, but he lifts his effort just over the bar.

United win a free kick that Rashford swings in invitingly from 30 yards out with Herrera getting on the end of it. He gets his direction all wrong however and sends it well wide. All United so far.

Pogba wins the ball back from about 30 yards out and treats himself to a shot from range after his hard work, but it is a comfortable save for Carson.

Half a chance for Jesse Lingard inside three minutes. It's brilliant from Paul Pogba, who pulls in three Derby players as he enters the box before beating them and sliding the ball across goal for his teammate. Lingard's first touch is good, lifting it up nicely for the shot but he hammers a wild effort over the bar. He claims it took a deflection. Kevin Friend thinks not.

And referee Kevin Friend blows the whistle and Derby get us started.

Here come the teams; we're a couple of minutes away from kick-off.

Romero is between the sticks tonight for United. He wants more first-team chances with Argentina's World Cup campaign looming large. A long run in this competition could help provide that.

Manchester United

The teams are out completing their final warm-ups. Everyone else is getting some last minute essentials in.

This is how we have United set out this evening...

Manchester United XI vs Derby

Given Jesse Lingard's superb form through the middle, it seems a no brainer that's where he will start tonight. That leaves Henrikh Mkhitaryan start on the left, were all his problems came against Southampton. The Armenia international's crossing that night with his left foot was pretty disastrous from the start, and it only got worse as the evening wore on.

He did show how effective he can be cutting back in on his right however and with Luke Shaw able to offer support down that side of the pitch, maybe that is what he will be encouraged to do tonight.

News that might be welcomed by Jose Mourinho and his staff, there is no Matej Vydra in the Derby starting XI this evening. The former Watford and West Brom forward has 15 goals in 22 appearances this season but he is among the derby subs this evening.

The big man is back in the United squad tonight. Might be see him in action later on? Jose Mourinho said this week the striker was eager to play against Everton last Monday after medical tests determined he had not suffered a concussion. He was left out as a precaution that night and will be desperate to get involved this evening.

We make that a 4-2-3-1 formation from Jose Mourinho tonight, a system he has tended to prefer despite some success with a 3-5-2. Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera form the midfield partnership with Nemanja Matic getting a well deserved rest starting on the bench.

Gary Rowett has made six changes to the side that drew with Sheffield United last time out; among those to come in are former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom and a man formerly of his parish in Tom Lawrence, who has overcome a hip problem.

Jose Mourinho has made five changes to the United side that eased past Everton on Monday. As expected, David de Gea is given the night off with Sergio Romero starting on goal and Joel Pereira named on the bench. Chris Smalling and Daley Blind come in to renew their partnership at the heart of defence, while there is another start for the improving Luke Shaw.

In the minds of many, Henrikh Mkhitaryan appeared to blow his last chance with United with that dismal performance against Southampton, but he returns to the starting XI tonight with Anthony Martial dropping to the bench.

With Romelu Lukaku among the subs too, Marcus Rashford leads the attack. The returning Marouane Fellaini is among the subs.

Manchester United team to face Derby: Romero, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Rashford

Subs: Pereira, Darmian, Rojo, Fellaini, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial

BREAKING: Henrikh Mkhitaryan starts for Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku left on the bench.

Derby County are set to be without Joe Ledley. The 30-year-old has not featured in the last two Championship games against Ipswich Town and Sheffield United and has been unable to take a full part in training this week.

While it was James Wilson who stole the headlines that night with two goals, Tom Lawrence was the other debutant in Ryan Giggs' third Premier League XI in May 2014. The Wales international is a major injury doubt against his former club tonight however, with a hip issue hindering former United youngster after he missed the clash with Sheffield United last time out.

Tom Lawrence

For the first time in a long while, United will have a nice little break after tonight's match with no-midweek game waiting around the corner. A strong starting XI is expected with Sergio Romero set to return in goal in place of David de Gea.

Sergio Romero

United's injury problems have cleared up quite nicely in fact over the last week or so. Chris Smalling is also fully fit again while Antonio Valencia, a recent absentee due to a hamstring problem, should be ready in time for next weekend's clash against Stoke City. Michael Carrick has also returned to full first-team training.

Antonio Valencia

Manchester United coped just fine in his absence against Everton with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both producing fine finishes, but Jose Mourinho has hinted Romelu Lukaku will come back into his team tonight.

The Belgium international suffered a heavy blow to the head in the goalless draw with Southampton last Saturday and was left out against his former club on Monday – largely as a precautionary measure.

The club's top scorer is back in contention tonight however, along with countryman Marouane Fellaini, who has recovered from a knee problem.

Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku
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It's been your standard, quiet week for Jose Mourinho. Reports suggesting the Manchester United boss will resign at the end of the season were swiftly followed by others insisting he is in talks over a new contract. Amid all that, he has had time to defend his supposed lack of passion on the touchline and aim a crafty dig at Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte in the process. We've also been reminded that he is still living out of the Lowry Hotel for the 368th time.

Thankfully, we can put all that to one side tonight. United begin their FA Cup campaign at Old Trafford, where they have lost just one of their last 35 games in this competition against lower-league opponents.

Derby County are out to buck that trend and having seen Bristol City knock the Premier League giants off course in one cup competition, they will feel they can do the same.

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