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WATCH: Alexis cues up Lukaku for slick Manchester United goal

Manchester United v Reading - FA Cup Third Round

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United battles for possession with Andy Yiadom of Reading during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 5, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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With the disclaimer that this is how Manchester United is supposed to look against the 23rd team in the Championship, this is a nice, nice goal from the Red Devils.

Scoring a penalty to take a 1-0 lead, Juan Mata then played hockey assist on the second goal.

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The Spaniard moves through space to find Alexis Sanchez on the left of the United attack.

Sanchez spots Lukaku’s just onside run -- it actually looks offside at first blush, but the FA Cup deploys Video Assistant Referee -- and the Belgian touches around the keeper before finishing from an acute angle.

Not bad, Big Rom.

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