Manchester United vs Fulham LIVE: Latest FA Cup updates


Cups bring a winning culture – Ten Hag

Follow live updates as Manchester United host Fulham for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals. Erik ten Hag’s side are continuing their push for a cup treble as they look to advance to Wembley for the second time this season. The games are coming thick and fast for United, having already lifted the Carabao Cup and securing their progress to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Marco Silva’s side will therefore look to pull off an upset as Fulham hope to reach their first FA Cup semi-final since 2022. Fulham come into the game off the back of bruising losses to Arsenal and Brentford, but beat Leeds in the fifth round to set up a tie against United.

The fixture takes place following the FA Cup semi-final draw, with Manchester City and Sheffield United already booking their place in the hat. Follow live updates from Manchester United vs Fulham, following the FA Cup draw, in our blog below


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Erik ten Hag has revealed he has met Sir Jim Ratcliffe as the billionaire bids to buy Manchester United.

Ratcliffe, a lifelong United fan whose chemical company Ineos are among the potential purchasers, was at their Carrington training complex on Friday as talks continue to buy out the Glazer family’s 69 percent share in the club.

“I just met him and shook hands but I am focused on the game,” said Ten Hag, whose side face Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-finals today. “Others in the club are dealing with potential investors.”

The Ineos delegation also included co-owners Andy Currie and John Reece, plus sport chiefs Rob Nevin and Jean Claude Blanc as well as director of sport Sir Dave Brailsford.

Representatives of Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani, the Qatari billionaire, visited United on Thursday but Ten Hag was in Spain then, overseeing victory over Real Betis in the Europa League.

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 16:01


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

GOAL! It’s four for Brighton! Solly March gets another!

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:56


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

GOAL! That is stunning from Brighton’s Evan Ferguson. The 18-year-old scores his second of the afternoon with a thumping finish.

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:45


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There is no Raphael Varane in the Manchester United squad today. The defender has been ruled out because of injury but is expected to be back in time to face Newcastle after the international break. Harry Maguire starts alongside Lisandro Martinez, while Antony makes the bench.

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Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:43


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom hopes to avoid Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals so loanee Tommy Doyle can emulate his boyhood dream.

Doyle has the chance to follow in the footsteps of his grandfathers by playing at Wembley after firing the Blades into the FA Cup semi-finals with a stunning injury-time winner against Blackburn.

The midfielder, who is on loan from City, has watched video footage of his paternal grandfather Mike Doyle and maternal grandfather Glyn Pardoe playing at the national stadium for his parent club in the late 1960s and 1970s and he could now do so himself after his 25-yard thunderbolt earned a dramatic 3-2 quarter-final win at Bramall Lane.

That dream could be complicated if the Blades are paired with Pep Guardiola’s side, who may not give permission for Doyle and fellow loanee James McAtee to play against them.

Heckingbottom said: “My wish is we don’t draw City, we don’t complicate things with the loans, that is just what I wish, but we will wait and see.

“It would have to be discussed, it just complicates things, if we avoid them they are our players and if we drew them, they are their players.”

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom congratulates Tommy Doyle (Nigel French/PA).

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Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:40


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw, Sabitzer, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson, Palhinha, Reed, Andreas, De Cordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Willian

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:32


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

GOAL! Brighton have doubled their lead against Grimsby and are heading into the semi-finals. A lovely touch and finish from Evan Ferguson means there is a long way back for the fourth-tier side.

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:26


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

Manchester United will be without Casemiro today as the midfielder begins his four-game domestic suspension following his second red card of the season. Alejandro Garnacho is out with an ankle injury, while Antony and Anthony Martial are doubts after they didn’t travel to Spain in midweek. Team news will be out in around 15 minutes.

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:16


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

Manchester United will welcome Fulham to Old Trafford hoping to continue their quest for a makeshift treble. United beat Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday and will face their cross-town rivals Sevilla in the quarter-finals. Having won the Carabao Cup in February, Erik ten Hag’s men will want to stay in the hunt in the FA Cup, with the club still looking to win a three-cup treble this season.

Fulham come into the game off the back of bruising losses to Arsenal and Brentford, but beat Leeds United in the fifth round to set up a tie against United.The Cottagers have a dire FA Cup record having never won the competition. They were runners-up on one occasion in the 1974/75 season. Fulham fans will be hoping for a change in their domestic cup fortunes, but history tells us that that is unlikely.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 15:06


FA Cup semi-final draw: Latest updates

Sheffield United’s match-winner Tommy Doyle, speaking to ITV: “It feels amazing. We worked really hard. We made it difficult for ourselves at times but to be going to Wembley is a special feeling.”

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Jamie Braidwood19 March 2023 14:57

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