Sunday, 27th January, 2013

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has explained that his team will be going all out to win the FA Cup this season, as he feels there has been too long a gap to when they won it last.

Ferguson’s men brushed aside Fulham at Old Trafford in the Fourth Round yesterday, beating Martin Jol’s team 4-1.

Manchester United last won the FA Cup in the 2003/04 campaign – too long ago for Ferguson, who wants to see the famous trophy return to the Old Trafford silverware cabinet this year.

"We picked a very strong team because we didn’t want to make any slip-ups", he told MUTV, pointing at a team containing David de Gea, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.


"The FA Cup is an important trophy for us this season. We haven’t won it for nearly 10 years", he added.

Ferguson also felt his team gave a good account of themselves against the Cottagers, with a performance he could be happy with.

"The players did well and it was quite comfortable. In the first half Fulham had a lot of possession and there were a couple of squeaky moments. But all in all it was a really good performance by us."

Manchester United now await the draw for the Fifth Round, which takes place later today.

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