A stunning finish from Ander Herrera helped Manchester United edge past a resolute Yeovil Town and into the FA Cup fourth round.
An out-of-sorts United side, which included captain Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Radamel Falcao, toiled for over an hour against their struggling hosts until a piece of individual brilliance set them on their way to a 2-0 win.
Herrera marked his FA Cup debut with a thumping 64th-minute volley that left Yeovil goalkeeper Jed Steer clutching at thin air.
Louis Van Gaal's first experience of this competition was certainly a sobering one and the Dutchman was forced to make a double half-time switch and send on World Cup finalist Angel Di Maria as his side toiled in Somerset.
And it was the former Real Madrid winger who eventually saw off Gary Johnson's plucky outfit in the dying seconds when he clipped the ball over Steer as United countered at pace.
Manchester United have scored their second goal in the FA Cup 3rd round tie against Yeovil Town. Argentine Angel di Maria with the goal in the 90th minute.
Manchester United take the lead with a stunning strike Ander Herrera in the 64th minute.
Current score is 1 nil to Manchester United.
Almost 10,000 football fans are at Huish Park to watch the FA Cup tie between Yeovil Town and Manchester United. Yeovil fans go to the ground extra early to enjoy the build up to the club biggest match in their history.
Manchester United's line up shows the club are taking this game seriously:
A former Yeovil Town player will be celebrating his diamond wedding anniversary by taking his wife to the club's biggest-ever fixture today. 84 year old Maurice O'Donnell will be attending the Manchester United match with his 81 year old wife Betty.
It's less than 24 hours to go before Yeovil Town face the biggest match in the club's history.
The Glovers will host Manchester United at Huish Park in the third round of the FA Cup tomorrow in front of a sellout crowd.
Manager Gary Johnson says all eyes will be on the Yeovil players:
In less than 48 hours time, Yeovil Town will host Manchester United in the biggest game in their history.
The Glovers take on the Premier League giants in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at Huish Park. Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:
While Matthias has spent the day at Huish Park, our Somerset reporter Bob Cruwys has been in the town centre, where cup fever has really taken hold.
Yeovil Town has released an extra 50 tickets for their match against Manchester United on Sunday.
The club has erected temporary seating at Huish Park to accommodate the large number of fans wanting to watch the FA Cup tie. They have released the extra tickets for sale on their website.