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FA Cup: Man Utd 3-0 Cambridge

Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo ensure Manchester United advance

Cambridge’s heart-warming FA Cup run came to an end as Manchester United snuffed out any hopes of another shock at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and second-half substitute James Wilson scored in the 3-0 win which sent United through to a fifth-round tie at League One Preston.

Cambridge failed to match the heroics of Bradford and Middlesbrough — who knocked out Chelsea and Manchester City respectively — but it could have been a much different story had Tom Elliott converted a great opportunity after just 50 seconds.

Cambridge will not care about that though. The 6,500 fans they brought to Old Trafford — and the supporters they have won along this FA Cup run — were just delighted the team made it this far.

And in fairness to the League Two outfit they put up more than a fight in their two fixtures against the 20-time English champions.

The 0-0 draw against United 11 days ago will live long in the memory of the club’s fans — as will their trip to Old Trafford, where they came up against a team worth almost £240million.

The £1million windfall the minnows have earned from this replay will come in particularly handy to Cambridge, who have an annual turnover of £1.6million.

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Football: Marcos Rojo: Man Utd’s £16m defender handed UK work visa


Manchester United’s £16m new signing Marcos Rojo has been given a working visa and is clear to make his debut against QPR on 14 September.

The Argentina defender, 24, joined United from Sporting Lisbon 16 days ago but is yet to appear for them.

Claims that he rowed with a neighbour in Argentina in 2010 and was facing a court case had held up the process.

But United tweeted on Thursday  that Rojo has now secured the necessary paperwork and is free to make his bow.

The player’s lawyer, Fernando Burlando, told the BBC in Argentina his client had been indicted and was awaiting trial amid allegations of an altercation with a neighbour in Buenos Aires.

He said they expected to “resolve” the issue before Rojo, who played in the World Cup final, entered a plea.

However, he added that if he were to be found guilty after a trial, the likelihood would be that he would be placed on probation and ordered to undertake community work, which would not have to be carried out in his homeland.

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