Huddersfield 0 – Manchester United 2
Man United had few problems progressing past Huddersfield in the FA Cup on Saturday.
When the sides met earlier in the season, Huddersfield beat Man United 2-1 in the Premier League.
But there was no repeat of that scoreline this weekend, even as Man United had to deal with the absence of Paul Pogba.
Romelu Lukaku was the hero for Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian scored twice against the Terriers to lift his tally for the season to 21 goals for the season.
Romelu Lukaku slammed by Chris Sutton
In the Daily Mail on Monday morning, Chris Sutton has torn into Lukaku.
Why? Because, trotting out the old cliche, the Belgian is being pigeonholed as a flat-track bully:
The major criticism levelled at Lukaku is that he is a flat-track bully. All but one of his 12 Premier League goals for Manchester United have been scored against teams currently in the bottom half, with the other against ninth-placed Everton.
It is not just goals that are lacking against United’s top-six rivals but performances, too. In six matches against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham, he has mustered four shots on target.
Man United fans may be upset with Sutton’s analysis of Lukaku.
Weren’t Man United slammed in previous seasons for their inability to beat these ‘lessor’ sides? And now that they beat these teams, they are being criticised once again.
It’s like they can never win!
Sevilla vs Manchester United
The Red Devils are back in action this Wednesday night when they face Sevilla in the Champions League.