Transfer news & FA Cup reaction

3,5043,504viewing this pageGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreLive ReportingBy Harry PooleAll times stated are UKPosted at 8:138:13Meanwhile…Carlisle United 3-4 Cardiff CityPosted at 8:088:08Home comfortsMan Utd 1-0 WolvesPosted at 8:058:05Post updateMan Utd 1-0 WolvesIf you missed the…

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  1. Meanwhile…

    Carlisle United 3-4 Cardiff City

  2. Home comforts

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

  3. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    If you missed the game, or simply want to watch the best bits again, here are the highlights.

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers highlights
  4. ‘It’s ridiculous, it’s stupid’

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    Wolves captain Conor Coady: “It’s constant, all we are talking about is VAR. It’s ridiculous, it’s stupid.

    “You can’t celebrate. Raul Jimenez didn’t even know he had handballed it. We have to get used to it.

    “All of it is terrible for me. It’s not for me, it’s not for a lot of players. But people higher up in the game are happy with it.”

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    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    Wolves saw an early Pedro Neto goal disallowed by the video assistant referee for a handball in the build-up.

    The video official stepped in after spotting that the ball had brushed Raul Jimenez’s hand just before Neto fired in.

    Wolves captain Conor Coady had strong words to say on that after the game…

    Decision no goal

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    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    Of course, almost inevitably now, VAR was also among the post-match talking points.

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    Can managers even afford to put long term thinking ahead of short-term gain anymore?


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    So, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he didn’t want to have to bring Marcus Rashford on in yesterday’s game.

    Do you think it was necessary to risk the player to get the result?

    Or should managers be thinking longer term as Henry Winter suggests?

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  10. ‘At some stage we have to take a step back’

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live last night, Times chief football writer Henry Winter said clubs need to be careful “not to flog” players like Rashford too much by playing them in too many games.

    “It is interesting listening to ex-professionals saying he [Rashford] is not quite running as freely as they would expect and is holding something back,” Winter said.

    “I understand why Manchester United have to play him and I understand his mentality; he loves this club, plays for the shirt.

    “He is is Manchester United’s most important player but at some stage we have to take a step back and say: Let’s not flog these players too much.

    “It is not an England thing, this is about making sure he is ready for Manchester United over the next few years and not burning him out too often.”

    Marcus Rashford

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  11. Rashford call ‘backfired’ – Solskjaer

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    After the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted the decision to play Rashford was one that “backfired”.

    “You have got to take them once in a while,” Solskjaer said.

    “He’ll be tested in the next few days – we have to see for Sunday.

    “He couldn’t run. He struggled a little bit with his back and got another knock. It didn’t help.”

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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  12. Rashford ‘gutted’

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

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    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    United got the job done, but at what cost?

    Boss Solskjaer brought on top scorer Marcus Rashford in the 64th minute last night and, just three minutes later, United were ahead.

    But the gamble to involve Rashford may yet prove costly after the striker pulled up with an injury and had to be replaced by Jesse Lingard just 16 minutes after coming on.

    The striker is now a doubt for the Liverpool match on Sunday.

    Marcus Rashford

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  14. Man Utd beat Wolves

    Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

    Let’s start at Old Trafford, where Manchester United last night secured their place in the FA Cup fourth round.

    Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side eventually broke down Wolves’ resistance through Juan Mata’s superb second-half goal.

    If you haven’t seen that finish yet, it’s well worth a watch.

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    Video caption: Mata dinks over Ruddy to give United the lead
  15. What’s to come

    • Reaction to last night’s FA Cup action
    • The papers
    • All the latest transfer gossip
    • Manager press conferences

    Sound good? Excellent.

  16. Post update

    Hello! Good morning! Welcome!

    We have plenty to get through this morning. Let’s crack on.

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