Top teams already knocked out, MU Time Champion
Manchester – A number of the top teams of the Premier League has been frozen out of the FA Cup. Manchester United were assessed had a greater opportunity to lift the championship trophy.
FA Cup fourth round and bring a big surprise to the exclusion of four teams of six Premier League. Chelsea sacked Bradford City, Manchester City terminated Middlesbrough, Tottenham Hotspur were forced to lift the suitcase by Leicester City, while Southampton defeated Crystal Palace.
Meanwhile, Liverpool still have to replay the match against Bolton Wanderers. While Arsenal already holding a ticket to the fifth round.
The number of top teams already eliminated makes Louis van Gaal optimistic staring FA Cup. The Dutch manager believes chance ‘Red Devils’ for the greater champion.
“When there are many high-potential team champion knocked out, then the greater your chances. We are still in the FA Cup and a lot of teams do not,” said Van Gaal as quoted by ESPN FC.
It also expressed by Luke Shaw. Chelsea defender was assessing his team had a great chance to become a champion.
“Obviously, especially now when you look at the teams that have been eliminated. There are not many great teams left, so I think we should see it as a positive thing,” said Shaw.
MU will undergo a repeat match against Cambridge United at Old Trafford on Tuesday (02/03/2015), after the previous meeting only a 0-0 draw. Van Gaal is hoping victory over Leicester City became the inspiration for United to beat Cambridge.
“Everyone wants to reciprocate. Rooney said before the match against Leicester: ‘Do you remember how we got to lose?’ That’s great and it’s also the same feeling with Cambridge, but I think it’s not a big motivation. The motivation is the FA Cup, “said Van Gaal.
“Manchester United have 11 years did not win it, so the best team does not always win. It’s also about the underdog. That’s our warning for Tuesday,” he added.