26-Jan-2018 21:58:14 | The Guardian
Manchester United were discomforted for periods in this corner of Somerset, their style occasionally cramped by Yeovil Town’s urgency and the visitors’ agitation was raised at times to the beat of the drummer in the raucous Thatcher’s Gold stand. But in the end, once underlying qualities had told, this was made to feel more like a saunter into the fifth round.
Alexis Sánchez could depart warmed by two simple assists on a first appearance as this club’s No 7. It is hard to make too many sweeping judgments of how easily the highest paid player in English football will slip into United’s forward ranks after a dismissal of spirited opponents from the bottom tier, but this was still an encouraging start. Certainly, his presence seemed to coax eye-catching form from Marcus Rashford at his side. José Mourinho, his hands buried deep into pockets as he surveyed the scene, had reason to be cheered by this display on his 55th birthday.
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