– Manchester United have reached the quarterfinal of the English FA Cup
– The Red Devils defeated visiting West Ham United 1-0 at Old Trafford
– Scott McTominay scored the only goal which gave the Red Devils the win
Manchester United on Tuesday night, February 9, had to wait until the extra time before beating visiting West Ham United 1-0 in the FA Cup 5th round which sent them to the last eight of the championship thanks to goal by Scott McTominay.
Ole Solskjaer and his men went into this game following their disappointing draw at home against Everton in the Premier League and they needed to get redeem themselves.
The Red Devils started this encounter on a brighter note looking for the early goal, but West Ham United goalie Lukasz Fabianski was superb in his department.
Anthony Martial had a superb chance to put Manchester United ahead in the 27th minute, but his shot was blocked which was a painful one for the Frenchman.
First half ended with Manchester United and West Ham failing to find the back of the net in what was a tough battle between the two teams at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils pilled more pressure in the second looking for a goal, but they were still unable to get it against their visitors.
Scott McTominay finally scored the goal for Manchester United in the 97th minute and it was Marcus Rashford who provided the assist for him.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester United who are Premier League giants have confirmed officially that Nigerian youngster Shola Shoretire has signed his first professional contract with the Red Devils.
Shola Shoretire is a product of Manchester United academy and his impressive performances in the Red Devils’ youth team helped him to get a contract with the Premier League side.
According to the confirmation on Manchester United website, they stated clearly that the Nigerian player has been with them since the age of 9 and they are happy that he finally signed a contract.
On Friday, February 5, Manchester United chiefs were happy with Shola Shoretire’s performance as he scored three goals against Blackburn Rovers while playing for the Under 23 team.
Manchester United did not reveal the details of his contract at Old Trafford as the Nigerian player is expected to continue his football career with the second team.
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