United 1 - 1 West Ham
Varela(Darmian) Smalling Blind Rojo
Lingard(Memphis) Herrera Martial
Martial scored right at the end and forced a replay but I'm still disappointed. Why did we wait until we conceded a goal to have a real go at West Ham? Before that we had a few half chances here and there but nothing too worrying for West Ham's defence.
What's most annoying is the fact that this year we really had a great chance of winning the FA Cup and I feel that we fucked our chances with our failure to beat West Ham at Old Trafford. The big guns are all out and only Crystal Palace, Everton and Watford remain. They'd all be very winnable fixtures if we get through to the semis. Thing is, I really don't think that we will win at West Ham; they're a very good side especially at home!
The home factor should have helped us win this game. We used to be feared by European giants when we played at Old Trafford but definitely not anymore. Every team believes they can get something out of Old Trafford nowadays, especially this season. Last season there was a time when we looked we were on course to make Old Trafford the fortress it once was but we simply didn't manage to do so. Anyway, I hope we turn up against West Ham and beat them, this is our only real chance of silverware.
Speaking of silverware, we are playing Liverpool this Thursday in a game we must win at least by 3 goals. I don't really believe that we'll be able to win the tie but it's OK to dream. Whatever we do, I just hope we turn up. We were so poor in the first leg that it was embarrassing. Come on United!