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Victor Lindelöf and André Onana agree on Man United star moment in FA Cup win



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Victor Lindelöf and André Onana delivered praise for one of their ‘clever’ Manchester United teammates after FA Cup victory against Nottingham Forest.

United won 1-0 at the City Ground to secure their place in the quarter-finals, where they will face Liverpool at Old Trafford.

It looked like a game that could go into extra time until Casemiro scored the one and only goal of the game just before the 90th minute.

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He latched onto a dangerous cross from Bruno Fernandes and headed the ball into the back of the net.

The movement and finish were typical of Casemiro, who has now scored 11 goals for the club since joining at the start of last season.

Lindelof, who looked better in his natural position in the centre of defence, praised the ‘clever’ move and finish from his Brazilian teammate.

“Obviously, we were very happy,” said the defender. “We knew it was going to be a tough game and it’s always nice to score a late goal to go through to the next round. We’re all very pleased.

“I think he’s [Casemiro] very good at the timing of everything. He’s a clever player and he’s done that a couple of times in his career, so it was the perfect ball and the perfect execution from Casemiro.

“We have a nice couple of games coming up and we’re just going to focus on one game at a time. We’re pleased with the performance.”

André Onana was able to keep a clean sheet after another promising performance. He was equally impressed by Casemiro’s “important” strike.

“A good finish from Casemiro and it was a really important goal for us,” the goalkeeper explained. “It was an important game for us to win, we know how important it was for us, so I’m very happy for this victory. We worked hard and this is the reward.

“When you’re a Manchester United player, you must win, so we came here to do that. It was a difficult game against a good opponent, but we got the victory and we have to build in the coming games.”