Louis van Gaal counts injury cost of Manchester United’s win at Yeovil

• Rafael da Silva and Luke Shaw went off injured at half-time
• Van Gaal delighted to be in the FA Cup fourth round
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Louis van Gaal was delighted Manchester United ended the festive schedule a point closer to Chelsea and with a place in the FA Cup fourth round but the manager endured more misery on the injury front after Rafael da Silva was taken off with a suspected fractured cheekbone and Luke Shaw picked up a knock to his ankle in the 2-0 victory at Yeovil Town.

Both Da Silva and Shaw were withdrawn at half-time in a game United were making hard work of until Ander Herrera’s superb volley in the 64th minute gave the Premier League club the lead. Ángel di María then came off the substitutes’ bench and, after clearing a header off the line from Joe Edwards, the Yeovil captain, at one end of the pitch, the Argentinian put the game to bed at the other when he scored in the 90th minute following a fine pass from Wayne Rooney.

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