Paul Scholes reacts to Man United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham
Paul Scholes delivers his verdict after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with West Ham United in the FA Cup quarter-finals
Paul Scholes believes that West Ham United will be the slight favourites to reach the FA Cup semi-finals after Manchester United had to come from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford to force a quarter-final replay.
After a goalless first half, United fell behind when Dimitri Payet’s stunning curled free-kick from 25 yards beat David De Gea in the 68th minute.
However, the home side drew level when Anthony Martial turned home a cross at the back post in the 83rd minute at Old Trafford.
The result means that United will take on West Ham at Upton Park for a place in a Wembley semi-final.
And Speaking on BT Sport after the final whistle, Scholes said: “I think they [United] will be [satisfied with the draw]. It’s not a bad result for them.
“I think it will be difficult game at West Ham and I’d have to make West Ham the slight favourites.
“But it stopped the rot – they got the draw and hopefully they can kick on.”
United now turn their attentions towards the return leg of their Europa League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Thursday night as they look to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit.