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  • Alexis Sanchez provides two assists on his Manchester United debut.
  • Marcus Rashford opened the scoring just before half-time before Jesse Lingard added his 12th of the season after 88 minutes.
  • Romelu Lukaku lashed home a late fourth with 17-year-old Angel Gomes also coming on for the final few minutes.
Ander Herrera

Full-time: Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United

And now Lukaku is on the act! It's another superb goal on the counter with Herrera freeing Rojo of all people down the left. He looks up and picks out Lukaku in the box with a superb cross that the Belgian hammers home on the volley.

Goal! Yeovil Town 0-4 Manchester United (Romelu Lukaku (90+2)

Three minutes of time added on.

Lingard makes it three! He does it all on his own too, showing strength to shrug off his marker outside the box, bursting past a couple more before pining a low effort home.

Goal! Yeovil Town 0-3 Manchester United (Jesse Lingard, 88)

What a start that nearly was! Gomes gets the ball out on the left and easily beats his man, dropping a shoulder before spinning inside of him. He drives insides and decides to take the shot on himself, but can't squeeze it across goal and finds the side netting.

And here comes Angel Gomes! The 17-year-old is onto replace Rashford for the final few minutes.

McTominay threads a ball through that looks impossible for Rashford to get on the end of. His ridiculous pace ensures he does but luckily for Yeovil, Krysiak anticipated that gets out in time to get to the ball first.

Zoko tries to bundle his way past McTominay as he tries find room in the final third and succeeds before being tripped by the United midfielder. James takes the resulting free kick but it is a relatively easy save for Romero.

Krysiak denies Rashford another! Lingard brilliantly threads a pass through to find his teammate's run into the box but the goalkeeper is out quickly to make the block.

Ander Herrera

I believe this qualifies as 'rifling' it home.

That will be all from Sanchez tonight; Jesse Lingard is into replace him with just over 15 minutes remaining.

Sanchez delights the away support, neatly combining with Rashford with a neat flick before winning the ball back after a teammate had lost it.

Sanchez has taken another kick and is moving a little gingerly. He'll try run it off as his side look for a third.

Here's United's first change of the evening; Romelu Lukaku comes on for Mata. That should see Rashford come out to the left and Sanchez shift to the right to accommodate the Belgian.

United have a third! Nope, it won't count. Darmian lashes a ball across goal that Mata coverts from close range but he was offside as he did it.

Yeovil stung on the counter! Mata, sat in his own half, gets the ball and springs Sanchez down the middle, racing towards goal with support coming in the form of Rashford and Herrera. Sanchez lays a clever pass into the path of the Spaniard, who rifles a low effort across goal and into the back of the net.

Goal! Yeovil Town 0-2 Manchester United (Ander Herrera, 60)

A flurry of chances for United! Shaw feeds Sanchez down the left and he scoops a terrific ball in the middle which Mata is eyeing up on the volley. But just as he is about to pull the trigger, there is a terrific block from Dickson. The ball breaks to Shaw but he sees his effort blocked too and Yeovil clear.

Marcus Rashford

This is moment where United took the lead. Rashford almost had a second not too long ago but since then literally nothing has happened. This is a dreadful watch.

From out on the left, Dickson swings in a superb cross that Romero decides not to come for. Surridge leaps to reach it but Lindelof puts him under just enough pressure to ensure his header on goal isn't a dangerous one.

Rashford almost has a second! The youngster darts past two challenges coming in from the left to get into angle to shoot but a slight deflection takes his effort just wide of the post. Looked to be going in otherwise.

Sanchez is on the end of another late challenge, this time feeling the pain courtesy of Sowunmi, who picks up a yellow card.

Right, here we go. We are back underway for the second half.

Half-time: Yeovil Town 0-1 Manchester United

One minute of time added on at the end of the half.

Indecision costs Yeovil five minutes from half-time. Sanchez drives in from the left before sliding a clever ball into Rashford. He appears to take a touch too many and is quickly swarmed by Yeovil players, but James' decision not to hook the ball clear allows the United centre-forward to nip in behind him and convert from close range.

Goal! Yeovil Town 0-1 Manchester United (Marcus Rashford, 40)

Sanchez has his first crack on goal; collecting the ball in a central position having been found by Mata, but his effort across the face of goal is driven just wide.

James lashes the ball on goal and Romero elects to punch clear. United take an age to clear the loose ball; defending like a team that has made 10 changes, you might say.

Yeovil now have a free kick right on the edge of the box after Carrick is judged have upended Surridge.

Herrera now hammers a wild effort clean over the bar. Very poor from United so far.

It's on target, but Sanchez's effort is easily saved by Krysiak.

Sensational stuff from Sanchez, his turn takes two Yeovil players out of the game, leaving them on their backsides, before sliding a clever ball into McTominay, whose first touch lets him down. Moments later, the Chilean is taken out with a brutal late challenge from Nathan Smith, who gets a booking. Sanchez fancies the free kick.

Superb save from Krysiak! Alexis drives at Yeovil coming in from the left, sliding a clever ball into the path of McTominay who has burst in from midfield. His effort on goal is a clever one, driving towards the bottom corner but Krysiak does superbly to push it wide.

Everything United do at the moment looks in slow motion; Herrera and Darmian in particular look like they are running in treacle.

Green is tormenting Darmian a tad here. The Yeovil forward takes him on and beats him with ease, drawing a foul that draws another decent stop out of Romero.

Up the other end, Rashford brilliantly dummies to free Herrera inside the box, but his attempt to prod the ball across goal to Mata is too tame and the home side clear.

Mata swings in a clever ball from the right that finds McTominay, who has peeled clear from his man in the box. The midfielder nods it down across goal but there is no one there following it up.

Sanchez's loose pass is sprung upon by Green who races down the left, taking on Darmian and putting the Italian under real pressure. He eventually forces a corner, that McTominay just about manages to sweep clear.

Now full-back James gets forward and sweeps an excellent cross into the box that is begging for someone to latch onto it. Romero is out their first however and collects. Yeovil the much brighter side at the minute.

Chance for Yeovil! United's backline steps up too far and it allows Green to sneak past everyone. His run into the box is picked out and is left one on one with Romero, but his effort on goal is a poor one, hit straight at Romero who makes the block. Huge chance for the home side.

Rashford elegantly flicks the ball over Sowunmi but is pulled back by the Yeovil man as he tries to scamper around him. It's been a quiet opening few minutes, here.

Sanchez comes deep for his first touch and it isn't a bad one, cheekily nutmegging Dickson to ensure United keep possession.

Rojo races across to punt the ball clear and gets caught by Zoko's outstretched leg. It's a definite foul, and the Ivorian is shown a yellow card, less than 30 seconds into this!

And United get us underway at Huish Park.

Both teams are on their way out onto the pitch at Huish Park; we are minutes from kick-off.

Yeovil Town

Just about 40 miles up the road from here, Bristol City dumped Manchester United out of another cup competition just last month. Can Yeovil repeat the trick tonight?

So how do the stats weigh up for Yeovil tonight? Well, they don't look great. The lowest ranked side left in the competition have lost nine consecutive FA Cup games against Premier League opposition. They didn't score in seven of those,

Might we see Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashord swapping roles tonight? The latter will prefer to remain through the middle but both can cause damage cutting inside.

Alexis Sanchez

You know it's a big signing when there are several shots of the player arriving at the stadium.

Jose Mourinho on starting Alexis Sanchez tonight [via BBC One]

He had a couple of training sessions with us. But of course he is not in his best condition because last week, for him, he didn't train and didn't play. We think the best way for him to adapt to us and the best way to recover his normal fitness is to play.

"He loves to play. He wants to play – no doubts about it – so let's see. For us, it's not about Alexis, it's about the match against Yeovil in the FA Cup.

While there are some big names rested tonight, Jose Mourinho certainly has options in reserve; chiefly 16-goal striker Romelu Lukaku. Jesse Lingard, who has notched 11 himself, is alongside him with Ashely Young, Nemanja Matic and Chris Smalling also sat alongside Gomes.

Romelu Lukaku

This chap is among the subs tonight. Angel Gomes made history when he came off the bench to replace Wayne Rooney in United's season-closing victory over Crystal Palace last May; becoming United's youngest player since the great Duncan Edwards. Since then, the attacking midfielder has signed his first professional contract with the club and remains hugely thought-of by club staff.

United might need to be a few goals up before Mourinho decided to introduce him, but his inclusion in the squad tonight is exciting stuff.

Angel Gomes

United's current longest serving player Michael Carrick is in the starting XI for just the second time tonight. After a calf problem and undergoing a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm, the evergreen midfielder is back match fit once again and with Paul Pogba given the night off, it will be up to him to pull the strings from the middle of the park.

Carrick and Pogba

Alexis has typically been at his most lethal operating down that left. As United learned first-hand in April 2015 when he lashed this effort past a helpless David de Gea, their new signing is perhaps his most potent when cutting inside onto his natural right foot. It's a position he prefers playing in the most, too.

I really like to play down the left, through the middle... but to tell you the truth, as long as I'm playing football, I'll fit in anywhere.

Alexis Sanchez

Not quite in United colours yet; but Alexis Sanchez the Manchester United player is in the house.

And here is how the home side line up tonight.

That's 10 changes we count for United. Juan Mata, the man many tipped to lose his place to make way for Alexis Sanchez, is the only player to retain his place from the side that beat Burnley last Saturday.

Antonio Valencia, Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Anthony Martial have all been given the night off and are not in the squad tonight. Michael Carrick starts his first match since September, he comes into midfield to partner Ander Herrera with Nemanja Matic in reserve on the bench.

Romelu Lukaku also starts among the subs with Marcus Rashford leading the attack. And after 100s of articles this week speculation on which role he would take, Alexis Sanchez makes his United debut starting on the left of an attacking three.

Among the subs is 17-year-old Angel Gomes, looking for just his second senior appearance.

Ignore our predicted XI a few posts down; awful shouts in there.

Manchester United team to face Yeovil: Romero, Darmian, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, McTominay, Alexis, Rashford

Subs: Pereira, Smalling, Young, Gomes, Lingard, Matic Lukaku

BREAKING: Alexis Sanchez starts on the left for United.

Predicted Manchester United XI

Manchester United XI

We expect a few big names to be rested tonight; we've gone for David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial. That still leaves a pretty solid United XI with Alexis starting out on the right.

Cheers Gary.

Alexis to start, then? Social media hints are all the rage these days.

Might Paul Pogba be given a rest tonight? Since returning from suspension in mid-December, he has played every minute of United's campaign; nine matches across all competitions. Michael Carrick's availability gives Jose the chance to hand him the night off.

Paul Pogba

Release the hounds.

Jose Mourinho stopped short of confirming Alexis Sanchez will start tonight but we are sure to see him in some capacity. The Chile international has not played since the 10 January when he came off the bench for the final 24 minutes of Carabao Cup clash against Chelsea.

Jose has promised a "strong team" tonight; but has failed to elaborate more much on that. We expect to see Sergio Romero reclaim his place in goal ahead of David de Gea, mind. A trip to Tottenham Hotspur awaits United on Wednesday, however, so perhaps will see a few of the manager's big names replaced if they can wrap the game up early doors.

Sergio Romero

Angel Gomes, who last season became United's youngest ever player when he came on against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, was also among that travelling contingent. Will we see the 17-year-old tonight? If United find themselves cruising late on, it could be the perfect opportunity to hand him some minutes.

Angel Gomes
Angel Gomes signed his first professional contract at Manchester United Getty

Eric Bailly is United's only remaining injury absentee with his return after ankle surgery pencilled in for next month. Michael Carrick, who has played just one match back in September this season, was spotted travelling with the United group earlier this morning and will hope to be involved against the League Two outfit.

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick has made just one appearance this season Getty

Tonight isn't quite a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Manchester United for Yeovil Town. In fact, their last meeting with the 20-time English champions came just three years ago at Huish Park, where goals from Ander Herrera and a chap by the name of Angel di Maria secured a 2-0 win for the side then managed by Louis van Gaal.

Nevertheless, the old David vs Goliath narrative is in full swing with the League Two side also hoping to spoil Alexis Sanchez's debut this evening. The Chile international, who completed his move from Arsenal on Monday, has made the journey to Somerset with Jose Mourinho confirming he will have some role to play tonight.

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