Jose Mourinho has hinted at playing Paul Pogba in his best position

Lynette Rowe
February 21, 2018

Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho's men.

United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking after Saturday's match, said: "I think our game is so lovely that to change we have to change for the better".

Red Devils playmaker Juan Mata had his goal ruled out offside during their 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

"I think our game is so lovely that to change we have to change for better", said Mourinho, whose side won 2-0 despite the disallowed goal.

"It was a good combination between two players who you can see haven't played too long together but you can see there is something special between them and that is always positive", Martinez said.

Contain and crush; that is what Mourinho's team did on Saturday evening despite the absence of Paul Pogba, the £89 million midfielder, through illness.

Brighton reached the last eight of the FA Cup for the first time in 32 years with a comfortable 3-1 success over League Two Coventry at the AMEX Stadium.

In the other FA Cup fifth-round ties, Leicester's reward for their 1-0 win at Sheffield United is a home clash against Chelsea, who thrashed Hull 4-0 on Friday night, while Southampton will play the victor of tonight's match between Manchester City and Wigan after beating West Brom.

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"Honestly I think Scott deserves more than what he's getting".

"There was a problem in terms of selection because of the incident to go with my strongest team", said Pardew. "We know it is a very hard match - but we go for it".

It'll be interesting to see if Mourinho uses Pogba in this position against Sevilla on Wednesday, or Chelsea on Sunday.

"The technology on the goal line I'm really, really happy with that".

"This week is a very important one, because after Sevilla we will be facing Chelsea".

"It's a score nobody wants", said Carvalhal, whose side are also battling for Premier League survival.

Despite Lukaku's impressive goal return so far this season, he endured a barren run in front of goal earlier in the campaign, scoring once in 12 matches from October into December.

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