Date: 20th February 2017 at 4:05pm
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Following the hard-fought FA Cup 5th round tie, at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers, a tie United won 2-1 to grab a quarter-final tie with the current Premier League leaders, Chelsea, both managers spoke to the media.

Jose, relieved that his side had come back from a goal down to win 2-1, had this to say,

‘Did they give us a good game? More than good, they gave us a hard game and congratulations to them. Their approach was brave, strong. They had real competitors and if we didn’t have the right attitude from everybody we would be in real trouble.

‘For long periods of the game you couldn’t feel which one was the strongest team, they were brilliant. If they transfer this quality to the Championship they will have a big chance to survive.

‘We conceded a brilliant goal. It was a brilliant goal. The movement and shot was really good, it didn’t affect any player individually for us. We kept stable and we then scored a great goal.’


As for the beaten Blackburn Rovers boss, Owen Coyle, he had this to say,

‘We gave a very good account of ourselves but nobody likes losing games. We did enough to get another shot at it today.

‘We now have to show that display week in, week out in the Championship.

‘We know we have good footballers here, nobody could see they are short changed by us when it comes to entertainment.

‘We showed great spirit and courage to try and get an equaliser at the end and we will need those qualities for the rest of the season.’


Our best wishes go to Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season, they`re too big a club to be languishing in the Championship relegation places.