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​Man Utd boss van Gaal reckons Mata goal should not have been allowed!

Manchester United's 3-0 FA Cup win at Shrewsbury including a Juan Mata free kick which boss Louis van Gaal doubts should have been allowed to stand.

Three United player stood in offside positions as the free-kick was about to be taken, then all ran forward at the last moment, distracting keeper Jayson Leutwiler.

"Midtjylland - our Europa League opponents - used to do that, so we asked the ref if we could and he said yes. So we did it and it worked out very good," said a very pleased Mata.

Reds boss Louis van Gaal, however, didn't seem as impressed. "It is unbelievable because I think the rules say that you cannot disturb the view of the goalkeeper," the Dutchman admitted.

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