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Ander Herrera keen to bring FA Cup back to Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is eager to win the FA Cup in his first season at the club. 

The Premier League giants will play Yeovil in the third round in January aiming to end their 11-year wait for the trophy having last triumphed under Sir Alex Ferguson way back in 2004.

And Herrera already has his sights firmly set on triumphing in the competition this season after Arsenal's victory in May drew them level on 11 titles with the Old Trafford outfit. 

Hopeful Herrera

The 25-year-old was speaking to the Manchester Evening News and admitted the players are reminded every day just how ingrained the competition is into their illustrious history. 

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"I have seen on the walls at the Carrington training ground how many times we have won the FA Cup," he said. 

"It’s an important competition for United but all the competitions are important for the club because we always want to win everything."

Bitter disappointments

United have reached the final on just two occasions since they last reigned supreme, and Louis Van Gaal will be focused on ending their wait for the trophy in his first season at the club. 

A year on from their last victory they met Arsenal in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, but despite dominating lost the game via a penalty shoot-out after the sides had drawn a blank over 120 minutes. 

They then featured in the first final at the new Wembley against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in 2007, but despite having dethroned the Blues as league champions mere weeks earlier they were gunned down by a Didier Drogba goal to deny them the chance of the double. 

Victory in England's most prestigious cup competition could also act as a catalyst for future success, with Herrera amongst a number of players who are vying to win their first trophy in English football. 

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