Manchester United's Chris Smalling: FA Cup win would represent successful season

Apr 21, 2018, 04:23
Manchester United's Chris Smalling: FA Cup win would represent successful season

Although classed as a neutral game, Spurs are actually using their current home ground as Wembley is serving as their temporary home whilst the new stadium at White Hart Lane is completed.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is hoping his love affair with the FA Cup has followed him across London. "I don't think it's about need or not need", he said.

In addition, he also targeted Pochettino's disappointing history of honours in comparison to United's Jose Mourinho, which reads 20-0 in the Portuguese boss' favour.

Mourinho has a reputation for getting the job done in the big games and has still never lost a final in 90 minutes, but for United to get there, they must overcome a Spurs side by whom they were soundly beaten at Wembley in January.

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Though it would be easy to forget there was football on this weekend in light of the momentous news about Arsene Wenger, there are in fact two massive FA Cup games for us to look forward to.

Despite jose's down playing the possibility of branding the season being branded a failure should Man U fail to win the FA cup, some supporters of the side insist that the only way they can be happy for the season is to clinch the trophy after losing the premier league title to rival neighbours Manchester city.

"Of course we are going to face a very good team with unbelievable players and of course a great manager and coaching staff and of course it will be tough".

The support will be split 50-50 so there will be far more United fans there than the allocation away teams get for Premier League games, but Spurs will still have the familiarity you get from playing at the same place all the time - and it is a definite advantage.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (left) embraces Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton before the Premier League match at the AMEX Stadium (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Images).

"I think that's showing by obviously the trophies we won past year and hopefully the trophies that are to come very shortly".

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Perhaps Sanchez's best display of the season came against Tottenham, but it was in an Arsenal shirt. Just as Mourinho's spectacular bust-ups with Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid - as well as various leading lights in his second stint at Chelsea - made little sense from an outside perspective, allowing Pogba to become alienated seems like a counterintuitive and non-productive thing to do.

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