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Man Utd 3-1 West Ham: Sensational comeback sends Red Devils to FA Cup quarter-finals

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Erik ten Hag’s side continue their unstoppable run across all competitions.

Manchester United defeated West Ham 3-1 in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday. The Red Devils came back from behind to beat the Hammers at Old Trafford.

The trophy hunt continues!

A few days after claiming their first title under Erik ten Hag, Man Utd hosted West Ham in the FA Cup.

The Red Devils displayed signs of fatigue early on but later managed to create several serious chances to score the opener. The Hammers, on the other hand, forced a massive save out of David De Gea toward the end of the first period.

Ten Hag went on to replace Scott McTominay with Casemiro at the start of the second period. But that wasn’t enough to change the midfield’s dynamic in United’s favour.

A goal from Said Benrahma put the visitors ahead in the 54th minute, forcing Ten Hag to immediately make two more changes to his lineup.

The arrivals of Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford significantly improved Man Utd’s attacking flexibility. The Red Devils relentlessly attacked West Ham’s backline from both flanks to score the equalizer.

They finally managed to do so when Nayef Aguerd turned Bruno Fernandes’ corner into an own goal in the 77th minute. The Red Devils doubled down on their attacks after the goal as they pushed to clinch the match-winner.

Alejandro Garnacho finally completed United’s comeback by scoring their second goal of the night with a precise low shot from inside the box.

Fred then put the icing on the cake for Ten Hag’s men by making it 3-1 in the 90th minute. The victory sends Man Utd to the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they will take on Fulham.