Search

Ferguson tells Man Utd to go all out for FA Cup ahead of West Ham clash

08:14 16 January 2013

Manchester United

Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match at the DW Stadium, Wigan. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

PA Wire

Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered Manchester United to “have a go” at the FA Cup.

United entertain West Ham at Old Trafford tonight hoping to book a last-32 clash with Fulham.

It would take them a small step closer to glory in a competition they have won a record 11 times, but not since 2004, meaning only Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher have winners’ medals, along with Robin van Persie, who was introduced as a late substitute when Arsenal beat United in the 2005 final.

“We want to try and have a go at this FA Cup,” Ferguson told MUTV.

“We haven’t had a run for a long time, two or three years, and we have had some bad draws.

“We’re at home tonight and we have got to take advantage of that.

“If we get through, we have got another home tie so there’s a big incentive for the club to make sure we get through.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:53
Women in Essex are being urged to take up football (pic: essexfa.com)

Latest news from the Essex FA

FIFA
Yesterday, 15:00
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: LOFC).

Young Dulwich Hamlet defender linking up with Brisbane Road club for pre-season

Football League
Yesterday, 14:48
Kingsford pupils had mixed fortunes this season

Year 10 footballers experience highs and lows

Yesterday, 14:15
East Ham Active hope to coax over 50s out of cricket retirement with free sessions (pic: Graham Hodges)

East Ham Active are putting on free sessions to encourage over 50s back to sport

Most read sport

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder