Manchester United were unable to match the intensity shown during Jose Mourinho's extraordinary pre-match press conference, but headers from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic saw them through to the FA Cup semi-finals at Brighton's expense.
Reeling from the criticism that followed Tuesday's shock Champions League last-16 exit at home to Sevilla , the Portuguese went on an impassioned 23-minute defence of his record as he spoke of the Red Devils' "heritage" and challenges on Friday.
There were to be no such fireworks at Old Trafford against well-drilled Brighton, with Lukaku and Matic - the only two players the United boss highlighted as consistent performers - securing a 2-0 quarter-final win that sends United to Wembley.
Progress to the FA Cup semi-finals provides a timely shot in the arm heading into the international break, but Mourinho's side were far from convincing on a bitterly cold evening at Old Trafford.
But how did Mourinho's men fare in the snow at Old Trafford?
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