Connect with us

Match Coverage

Wayne Rooney says “I’ve been there” as Manchester United avoid FA Cup “disaster”



| Last Updated:


Credit: BBC One

Wayne Rooney holds sympathy for Erik ten Hag as Manchester United make their way to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Manchester United will host Liverpool in the next round of the FA Cup following an intense 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Wednesday evening.

With the tie sat at 0-0, it was Casemiro who provided the magic touch with less than 5 minutes of regulation time remaining, diving low to redirect a Bruno Fernandes free-kick past Matt Turner.

Read More: Manchester United player SLAMMED for “same old” performance vs Forest

Wayne Rooney, speaking to the BBC after the fixture, explained that he feels United are not quite in the crisis position that many claim and that the game against Forest was a “good win”.

“United lose one game and it’s a crisis – I’ve seen that, I’ve been there,” he said. “But tonight was a good win and a good reaction from the Fulham game.”

United will next face Manchester City in the Premier League, with Rooney believing that it is a “big challenge” for Ten Hag.

“The derby is a big challenge coming up. Manchester City are a fantastic team, and it’s a big challenge.”

Meanwhile, Alan Shearer believes that United have avoided a disaster with their win against Forest.

“There’s no doubt about it, this was a massive game for Manchester United and Erik ten Hag,” he said. “Going out of the FA Cup would have been a disaster for them.

“It’s not about how well you play. Their name is in the hat. They lacked quality at times, but Bruno Fernandes delivered, and Casemiro got on the end of it.”