MANCHESTER – Manchester United last time felt the FA Cup trophy in 2004, decade over the Red Devils fasting title of the world‘s oldest competition. Inevitably these circumstances create serious stare United FA Cup this season.
United seriousness the tournament revealed by the club’s manager, Louis van Gaal. Against Yeovil Town Sunday night tomorrow (05/01/2015), Wayne Rooney et al clearly favored because of its superior quality on paper.
But the FA Cup often bring surprises when small teams beat big teams, especially the United felt at the beginning of the season when defeated 4-0 by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.
Van Gaal knows the FA Cup can be quickly access his team to clinch the title this season. The prestige of the tournament itself, already well-known in the Netherlands which became his homeland.
“Yes I think so. FA Cup shortest way to success, you’re right. We are very interested and I think the players too. In the Netherlands, we already know the old FA Cup is one of the most important competitions in football, “said Van Gaal reported Soccerway, Saturday (01/03/2015).
“The FA Cup was shown on television many times, when the public does not broadcast the matches outside the country,” he continued.
Coach nicknamed The Tulip Iron was also confirmed that the FA Cup is important seen in the UK, things are different when it handles Ajax Amsterdam and Barcelona advance.
“We know from our elimination at the beginning of the season (Capital One Cup) that the league is not at all influential in the tournament, but I also know it at Ajax and Barcelona. So it is not just happening in the UK, “said the former Dutch national team tactics interpreter.
“It’s always a surprise when you play against a small team, because you assume to win it, but it was not like that in football. I was lost in Ajax against Cambuur, even so in Barcelona with third division. I do not remember anything – all erased in my mind, but we lost, “he said