Manchester United score six at Tranmere in FA Cup rout

Harry Maguire scored his first goal for Manchester United as they eased into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.

Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Anthony Martial all scored in the first half, while Mason Greenwood converted from the penalty spot after the break.

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The victory eased pressure off manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after United endured back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Burnley.

"It wasn't just the Tranmere people who wanted an upset, there were a lot of others," Solskjaer said after the match. "I think the players played football the way it should be played. It was an exceptional performance at times. It was a very difficult pitch." 

Maguire opened the scoring inside 10 minutes with a long range effort which took a deflection off Peter Clarke and flew into the top corner.

Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable away FA Cup win at Tranmere.
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Dalot skipped past two defenders and executed a fine finish three minutes later to score his first goal for the club. Lingard curled a shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-0 inside 16 minutes.

Before the break, Jones added a fourth with a header before Martial's strike on the edge of the box deflected in off Kieron Morris.

United were awarded a penalty after 56 minutes when Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies brought down Tahith Chong and Greenwood made it six.

"The attitude was spot on," Solskjaer added. "When the attitude is right, you can't fault them. Every game you win is a good one for your confidence. We just have to win now and get ready for Wednesday."