Manchester United have booked their place in the FA Cup semi final for the first time since 2009. Just like that occasion, United will face Everton again.

The game finished 0-0 and went to extra-time and penalties, although United were denied a stonewall second half penalty when Phil Jagielka brought down Danny Welbeck. Ahead of kick-off, David Moyes claimed that referee Mike Riley was a United fan, which may have influenced his decision making.

United lost the penalty shoot-out and Michael Carrick says some of the older players feel like that was a great opportunity that we missed out on.

We were talking about that before the game actually, a couple of the boys. We felt that was one that got away from us. We haven’t done well enough in this competition over recent years and we’re well aware of that. We’re desperate to go all the way this time.

It’s been a season of setbacks and then good results, it’s so frustrating but we keep trying to get that consistency. We have a couple of good games and then a bad one sets us back. This is an opportunity for us now, it’s a one-off game. We’ll go down there and look forward to it but getting to Wembley is not the end. It’s a semi-final so we haven’t achieved anything yet.

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