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United’s Number Nine On FA Cup Replay

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Oli McBurnie made his return to the starting eleven in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Wrexham, and he earmarked his return with a goal inside the first two minutes.

From that point, it looked as though United would go on to steamroller the non-league side, but that was far from what developed. 

Wrexham’s fairytale-like season seemed like it was going to get a whole lot better as Paul Mullin put the home side ahead against Premier League bound Sheffield United, in the 86th minute. 

But Sheffield United made sure that they wouldn’t be on the end of a magical cup shock when John Egan dispatched a 95th minute equaliser at the Racecourse Ground.

On Monday afternoon, McBurnie reflected on United’s 3-3 draw at the Racecourse Ground:

“The FA Cup, anything can happen. The atmosphere was really good, it was enjoyable to be a part of.”

He added:

“We know what they’re about. They were good, they made it hard but hopefully tomorrow night we can show what we’re about.” [SUTV]

During the pre-match press conference, United’s number nine also spoke about his desire to get back to regularly starting games and scoring goals, just like before the World Cup break in November. 

Since the return from the World Cup break, McBurnie has only started two games out of the five that he’s been available. Those starts have come in United’s last two games, with McBurnie having regained his fitness following numerous injury problems. 

At one stage McBurnie was the joint-top scorer in the Championship, along with strike partner Iliman Ndiaye, but McBurnie now finds himself seven goals behind the current top scorer Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough). 

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