Goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini put the Red Devils into a 2-0 lead and although the Hammers pulled a goal back and had a late goal chalked off for offside, they couldn't take the tie into extra time.
The Blues will face Louis van Gaal's at Wembley in a 5.15pm kick-off on Saturday 23rd April.
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1 Posted 13/04/2016 at 22:27:07
4 Posted 13/04/2016 at 22:39:18
5 Posted 13/04/2016 at 22:42:30
6 Posted 13/04/2016 at 22:46:06
This one will make it in the last 15 games we've played at the national stadium since 1984 (excluding the ZDS cup) 11 of them have been against the Mancs or the redshite, the two teams we like to beat the most.
I know some Blues said they wanted United, but getting past De Gea will be a serious problem for us. He was in great form tonight and has had a great season for them.
7 Posted 13/04/2016 at 22:48:02
10 Posted 13/04/2016 at 23:10:25
11 Posted 13/04/2016 at 23:14:36
12 Posted 13/04/2016 at 23:15:45
13 Posted 13/04/2016 at 23:19:27
14 Posted 13/04/2016 at 23:46:00
Plus De Gea is amazing in nets, the amount he saved towards the end of the game tonight, he was terrific.
15 Posted 14/04/2016 at 04:34:19
Lennon was hard working, but the team is not playing well at all. Big Rom has done nothing since the Chelsea game, so let's hope he can raise his game and not just his hands.
Mirallas should play on Saturday as Kone was quite bad. Besic looked really unfit and slow. Why is it that Barry at 35 looks fitter than all the younger players?
Martinez, for all his failings, is being backed by his manager and board. They are the ones we should be putting pressure on. Sad... and bad times are only going to get worse, the longer Martinez stays.
16 Posted 14/04/2016 at 06:40:43
Agreed. Not just a cup final place at stake here, there's a score to be settled.
Agree with you too, the players don't just have a score to settle with Man Utd, they have a debt to settle. As you say, they owe us "big time".
17 Posted 14/04/2016 at 07:28:25
My biggest worry is will the players even bother turning up and actually for once look arsed?
If Lukaku plays well and looks up for it then we have a chance but outside of him we have next to no goal threat at all. The only one you can guarantee will give his all is Lennon.
18 Posted 14/04/2016 at 07:49:51
40 points 40 points Man United...
40 points 40 points I say..
40 points 40 points Man United...
And we will belt you down Wembley Way!!!
Somehow, I can't see them being very scared, can you?
19 Posted 14/04/2016 at 08:00:27
20 Posted 14/04/2016 at 08:09:18
No, I don't want the latter to happen, but, knowing Blue Bill.........
21 Posted 14/04/2016 at 09:32:16
Anyway, we'll take Man Utd, I reckon; hopefully we'll raise our game. I really don't think RM has a chance of being here next season, even if we win the cup. Bill I feel is just a figurehead, the new owner is defo calling the shots. Again that's Imo, I hope I'm right.
22 Posted 14/04/2016 at 10:16:02
I suppose Lukaku may see it as a shop window for a global audience and a ticket to the Champions League but my feeling is that the ManUre players have more to play for as Van Gaal is their future at Old Trafford whereas we have young players like Stones and Lukaku who want away and older ones coming to the end of their careers anyway.
But, at the end of the day, this is all psycho bollocks; we went into a semi final 21 years ago as the underdogs of war and gave Spurs a footballing lesson.
A plea for the cessation of hostilities over the next two games and a return to the thunderous support which saw off Chelsea (no banners at Anfield FFS). Maybe the players might just want to win it for the fans.
ToffeeWebbers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains; you have a Cup to win.
23 Posted 14/04/2016 at 10:38:38
OK, that's a typo from the Echo, but surely only actually winning the trophy will get the players names written in history, winning semi-finals doesn't or at least it never used to be the case at Everton.
Perhaps the Freudian slip by the Echo is indeed accurate in that the Blues' biggest opponent at Wembley will be Everton?
24 Posted 14/04/2016 at 10:58:08
Well, I know it's the Semi, but this is the best chance a lot of our players will have of getting a sniff at the Cup. Some because of their age and others because they may be seeking fame and fortune at other clubs.
I hope they can just play for the day and not be constrained by goings on in the league. In fact, what Mike Keating has just posted sounds dead right to me.
I also wish Martinez would have kept what he said to the players within the four walls of the dressing room.
25 Posted 14/04/2016 at 11:06:44
26 Posted 14/04/2016 at 11:44:23
Confidence is low and if, as I expect, we get a beating at Anfield on the Wednesday, I forecast us going out of the competition with a whimper.
27 Posted 14/04/2016 at 13:01:48
We will have to rise to the occasion in a really big way on the day to stop our recent decline becoming a total disaster of a season and another kick in the teeth for our amazing fans.
28 Posted 14/04/2016 at 14:33:03
In some ways the game at Anfield could be a blessing in disguise it is a game where they simply have to lift themselves and if they can walk away with as much as a point, it might be the lift they need.
A win on Saturday would be nice of course but somehow the lethargy has set in and the derby might be the incentive needed to give them an injection of energy.
29 Posted 14/04/2016 at 16:24:01
I will be travelling down in expectation and don't expect to be disappointed.... more fool me, I suppose... but you have to believe!
30 Posted 14/04/2016 at 16:33:31
From a personal perspective, as I live in Manchester, my train down on Saturday is going to be chocca full of Mancs as will the train back the next day.
31 Posted 14/04/2016 at 16:36:47
32 Posted 14/04/2016 at 16:52:12
Virgin Trains warn that - due to planned work on the line - there will be no trains from London to Liverpool and Manchester after FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, 23 April between Everton and Manchester United.
That's helpful, eh...
33 Posted 14/04/2016 at 17:06:47
Despite all the stick that LVG has had, he still had the guts to play Rashford and Lingard even though Rooney was fit to play.
Confidence is low at present for both players and supporters, let's hope they can get a win under their belt before they get to Wembley.
34 Posted 14/04/2016 at 17:07:41
35 Posted 14/04/2016 at 19:29:54
Thanks in advance.
36 Posted 14/04/2016 at 19:49:24
38 Posted 14/04/2016 at 20:50:11
39 Posted 14/04/2016 at 21:00:23
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