Alejandro Garnacho impressed Man Utd to a late 3-1 win over West Ham as Erik ten Hag’s males progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals, the place they are going to host Fulham.
Sunday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle secured the Previous Trafford giants’ first silverware since 2017 within the Carabao Cup, however the supervisor’s instant message to his gamers was to ‘get again to work’.
United regarded set to be introduced right down to earth with a bump after Mentioned Benrahma gave David Moyes’ West Ham a deserved lead at Previous Trafford.
However Nayef Aguerd’s 77th-minute personal purpose sparked a powerful turnaround, with teenager Garnacho’s very good Ninetieth-minute effort adopted by a stoppage-time strike from Fred in a 3- 1. Their quarter-final will happen the weekend of March 18 and 19.
There was a way of aid amid the elated celebrations as Ten Hag’s males progressed from the fifth-round draw regardless of a shaky efficiency, retaining their hopes of a four-fold alive.
“I see one other step at this time,” supervisor Ten Hag mentioned of Garnacho. “I instructed him earlier than the sport ‘it is time so that you can have an effect once you arrive, however now you need to have an effect as a starter’.
“I feel he is able to it, in order that’s the subsequent step he has to take.
“This [fearlessness] is a part of his expertise. However actually, it is a fantastic ability once you’re fearless, once you’re courageous.
“He is likely one of the gamers who I feel has such a particular ability.
“There aren’t so many gamers in world soccer who can tackle gamers, who’re capable of decide on gamers and dribble previous them.
“However he has extra expertise than that, for instance, ending.
“I see he has a giant engine too. He is fast and quick, however he can hold operating for 90 or 120 minutes.”
United began brightly as Antony missed an effort earlier than West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola – set for an extended spell as a starter because of Lukasz Fabianski’s fractured cheekbone – denied Garnacho.
Moyes’ males stepped up after that shaky begin and had a fantastic probability to open the scoring halfway by way of the primary half.
Benrahma popped a ball between Maguire and Victor Lindelof to place Michail Antonio on purpose, however De Gea unfold broad and blocked the returning ahead’s shot with a robust proper arm. Tomas Soucek handed very near the ensuing nook.
Man Utd’s 10 unimaginable dwelling attracts in home cups
Since shedding 3-1 to Leicester within the FA Cup quarter-finals within the 2020/21 season, Man Utd have been introduced on to play at dwelling in ten consecutive home cup matches.
This contains Wednesday’s FA Cup quarter-final draw, the place they have been drawn at dwelling to Fulham.
September 22, 2021: Man Utd 0-1 West Ham – EFL Cup
January 10, 2022: Man Utd 1-0 Aston Villa – FA Cup
February 4, 2022: Man Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough (7-8 pens) – FA Cup
November 10, 2022: Man Utd 4-2 Aston Villa – EFL Cup
December 21, 2022: Man Utd 2-0 Burnley – EFL Cup
January 6, 2023: Man Utd 3-1 Everton – FA Cup
January 10, 2023: Man Utd 3-0 Charlton – EFL Cup
January 28, 2023: Manchester United 3-1 Studying – FA Cup
March 1, 2023: Man Utd 3-1 West Ham – FA Cup
March 2023: Man Utd v Fulham – FA Cup
*Excluding Carabao Cup semi-final spherical journey in opposition to Nottingham Forest
Benrahma was pulling the strings and bought Emerson Palmieri to fizzle over a tantalizing cross, De Gea denying as Antonio had given the ball away within the first place.
The Spaniard crumbled effectively to stop Soucek from heading dwelling with a deep cross from Benrahma because the Hammers had the primary probability of the second half, with Weghorst then hitting broad on the different finish.
The groups traded assaults looking for a sport opener which arrived for the guests within the 54th minute.
Half-time substitute Casemiro claimed Soucek had rolled the ball out of play for a throw-in and United light as play continued, Emerson decreasing for Benrahma to fold brilliantly at dwelling.
United’s pleas for it to be canceled fell on deaf ears because the purpose was given the inexperienced gentle by VAR.
Pablo Fornals struck simply throughout the web and Antonio rounded new Lisandro Martinez because the Hammers threatened to take the tie away from the hosts.
However Ten Hag’s substitutions gave a lift to this mentally resilient group, prompting a belated response.
A well-taken strike from Casemiro was denied by Areola and substitute Marcus Rashford struck from wide selection, earlier than Previous Trafford burst when Casemiro headed in Fernandes’ free-kick within the 72nd minute.
However these celebrations have been reduce brief because the substitute had clearly moved offside, that means the VAR overview was unnecessarily extended.
The touring West Ham followers took benefit of the second, just for their night time to rapidly go downhill from the 77th minute.
Once more, it was a free-kick from Fernandes into the guts of it, with gamers rising to satisfy his nook and visiting defender Aguerd inadvertently heading for his personal purpose.
Garnacho noticed penalty appeals ignored and Casemiro noticed a header saved because the hosts pushed for a late winner, Fernandes seeing a harmful cross reduce off.
That depth finally introduced two late targets as United sealed the progress.
Weghorst noticed a shot blocked and the ball flew by way of the air, Garnacho taking a throw-in earlier than chilling dwelling a right-footed roller previous the Stretford Finish.
Fred added the shine within the fifth minute of stoppage time, crashing after Weghorst pressured Aguerd.
Keane: West Ham have been ineffective, laughable
sky sports activities Specialist Roy Keane blasted David Moyes’ Hammers for a ‘stunning’ second-half show, accusing the Londoners of offering three targets for United.
When requested if he ever thought West Ham would maintain on for a win, Keane replied TVI: “It by no means occurs. Seen all the pieces earlier than. They arrive, get slightly dizzy, have a chance.
“Numerous groups, the Spurs of this world, they arrive to Previous Trafford, have a couple of possibilities and so they’re all fired up and so they find yourself getting crushed.
“Defensively, West Ham have been stunning. Completely stunning [and] ineffective within the second half. They conceded three targets!
“Give United credit score, you knew there could be a response. The actually good video games discover a option to win. We noticed the supply of set items on the weekend and the contributions from substitutes. Fred scored. However there aren’t any surprises in what we noticed tonight.
“I’ve seen it over time, West Ham are laughable. You have got possibilities, you need to take them. You discuss small margins, gamers should do their job!”
Requested about West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s position in Aguerd’s purpose, Keane added: “The goalkeeper has to return there. I keep in mind the goalkeeper coach I used to be working with used to say, ‘Strike out.’ You are available and take individuals out.
“However you look [Areola and his West Ham defenders] there and so they chat like they’re at Starbucks.
“Go and get the individuals out. Come on with violence. That is your job.”
Full FA Cup quarter-final draw
Manchester Metropolis v Burnley
Manchester United v Fulham
Brighton v Grimsby
Sheffield United v Blackburn
FA Cup key dates
- Quarter-finals – To be performed the weekend of March 18 and 19
- Semi-finals – To be performed on the weekend of April 22 and 23
- Ultimate – Saturday June 3
Manchester United go to Liverpool within the Premier League at Anfield on nice sunday; kick off at 4:30 p.m. West Ham go to Brighton on the Amex Stadium on Saturday; kick off 3 p.m.
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