Midfielder Ander Herrera thinks that his side needed his “special goal” in order to see of Yeovil and earn Manchester United’s place in the fourth round draw tonight.
United were struggling to break down a surprisingly sturdy Yeovil defence until Herrera volleyed home a thunderous strike on the turn.
Herrera told manutd.com: “It was a very difficult game and a very difficult team. Of course we needed this special goal. After that, I think we tried to play more patiently and scored another goal from Di Maria – after a fantastic pass from Wayne Rooney.”
It was the bit of class that United needed to avoid another cup upset and Angel di Maria confirmed the Red Devils would be in the hat late on with a classy chip after latching on to Rooney’s inch perfect pass.
Yeovil lie bottom of League One and have the worst home record in the league but they gave the players, who earn in a month the Yeovil wage bill in a year a run for their money.
In truth if it weren’t for Herrera or one of his teammates pulling off something as special as he did, the game would have headed for a replay or worse for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Before Herrera’s strike United had failed to create any sort of attacking opportunity, in fact Yeovil looked the more likely to win the tie.
Yeovil striker Keiffer Moore had a chance he would of dreamt about having the night before. Sadly for the Somerset side, Moore got his feet tangled and his shot was saved easily by David de Gea in the United goal.