Here is your Manchester United morning digest on Monday, January 25.
Player ratings as Fernandes shines
Manchester United edged a five-goal thriller against arch-rivals Liverpool to progress into the fifth round of the FA Cup yesterday.
Bruno Fernandes scored a free-kick late in the tie after coming off the bench in the second half.
Mohamed Salah initially put the visitors 1-0 up at Old Trafford with a chip over Dean Henderson before Mason Greenwood equalised later in the first half with a clinical finish.
Marcus Rashford then handed United a 2-1 lead just after half-time by racing through to beat Alisson, but the Merseyside outfit levelled the game with Salah's second goal of the tie.
The standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were Fernandes and Luke Shaw.
The former came onto the pitch in the 66th minute and really made the difference for the hosts, earning him a 7/10 rating. Shaw was also impressive, providing a constant thorn in Liverpool's side down the left-hand side.
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Shearer's Shaw theory
Alan Shearer believes Shaw's recent form could be because of the lack of supporters inside the stadium.
The 25-year-old defender has had a mixed time since moving to United in 2014, failing to establish himself during his first few years at the club.
However, the ex-Southampton man is now one of Solskjaer's star players and has made the left-back spot his own following the signing of Alex Telles in the summer.
Ian Wright and Shearer were on BBC One's live coverage of the FA Cup win over Liverpool and discussed Shaw's resurgence.
Wright: "Now we see someone who should be in and around the England squad again because what he is doing is brilliant."
Shearer: "Do you think he is one of the players who may be benefiting from having no fans inside the stadium?"
Wright: "To a certain extent, yes."
Gary Lineker: "Why do you think that Alan?"
Shearer: "There are some players who thrive on crowds and who love the pressure. I just look at some personalities and individuals that will benefit from having no crowds. People who don't like crowds having a go at them when things aren't going well."
Manchester United beat Fulham 2-1 thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba.
Pogba once again turned in a high-class performance as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side reclaimed top spot in the Premier League. Now United turn their attention to another clash with rivals Liverpool, this time in the FA Cup fourth round.
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Solskjaer inspires another win
Solskjaer has once again helped Manchester United beat Liverpool in the FA Cup, but this time as manager.
The former United striker came off the bench against Liverpool in 1999 and scored the iconic winner in added time, after Dwight Yorke equalised just moments before.
This time the Norwegian boss inspired the Manchester-based club in a very different way, but was equally as effective.
The visitors looked on top at Old Trafford after Salah had scored a second goal to make it 2-2, but the introduction of Fernandes with just over 20 minutes remaining completely changed the game.
The Portuguese playmaker sets the tone for Solskjaer's side - not just on the ball, but off it too - and it was of course his goal that secured the win for United.
Fernandes struck home a free-kick from the edge of the 18-yard box, shooting to Alisson's side of the goal and ensuring progress into the fifth round for United.