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Summary

  1. Injury-time penalty sends Man Utd through
  2. Man Utd have only two shots on target
  3. Fourth-round draw takes place on Monday

Live reporting

By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Farewell...

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It's the FA Cup, anything could happen.

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It nearly did at West Brom, it nearly did at Eastleigh and we nearly saw a big story at Old Trafford.

Our live matches may well be over but the reaction is not. Paul Scholes has sounded off over Manchester United's failings, you can read that on this website shortly.

There's a live text running from 22:00 GMT which will accompany Match of the Day, bringing you all the best stats and reaction to a fine day of FA Cup action.

More live texts for tomorrow's games too of course.

For now though, thanks for the many texts and tweets, I hope your team is still in it.

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Ben Peterson: Awful dreadful diabolical boring tedious unacceptable mind-numbing painful excruciating torturous unexciting uninspiring #mufc #bbcfootball.

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United not alone in misfiring...

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Former Manchester United player Pat Crerand on MUTV: "Sheffield United defended magnificently. Could you see Manchester United scoring? No we couldn't. Not a great performance from Manchester United.

"You look at all the cup matches over recent days, the Premier League sides have had nightmares in most of them. There have been crazy results in cups and there will be more to come."

Manager reaction

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaks to BBC Sport: "You have to see also how the opponent is playing. Everybody shall give applause to Sheffield United. They were very organised but it is much more difficult to attack than to defend.

"Again a clean sheet is also the benefit of our organisation. I'm very disappointed that we are not creating too many chances, that we have to improve."

Can you see a run in the FA Cup this season? "We have to play better than today."

Don't miss a stacked MOTD

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Match of the Day

We hope you're prepared for a late night because tonight's Match of the Day is going to be an epic one. 

Gabby Logan, Trevor Sinclair and Mark Lawrenson will be your companions between 22:25 GMT and midnight as they review the best of a magical day of FA Cup action.

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Shuvam Sinha: Memphis Depay the super-sub ultimately making the difference. What a monumental display by the Blades. Deserved a replay #bbcfacup.

Maddy Raman: Thumbs up from some players, triumphant wave from Louis van. This is what Old Trafford has become. #SUFC robbed, #MUFC awful. #FACup #bbcfacup.

Manager reaction

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More from Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins on BT Sport: "The players have worked extremely hard against superior opposition.

"The grit, desire and character gave the supporters something to cheer about.

"The supporters have got right behind the players and there is a togetherness at the football club."

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It remains to be seen as to how serious this moment turns out to be...

Bastian Schweinsteiger
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Bastian Schweinsteiger battled on in the closing stages but was in clear pain. A 50-50 tackle on Chris Basham left him sprawled on the deck.

When we know more on the injury it will be straight on our website. Surely he will miss Newcastle away on Tuesday?

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Chris Harvey: #bbcfootball I've just checked, it turns out Manchester United's last 10 half-time scores are actually binary code for "Please get rid of Louis van Gaal".

Dave Payn: #bbcfacup I doubt even Victor Frankenstein could inject some life into this Manchester United side.

Comic for some

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More colourful than Man Utd's performance...

"They better not get a late penalty," reads the Nigel Adkins quote. If you're just tuning in, Manchester United did - the 93rd minute to be precise.

Comic Strip Report #MUFC 1-0 #SUFC #BBCFootball

Comic Strip Report #MUFC 1-0 #SUFC #BBCFootball

Manager reaction

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More from boss Louis van Gaal on BT Sport:

"We can improve but how many chances have Sheffield United created? No one is talking about that. Everyone is talking about the fantastic defence of Sheffield United.

"Wayne Rooney was the third man. I changed one and two, he was lucky. The fans were waving to me, I waved back, it was politeness.

"I don't think it is wise to purchase players in January. When we think he can give us a contribution, of course we shall do it, but normally we don't do that."

Manager reaction

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on BT Sport:

"Escape from jail? I don't think so. It is always difficult to play against such opponents.

"They are defending with 10, 11 behind the ball. You have to play quicker than we did in the first half.

Louis van Gaal
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"In the second it was a little bit better, we created a little bit more. It is easier to defend than attack.

"It was a deserved penalty and we win the match,the most important thing. I said to the boys the most important thing is we are in the second round.

"We have to play quicker with the ball."

Lots of passes, few key

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Manchester United played 672 passes to just 279 from the visitors. The Red Devils completed 87% but according to Opta, only seven were classed as 'key' or became assists.

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Matt in Surrey: In all honesty I couldn't care less if we were battling for the league or advancing in Europe as I take no pleasure in watching my Manchester United play. Complete and utter boredom on the pitch sours any success. I'm not asking to win with overwhelming style but just with a flirtation of a smile.

Manager reaction

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins on Bein Sports:

"We have tried to be adventurous early on. Showed resilience and character and injury time we have been undone with a penalty.

"Dean Hammond has a desire to keep the ball out of the back of the net. Unfortunately going to ground gives the referee the option to give the penalty.

"A replay would have been fantastic. There was a steely resolve and just a shame we haven't got it across the line." 

Player reaction

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini: "Most important is we are through. 

"The other team defended well, we kept the ball well, tried to create chances. We knew it would be difficult but in the end we win."

Scholes spitting feathers...

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is in scathing mood, telling BT Sport he "would be sat with my head between my hands after that performance."

He adds: "I've tried so hard to defend this team, but each week it gets harder. Every time I come to Old Trafford it's negative football.

"I would be depressed if I had been a part of that performance from Manchester United.

"The players are bored, fans are bored, everyone's bored. You look across at the bench and Van Gaal looks bored as well."

Watch it back...

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So was it a penalty? You be the judge. Click play and watch the incident within this live text.

FA Cup: Last minute Rooney penalty rescues Man Utd

'Give it to Giggs'

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live 606

"When Man Utd were in the Champions League and still challenging for the title then I thought you can't get rid of Louis van Gaal.

"But they're not going to win the league now, they're out of the Champions League.

"Look at Zinedine Zidane, a club legend, taking over at Real Madrid. So why not give the job to Ryan Giggs?"

Listen to 606 on BBC Radio 5 live now by clicking 'live coverage' at the top of this page.

Why all the fuss...

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There's no doubt Manchester United dominated, but was it enough for you? Just two shots on target against a side 47 places below them is pretty damning.

'Thumbs down'

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Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live 606

"When Louis van Gaal walked down the touchline there is usually applause but I saw a lot of fans with their thumbs down. Is this what Manchester United fans really want?"

Listen to 606 on BBC Radio 5 live now by clicking 'live coverage' at the top of this page.

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Ed Sharples: Says a lot that I'm almost disappointed Manchester United have scored as it buys Louis van Gaal more time! #BBCFACup.

Eteyen Adegoke: That goal simply papers over the cracks. The play needs to change, Louis van Gaal needs to evolve, philosophy not working.

James Liggins: Talk about get out of jail for Man Utd… this lot just got out of Alcatraz with that penalty. #FACup #bbcfacup.

'Van Gaal must go'

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Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live 606

Louis van Gaal at full time
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"I thought it was a penalty but it was an absolute shocking performance from Manchester United. For me, Van Gaal, I'd get rid of him."

Listen to 606 on BBC Radio 5 live now by clicking 'live coverage' at the top of this page.

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney applauds
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"Man Utd struggled all game but in fairness to Sheffield United they came with a game plan and it nearly worked.

"The hosts just had to bring on Memphis Depay - he ran and committed defenders even if it was a soft penalty.

"It wasn't good from Man Utd but they're in the hat on Monday."

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Louis van Gaal is on the pitch. A tap on the back of the head for Wayne Rooney but a scowling face on the Dutch manager. He must know some difficult questions are coming his way.

Hats off to the home side, they persevered and pushed until the death to get their reward. Take nothing away from them in that regard.

FULL-TIME

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Sheffield United will go long with one last free-kick. Here it comes.. no they won't. The final whistle sounds with the ball high in the Manchester air.

Louis van Gaal's side are into round four. Just.

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

"Sheffield United have defended all game long but now they've gone behind they're just throwing bodies forward at a terrific tempo."

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Elliot Turner: That goal takes nothing away from what has been a simply awful performance up front from Manchester United. #bbcfacup.

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

"It's Dean Hammond at fault, you've got to give credit to Memphis Depay, since he's come on he's been very positive.

"Oh I'm looking at a replay and there's no contact. Or does he just catch him on the shin before he goes down?"

GOAL - Man Utd 1-0 Sheff Utd

Wayne Rooney (90 + 3 mins)

Wayne Rooney takes a penalty
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No nonsense from Wayne Rooney. Right footed, low into the left of the goal as the goalkeeper goes the other way.

A big sigh of relief and Rooney punches the air with both arms. 

Penny for your thoughts Louis van Gaal? 

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PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED

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Memphis Depay is fouled
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Disaster for Sheffield United. Manchester United substitute Memphis Depay has been relatively bright and he beats John Brayford in the area, Dean Hammond is next in line and down goes the Dutchman. PENALTY GIVEN.

Is it though? It looks like a dive based on Depay's reaction but there is contact. What a chance to at least soften what will be some negative headlines for the home side.

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Manchester United have had 72% possession, just one shot on target.

SUBSTITUTION

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Conor Sammon signals his race is run, he waves his hands and will have to come off. The ex-Wigan striker fills his shirt with muscle, a big man.

Matt Done is on and we will have SIX ADDED MINUTES.

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Cameron Borthwick-Jackson delivers from the left, cleared. Now Manchester United try the right, Matteo Darmian goes down, nothing given. Andreas Pereira, loses it, squeezed off the ball. 

Still they come but still with no conviction. Darmian again, to Pereira, Memphis Depay will shoot from range - right footed - roughly a foot wide.

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Alan Green

BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

Manchester United players leave
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"A lot of Man Utd fans are heading to the exits, that's the faith they have in their team this season."