Daley Blind: Why I’m desperate to help Man United taste FA Cup glory
Daley Blind talks up the importance of the FA Cup ahead of Manchester United's fifth-round replay
Daley Blind insists that Manchester United are keen to taste FA Cup glory this season.
The Red Devils host Cambridge United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night’s replay as they look to book their place in the fifth round of the prestigious cup competition.
Louis van Gaal’s United side were held to a goalless draw by Cambridge last month as the Premier League side failed to break down their League Two opposition.
And Blind has warned United that they must take nothing for granted as they look to progress to the next round of the tournament.
“I saw the other matches the day after ours and of course now the other teams are out hopefully there might be more chance for us to win the cup. It’s in our minds,” Blind told MUTV.
“I think it is one of the best competitions I’ve ever played in,” beamed Herrera. “You look at the tournament and you see Chelsea losing at home against a League One team, Tottenham lost at home and Manchester City lost at home to Middlesbrough. It’s a very exciting competition. I love it.”
Blind also revealed how his Manchester United team-mate Juan Mata talked up the importance of the competition after the Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford from Ajax last summer.
He continued: “Juan [Mata] told me when he arrived it was his first trophy in England and we want to win it. I think we are one of the best teams left in this competition, but we have to show that and we also have to respect all the teams.”
Should Manchester United progress to the fifth round on Tuesday night, they will face a trip to either Preston or Sheffield United.
United beat Leicester City 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.