After the devastating loss to Sevilla midweek, Manchester United must bounce back in the quarter finals of the FA Cup to secure their spot at Wembley for the semis.
Since the result against Sevilla, all the talk has been about Jose Mourinho and whether he is the right man to lead Manchester United. Although the majority of his comments have been about himself and how amazing he thinks he is, he has reassured everyone that he and the players will be ready to give it their best to win the FA Cup.
There is no doubt that Mourinho’s comments have angered United fans around the globe and many have even turned against him. Nonetheless, whether you are MourinhoIn or MourinhoOut, we all want our club to succeed and win trophies. Our only chance of silverware this season is the FA Cup so we cannot afford to mess this up!
Jose Mourinho confirmed that he will have the same players to chose from as he did against Sevilla midweek. However, hopefully this time the players will play with some more grit and determination.
When we faced Brighton in November this season, we were victorious, thanks to a Lewis Dunk own goal. Honestly, if we could replicate that today I would be happy. After the loss against Sevilla, I am unsure whether we will bounce back stronger or collapse due to a complete lack of morale. One thing is for certain, if we do not win this tie, Mourinho’s job is most certainly on the line.
My predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):
Valencia Bailly Lindelof Shaw
Mata Lingard Rashford
Score prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion