Darren Fletcher determined to win FA Cup with Manchester United

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Darren Fletcher is determined to ensure that, at the end of this season, he is not the only member of the Manchester United squad to have won the FA Cup with the club.

Despite United being the joint most successful club in the competition's history the Red Devils haven’t lifted the trophy they beat Millwall 3-0 in Cardiff 11 years ago.

They have reached the final on two occasions since 2004, but both have ended in heartbreak, and they haven’t managed to reach the showpiece for the last seven campaigns.

“It’s been too long since United have won this competition," Fletcher said.

“We really want to win it this year and, hopefully, we’ll look back on our result here as one of the most important ones if we go far in the competition.”

Upset avoided

Nerves were high amongst the United camp pre-kick off with the 4-0 Capital One Cup drubbing at MK Dons earlier this season still fresh in the memory.

Louis van Gaal, determined to not make the same mistake again, went with a line-up including Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao who both earned approximately the same in one day as the whole Yeovil wage bill for a week.

Despite United’s strong line-up, they struggled to break down a Yeovil side who lie on the foot of the League One table having won just one home league game this season and scoring just five goals.

Nervous moments

And if it wasn’t for Yeovil striker Kieffer Moore tripping over his own legs at the vital moment Van Gaal might have had another embarrassment on his hands at the home of the third-tier side.

Bad communication in the United defence saw the ball drop at Moore’s feet with the simplest of tasks but his tame shot was gobbled up with ease by the in-form David de Gea.

The Red Devils survived the scare and managed to see of Yeovil in the end thanks to a moment of brilliance from Ander Herrera and a scoring return to the team for Angel di Maria.

Fletcher will be hoping for a more comfortable tie in tonight's draw as his side aims to end the 11 year wait for FA Cup glory.

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