Manchester United won 4-0 at Huish Park on Friday night, beating Yeovil Town in FA Cup fourth round match. It was a good performance for several players, including debutant’s Alexis Sanchez and Angel Gomes and convalescent Michael Carrick. Man United progressed towards the fifth round and are now four matches away from returning the oldest trophy in football’s history to their trophy cabinet.
However, after one match ends, all heads turn to the next challenges. That is what Man United will certainly do, especially considering their following run of fixtures. Some of them could be decisive for United’s season in the whole. Therefore, such a classy win over a League Two side is always a good thing.
Tottenham And Chelsea In The Premier League
In the following four weeks, Manchester United will have some big tests. Looking at the Premier League, it is obvious who the toughest opponents are. First up are Tottenham, this coming Wednesday. Manchester United will be travelling to London to play Spurs in a match that is very important for both clubs. United will want to keep their impeccable record in 2018. They have not conceded a single goal since the Boxing Day and have won all their matches in the New Year.
Tottenham on the other side will have to repay their fans with a great performance. Mauricio Pochettino’s side surprised everyone with their 1-1 draw against Newport County in FA Cup and will have to play a replay at Wembley. Spurs were losing on Saturday for the most part of the match and they now need to show an improvement.
Chelsea, on the other hand will come as the last of the six matches in this month-long cycle. This time United will host the Blues after a 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge. On the night United were not up to their best and until then Alexis Sanchez might hit his great form, helping the Reds in their race for the second place.
If Manchester United win both of this matches it will be obvious they are far away from any of the 18 remaining Premier League clubs and, who knows, Manchester City might drop some points in the process.
Champions League Returns
By the time 21 February comes, it will be two and a half months since United played their last Champions League game. It was a long process – and it still is – in between and Jose Mourinho’s team should do their best to reach the peak form when the match against Sevilla occurs.
United, as Group A winners, will play the first leg in Spain, which could give them a good preparation for the upcoming challenges. Setting up a bit more counter-attacking could give the Devils an edge and a chance to break a more vulnerable side that Sevilla defensively is.
Who Is Up Next In FA Cup?
Manchester United progressed to the fifth round of FA Cup and on Monday will find out who will be their next rival. Several matches are yet to be decided – some of them will have to see a replay match – and United could get anyone from the top English sides all the way to Coventry City, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic…
This competition should be very important for Manchester United. The club must try to win it and continue improving the winning mentality of the squad. It may not be the Premier League, but it will make the players even hungrier to reach the targets in the coming seasons.