• 2nd Half
  • Tranmere Rovers
  • Manchester United
  • FerrierMullin
    74'
  • Blackett-TaylorHepburn-Murphy
    74'
  • PerkinsGilmour
    65'
  • MaguireWilliams
    64'
  • Greenwood (P)
    56'
  • Davies
    55'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Tranmere Rovers
  • Manchester United
  • MaticFred
    45'
  • MartialChong
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Tranmere Rovers
  • Manchester United
  • Martial
    45'
  • Jones
    41'
  • Lingard
    16'
  • Dalot
    13'
  • Maguire
    10'
  • Jones
    4'
avant-match

LIVE
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United
The Emirates FA Cup - 26 January 2020

The Emirates FA Cup – Follow the Football match between Tranmere Rovers and Manchester United live with Eurosport. The match starts at 15:00 on 26 January 2020. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Micky Mellon or Ole Gunnar Solskjær? Find out by following our live matchcast.

Have your say by voting on who will win between Tranmere Rovers and Manchester United? Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Football teams.
Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Tranmere Rovers vs Manchester United. Get all the latest on Football: fixtures, results and tables.

    
30
Highlights 
 
 Remove
90+2' 

FULL-TIME

Never in doubt? Absolutely not.

United could have struggled this afternoon against a plucky Tranmere side but they've got the job done and done it well.

12 FA Cups in their history and another would be very welcome this season especially.

Gallant Tranmere have done themselves proud but their FA Cup adventure is over.

89' 

The million dollar question.

Can Manchester United replicate anything like this in the Premier League?

They've been desperately inconsistent and could really do with a thrashing like this in the top division. Plenty of promise shown by the youngsters tonight but it has to carry on next week.

85' 

OFF THE BAR!

Chong rattles the underside of the bar with a belter inside the box. Almost a seventh!

82' 

Both sides very much sharing possession right now but neither doing much with it.

CLOSE!

Murphy tries to do a Harry Maguire and goes for goal from distance but it flies just a yard wide. And he has another go moments later but Romero gets down for that one too.

79' 

It's well over. What a waste.

76' 

United coasting towards the end of this one now. Crowd has even gone a little quiet though no home fans dare head to the exit.

And what's this?

Tranmere have a free-kick just outside the bo. Dangerous.

73' 

Ferrier gets a big round of applause as he makes way. He's been brilliant today. Mullin comes on in his place.

68' 

United have their first shot of the afternoon that doesn't go into the back of the net!

66' 

Tranmere doing themselves proud here. They've not dropped their energy levels and look determined to get a consolation goal.

A few players have certainly done themselves justice of mainstream television.

65'  

Maguire makes way for Williams.

Great performance from the captain.

59' 

Away fans in full voice and loving this United performance.

  • Mason Greenwood
    Goal by penaltyMason GreenwoodManchester UnitedGOAL! Greenwood dispatches! That's six!  The youngster fought for the right to take that pen. Hungry for goals.
57' 

GOAL!

Greenwood dispatches! That's six!

The youngster fought for the right to take that pen. Hungry for goals.

56' 

PENALTY TO UNITED!

Chong is taken out by Davies and Greenwood steps up for the pen.

54' 

Blackett-Taylor putting himself in the transfer window here with a fine performance, causing the United defence all sorts of trouble when he gets forward.

Unfortunately he has very little support and so any attack usually ends with him.

  • Fred
    OffNemanja MaticManchester UnitedChong gambles and almost grabs the sixth as Davies doesn't quite come off his line quick enough to seize a back pass.
  • Fred
    OnFredManchester United
48' 

Chong gambles and almost grabs the sixth as Davies doesn't quite come off his line quick enough to seize a back pass.

  • Tahith Chong
    OffAnthony MartialManchester UnitedSECOND HALF! Chong and Fred come on for the second 45!  A good chance for the former to show us what he can do.  Matic and Martial make way.
  • Tahith Chong
    OnTahith ChongManchester United
46' 

SECOND HALF!

Chong and Fred come on for the second 45!

A good chance for the former to show us what he can do.

Matic and Martial make way.

 
 
 
  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HALF-TIME

Job done as far as Manchester United are concerned.

Five different goalscorers and Solskjaer can rest easy tonight.

Could be a cricket score with 45 minutes to go.

  • Anthony Martial
    GoalAnthony MartialManchester UnitedGOAL! Martial finally gets on the scoresheet! It's a classic bender into the top corner, via a small deflection of Morris. No chance for the keeper.  5-0.
45' 

GOAL!

Martial finally gets on the scoresheet!

It's a classic bender into the top corner, via a small deflection of Morris. No chance for the keeper.

5-0.

  • Phil Jones
    GoalPhil JonesManchester UnitedGOAL! Jones with the goal! That's right! Jones! The defender guides and excellent looping header over towards the far post from a corner and the ball finds the back of the net.
41' 

GOAL!

Jones with the goal! That's right! Jones!

The defender guides and excellent looping header over towards the far post from a corner and the ball finds the back of the net.

40' 

Harry Maguire surges forward again and into acres of space as the Tranmere back line look so preoccupied the forwards.

He almost walks into the box and looks on the verge of another go at goal before he's finally shut down.

39' 

Lingard enjoying himself out there and getting some freedom in the middle of the park.

He shoots wide this time.

36' 

Clarke gets his body in on Martial and barges him to the ground inside the box. Ref says no pen. Probably the right decision.

Clarke much stronger there.

35' 

Oh dear. Lingard with a total miss-hit as Shaw squares for him.

Should be 4!

33' 

Another great run by Ferrier but he's judged offside.

He looked on, where's VAR when you need it!?

 

LINGARD FOR THREE

29' 

Some calm now after that stormy start.

United dominating possession and keeping the Tranmere fans quiet. United fans singing Solskjaer's name.

 

DALOT MAKES IT TWO

24' 

United players lining up to score now. Greenwood looks keen to get in on the act.

Tranmere keeping their heads up and chasing and pulling in the right direction. Credit to them.

21' 

Ferrier up the other end goes for goal and it's well saved by Romero!

20' 

United finding lots of room on a crowded pitch, utilising their wing backs nicely.

Martial this time goes close with a belter inside the box. Tranmere really struggling to handle their class.

 

ROCKET

  • Jesse Lingard
    GoalJesse LingardManchester UnitedGOAL! Lingard with  third and it's another glorious goal! Maguire drives at the heart of the Tranmere defence before laying off Lingard right on the 18-yard box. He bends it into  the bottom right corner.
16' 

GOAL!

Lingard with third and it's another glorious goal!

Maguire drives at the heart of the Tranmere defence before laying off Lingard right on the 18-yard box. He bends it into the bottom right corner.

  • Diogo Dalot
    GoalDiogo DalotManchester UnitedGOAL! Dalot with a beauty! The defender twists and turns into the box before sending an absolute rifle into the corner. Unstoppable.
14' 

GOAL!

Dalot with a beauty!

The defender twists and turns into the box before sending an absolute rifle into the corner. Unstoppable.

13' 

The United away support in full voice now

  • Harry Maguire
    GoalHarry MaguireManchester UnitedGOAL! Maguire settles the nerves with an ABSOLUTE ROCKET! His first for the club.  25 yards out, he puts it on his right foot and his strike finds the top corner via a slight deflection of Clarke's head. A captain's goal. That settles nerves.
10' 

GOAL!

Maguire settles the nerves with an ABSOLUTE ROCKET! His first for the club.

25 yards out, he puts it on his right foot and his strike finds the top corner via a slight deflection of Clarke's head.

A captain's goal. That settles nerves.

9' 

Maguire on his toes here and he has to be to clear as Ferrier runs United ragged down the left-hand side.

8' 

Pen shout and plenty of boos.

Jones is down in the mud again. Here comes the physio.

By the way...NO VAR TODAY. Rejoice or despair depending on how you feel.

5' 

Shaw fluffs it at Morris who drives and goes for goal but get stuck in the mud.

This game is mad already.

  • Phil Jones
    Yellow cardPhil JonesManchester UnitedPhil Jones is absolutely covered in mud within four minutes. Glastonbury levels of mud. He also grabs a yellow card. What a mess.  Welcome to Tranmere.
5' 

Phil Jones is absolutely covered in mud within four minutes. Glastonbury levels of mud. He also grabs a yellow card. What a mess.

Welcome to Tranmere.

3' 

Tranmere with the first corner of the game and it takes a Matic clearance.

CLOSE!

Jennings batters it straight at Romero. It fell very kindly for him and that could've been 1-0.

Tranmere full of confidence and this crowd are loving it.

2' 

All eyes on Greenwood, a player with real talent who gets a rare start today.

can he cut it on the muddiest pitch I've ever seen on television?

  • 1st Half
1'  

HERE WE GO!

Nervous?

14:57 
14:50 

10 MINUTE WARNING

We're ten minutes away from a very big game for the visitors. The hosts will enjoy the occasion but their could be a job on the line today.

Not to b taken lightly.

14:46 

SAVE IT FOR THE GAME!

14:39 

200 UP FOR MARTIAL

14:31 

PITCH PERFECT?

Ah, the old lower league pitch excuse. Premier League super stars are used to lush green surfaces each weekend but every so often they must slum it in a cup tie on a muddy pitch. Cue complaints of injuries and ‘unplayability’. Could Messi do it? They ask.

Well, Tranmere boss Micky Mellon has got their first and says it is in fact no excuse for poor performances.

He said: "People get confused and think they've got to play on a different pitch. We'll play on the same pitch," Mellon said.

"What if it's windy? What if it's hailstones? Good players can adapt and adjust to anything, that's what you expect of them."

Your move, Ole. Or just, win.

14:24 

MAN UTD TEAM NEWS

Manchester United team: Romero, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Andreas, Lingard, Martial, Greenwood

Subs: Grant, Bailly, Williams, Fred, Mata, James, Chong

14:19 

TRANMERE TEAM NEWS

Tranmere team to play Manchester United: Davies, Ridehalgh, Monthe, Morris, Ferrier, Jennings, Caprice, Perkins, Blackett-Taylor, Clarke, Danns

Subs: Pilling, Mullin, Gilmour, Payne, Hepburn-Murphy, Wilson, Woods

14:14

TRANMERE ROVERS VS MANCHESTER UNITED

Good afternoon and welcome to our live-text coverage of Tranmere Rovers vs Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup!

Make no mistake, few United fans will be taking anything for granted today given some of their side’s lacklustre performance this year.

Tranmere may be 21st in League One, but they will be right up for this one, and at home.

You feel that Solskjaer may be running out of lives and bad result today would no doubt send shockwaves through the club. There’s plenty at stake and make no mistake, there’ll be no room for complacency.

Things kick-off at 3pm!

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United speaks