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Andy Cryer

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  1. Highlights on Match of the Day

    Shrewsbury v Manchester United (19:45 GMT)

    Match of the Day

    Want to watch the best of the action from New Meadow? Tune into Match of the Day later.

    The highlights programme starts on BBC One at 23:15 GMT (Northern Ireland 23:45 GMT).

    And from me I bid you farewell.

    It has been a pleasure. Cheerio.

  2. Best of the rest

    FA Cup

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  3. Manager reaction

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon to BT Sport: "We have to say about the quality of Manchester United, it was absolutely fantastic.

    "I couldn't have asked more of the players - we just came up against a team of utmost quality.

    "I haven't seen the free-kick back. We have to come away from this, say it has been a fantastic cup run. We gave it everything but, playing against quality like that, it wasn't going to be enough."

  4. 'We have a lot of titles to fight for'

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    More from Manchester United boss on BBC Sport: "I was very pleased. We have played 70 minutes fantastic, in a professional way, creating chances and scoring goals. After 70 we were with 10 and it was more difficult.

    "It [injuries] was unbelievably unlucky again. The players were very committed to perform and you see what is the consequence.

    "Everyone shall say Manchester United have to win against Shrewsbury Town. For the players it is fantastic because we are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. 

    "We are in all the competitions, just six points behind Manchester City, we have a lot of chances, a lot of titles to fight for. It isisn't easy because we have to win a lot of games but it is still possible."

  5. 'We learned from Midtjyllandand'

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking about the unusual free-kick that put Man Utd 2-0 ahead: "We have learned because we analysed [Europa League opponents] FC Midtjyllandand and we saw they were doing that. We thought it was always offside so we asked the referees and they said it’s not offside, you can do that. 

    "That’s why we have learned about the taking of the free-kicks. Today we scored and that’s good."

    Take another look at Mata's strike here ()and keep an eye on the Man Utd players behind the wall):

  6. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

  7. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

  8. Stat attack

    FT: Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Some stats for you...

    - Chris Smalling scored his first ever FA Cup goal in what is his 20th appearance in the competition.

    - This was Smalling’s 39th club appearance of the season (all comps) – more than any other Premier League player.

    - Juan Mata has had a hand in 16 goals (eight goals, nine assists) in 17 FA Cup appearances.

    - Mata scored his first direct free-kick for Manchester United since December 2nd 2014.

  9. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Chris Smalling applaud the Manchester United fans

    "Crisis averted for another day for Louis van Gaal as Manchester United outclass Shrewsbury Town.

    "Much tougher tests lie ahead - but for now the Dutchman will happily take this result and an FA Cup quarter-final meeting with West Ham United at OId Trafford."

  10. Post update

    Some more talking points include how long do they give van Gaal?  And who will be making the big decisions about the next boss in coming weeks and months.

    The chatter about Jose Mourinho being the next Manager at Manchester United grew louder over the weekend with Inter Milan director Bedy Moratti said of Mourinho "he's happy,  he's going to Manchester."

    Manchester United fans - we want your calls this evening - do you want Jose Mourinho, and which players would you like to see leave the squad.

    Ring in to have your say on 0500 909693 or text 85058.

  11. Post update

    FT: Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    The next round might be a tad tougher United...

  12. Post update

    FT: Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    The heat maps - Manchester United right, Shrewsbury left - sum up the Premier League team's dominance.


    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Louis van Gaal heads to the dug out after the match

    That won't live long in the memory.

    But a much-needed comfortable 90 minutes for Louis van Gaal as the Manchester United boss fights on.

    West Ham up next in the FA Cup quarter-final for United.

  14. CLOSE!

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Shrewsbury have burst into life.

    Larnell Cole turns 25 yards out before fizzing a shot over the bar.

    Into three minutes of added on time.

  15. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    The 10-men of Manchester United are playing keep ball.

    Blow up ref.

    Memphis Depay breaks on goal but his shot is smothered by goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler. Good save.

  16. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Abu Ogogo heads at goal

    Shrewsbury should have a goal.

    Jack Grimmer sends in a beautiful cross from the right, picking out an unmarked Abu Ogogu just yards from goal.

    Somehow the Shrewsbury man heads wide. Toblerone head anyone? What a chance.

  17. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    That is the closest Shrewsbury have come by a mile.

    A brilliant turn by Larnell Cole down United's left, he gets into the penalty area, pulls the ball across goal, but United clear with Abu Ogogu busting a gut to get on the end of.

  18. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Taxi for Memphis...

    Depay's shooting has been woeful this evening but that is worse than woeful.

    Twenty yards out and he scuffs a shot so weakly wide it is laughable.


    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Louis van Gaal of Manchetser United

    We have 10 minutes left and Shrewsbury still have not had a shot on goal.

    Manchester United have had 23.

    Striker Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro is replaced by Jordan Clark for Shrewsbury.

  20. Post update

    Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United

    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    "You can't see United making up the ground to fourth place in the Premier League. I can't see it."