Manchester United progressed to the final of this season’s FA Cup after they secured a 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The Red Devils started the game on the back foot after an early Dele Alli opener but they managed to overturn the result with Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera finding the scoresheet.
Three things we learned:
Alexis Sanchez impresses once again at Wembley: The Chilean’s inclusion in the starting lineup raised plenty of questions, considering the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial impressed in midweek. Nevertheless, the move paid off with Sanchez bagging his sixth goal in five FA Cup ties at the stadium. Sanchez was said to distract the performance of Paul Pogba on the left flank but the pair combined splendidly for United’s opener which Sanchez scored off a brilliant header.
Spurs’ wait for silverware continues: Tottenham Hotspur unquestionably have one of the most talent squads across Europe, but their failure to deliver trophies may disintegrate the side sooner rather than later. With the Cup exit, Spurs have gone over a decade without any silverware and Mauricio Pochettino needs to end this feat next season at the least. The likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen are being watched by many of Europe’s elite and neither would want to stick for the long-term, without trophy success.
Jose Mourinho set for possible date with Chelsea: Mourinho has enjoyed a hot-cold relationship with the Blues fans since leaving Stamford Bridge and he would love to have another opportunity to beat the west London outfit. United and Chelsea have acquired a win apiece this campaign and the prospect of a final between them appears a distinct possibility. Chelsea are being fancied to beat Southampton in their semi-final on Sunday and barring a shock, we should witness Antonio Conte managing possibly his final Blues game at the Wembley Stadium next month.