Peep! That's full-time, United have won a thriller 3-2.
- 2nd Half
- van de BeekFernandes66'
- 1st Half
Manchester United - Liverpool
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The cross goes in to the back post. Pogba heads clear, and Salah runs in to volley well wide from a tight angle.
Pogba is booked for bringing down Jones on the left, and it's a free kick in a dangerous position for Liverpool.
We'll have four additional minutes. Can Liverpool find a way through?
OFF THE POST! United were almost home. Fernandes picks out Cavani with a brilliant cross, and he smashes a powerful header off the far post and out.
United almost carve out an opportunity to win the match on the break, but Martial doesn't read Pogba's dummy and the ball trickles through to Alisson.
It's all Liverpool, who are moving the ball all over the pitch to try and force an opening. Rashford has limped off for United, and is replaced by Anthony Martial.
Shaqiri almost picks out Mane with a through pass but a superb sliding interception by Wan-Bissaka puts the ball out for a corner. We're in for a frenetic ten minutes here, I'd say.
A reaction from Liverpool here, as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri come on for Firmino and Thiago.
- GoalBruno FernandesManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 3 (Fernandes 78) Liverpool 2
Cometh the hour! United's talisman restores United's lead, curling the ball to the goalkeeper's side and into the bottom corner, with Pogba ducking under the shot just in time. This is a superb cup tie, and United lead again!
Fabinho goes through the back of Cavani right on the edge of the area, and it's a free kick in a central position for United.
CHANCE! Firmino and Salah are linking up superbly today. The former finds the latter again, but the shot from the edge of the box is straight at Henderson.
Pogba carries the ball from halfway, all the way down the right and into the Liverpool area. It's a great run, but he then chips his cross straight into the hands of Alisson.
Liverpool are in control here, playing a lot of short passes around the United area. Firmino lays a ball off to Thiago, who slashes a volley high over the bar.
Mane catches Fred with a late challenge. He studs were ever so slightly up and it's a yellow card. That looked the right decision as both players went hard at a fifty-fifty.
BIG CHANCE! Firmino releases Salah through on goal on the right of United's area. He gets in close and shoots, but Henderson saves well to deny Salah a hat-trick.
A double change for United, as Fred and Bruno Fernandes replace Van de Beek and Greenwood.
Liverpool have taken this over since United scored in the second half, and Thiago is starting to run things. It won't be long before we see Fernandes for United, you'd think.
Liverpool are going for it, and Sadio Mane replaces Wijnaldum.
CHANCE! Liverpool work the ball to ALexander-Arnold in space on the right, and from a tight angle he warms both of Henderson's hands with a stinging drive that is parried out for a corner.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Manchester United 2 Liverpool 2 (Salah 58)
We're level again, and it's so poor at the back from United. Maguire gives it away to Milner when trying to play out. Milner plays a give and go with Firmino to get into the area, and leaves the ball for Salah to tuck through Henderson's legs for the equaliser!
HUGE CHANCE! Thaigo whips a ball in to Firmino near the penalty spot. It breaks to Milner, who slides in and half-volleys over from eight yards out.
There's a pattern forming already here; with the lead, United can invite Liverpool on to them, and look to hit that inside left channel through Rashford on the break. It's a dangerous gambit against a team as a good in possession as Liverpool, but it could win the tie.
United almost get in again through the inside right channel as Rashford switches play from right to left to Cavani, whose flick through is slightly behind Greenwood and the chance disappears.
That was poor defending from Williams, but in fairness to him he's been exposed in this match and has had very little cover from Alexander-Arnold at right back.
- GoalMarcus RashfordManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 2 (Rashford 49) Liverpool 1
United are ahead! Cavani again wins the ball near halfway, and Greenwood plays a first time ball through to Rashford. Williams can't cut it out, and Rashford is in. He takes a touch and calmly slots the ball past Alisson and into the far corner.
- 2nd Half
We're back out at Old Trafford, no changes yet for either side.
That's half-time; cracking entertainment so far and it's all square.
Rashford breaks brilliantly down the left again, skipping past Williams and cutting in to the Liverpool area. He eventually finds Greenwood, who lays it off to Pogba, who shoots well wide from the edge of the area.
CHANCE! Shaw gets free on the left of the Liverpool area again. His cut back eventually finds McTominay on the edge, who hammers a shot at goal that is deflected out by I think the foot of Alisson.
Pogba takes the free kick, but whips it over the bar.
Cavani presses Alisson as he plays the ball out, causing Fabinho to bring down Greenwood on the edge of the area. Free kick to United and a yellow card to Fabinho.
Milner slides Robertson in on the left of United's area with a superb pass. Robertson stands it up to the back post, where Shaw glances the ball out for a corner.
Good work between Rashford and Shaw earns another corner for United, who are clearly targeting Liverpool's right flank. Shaw picks out McTominay htis time, but under pressure he can only head well over the bar.
Williams concedes a corner. From it Shaw finds Pogba unmarked on the penalty spot, but he heads wastefully over the bar.
Pogba sends Rashford away down the left. He stands up Thiago and then nutmegs him, and is brought down thereafter. Free kick to United and Thiago is a little lucky not to be cautioned there.
We're in a lull now after a frenetic ten minutes. Even so, this is much more open than the league game between the two sides last Sunday.
Another chance almost immediately for United, as Rashford plays in Van de Beek behind the Liverpool defence and into the area. Van de Beek tries to square it and goes down under Alisson's challenge, but there's rightly no penalty and Liverpool clear the cross.
- GoalMason GreenwoodManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 1 (Greenwood 26) Liverpool 1
United are level! Pogba wins the ball back on the edge of his own area, and United work the ball to Rashford on the left wing. He pings a superb 40 yard pass over Milner and into the Liverpool area for Greenwood, who takes a touch before lashing the ball just inside the far post.
...but he curls it a couple of yards over the bar.
A free kick for Liverpool here, right on the left edge of the area as McTominay clips Firmino. A chance for Alexander-Arnold here...
Tails up here for Liverpool, as Jones unloads low from 25 yards out but it's straight at Henderson.
After a promising start Solskjaer won't be chuffed with that. It was a slick turn from Firmino, but one simple pass folded United's defence completely.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Manchester United 0 Liverpool 1 (Salah 19)
Just like that, Liverpool are ahead! Firmino gets the ball in the whole between United's midfield and back four. He slide rules a simple ball between Maguire and Shaw to Salah in the area, who takes one touch and dinks the ball softly over the diving Henderson.
Cavani has started well and frees Rashford up on the left. He's one-on-one with Williams momentarily, but Alexander-Arnold does well to get back and put the ball out for a corner.
Cavani wins the ball on halfway and suddenly United are breaking on Liverpool. He finds Greenwood on the right, who throws five stepovers around the ball before slashing a shot well wide of the near post.
Van de Beek gets away down the right now, but checks back rather than take on Fabinho and another promising opening for United disappears.
Greenwood breaks all the way down the right and cuts into the Liverpool area, but ignores a cut back to van de Beek and neither shoots nor crosses weekly at Alisson, who clears with his feet. Van de Beek is rightly annoyed at that.
It's all United for a few minutes as they settle into possession. Rashford tries to release Cavani with a first time pass over the top, but Alisson reads it and heads the bouncing ball clear.
United win a corner as Williams turns behind a cross from Shaw.
A half-chance for Alexander-Arnold to pick someone out in the centre, as Thiago finds him in acres on the right of the United area, but Maguire cuts out the cross.
- 1st Half
We're underway at Old Trafford. Van de Beek, with a much needed touch, kicks things off.
Both sets of players take the knee before kick-off; there is no room for racism.
We’re about ready to go here, your referee for today’s high jinks is Craig Pawson.
The last time United lifted the FA Cup was in 2016, in the last match of the Louis van Gaal era. Liverpool haven't picked this trophy up since a decade earlier than that, when Steven Gerrard wrenched the 2006 final out of the fire against West Ham United. There's a long way to go to the 2021 final, but the fifth round prize of a home tie against West Ham United is on offer for the victor here.
This particular tie has seen so much in its history – red cards, dramatic late winners, extra-time, replays, the lot. We’ve never had a penalty shootout though, and a quick reminder that we’ll be heading to that conclusion if this goes to extra-time and stays level after that period today.
It’s cold out, so gather around the fire; these two teams first met in the FA Cup way back in February 1898, when United were known as Newton Heath and played their matches at Bank Street in Clayton. That finished 0-0, and Liverpool sorted United out 2-1 in the replay at Anfield four days later. In total they’ve met 17 times in this competition, with United having won nine to Liverpool’s four with four draws. Two of those United victories were in the finals of 1977 and 1996.
So just what has happened at Liverpool recently? Since a 7-0 shellacking of Crystal Palace just before Christmas, Klopp’s team have draw three and lost two of their last five Premier League games, scoring only once in that run, losing their unbeaten home record and slipping to fourth in the table. A lack of squad rotation in the last few years seems to be taking quite a toll now, and it’s curious that Klopp did not take advantage of playing Aston Villa’s youth team in the last round of the FA Cup to rest more key players.
This is an intriguing one for United. With the whiff of a title chase in their nostrils, the FA Cup is very much a secondary pursuit this season. That said, Jurgen Klopp is the one top level Premier League manager that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to score a victory over. United came close last weekend, and with Liverpool in their current malaise today represents a chance to grab a victory that might have a greater effect in the league than the FA Cup.
There’s no Jordan Henderson for Liverpool today. Rhys Williams comes in to partner Fabinho in the centre of Liverpool’s defence and Sadio Mane has dropped to the bench as Liverpool line up in what looks like a 4-4-2, with Curtis Jones and James Milner coming in to the midfield.
Victor Lindelof returns to partner Harry Maguire in defence for United, while Dean Henderson gets his cup outing in goal. There’s also a rare start for Donny van de Beek in a midfield three with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba, while Mason Greenwood gets a run on the right of a front three.
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