Herrera: We must show our fighting spirit

Ander Herrera believes Manchester United’s team spirit could be key to winning Wednesday’s FA Cup sixth-round replay against West Ham United at Upton Park.

The Spanish midfielder is a big admirer of the game’s oldest cup competition and recognises the importance of the trophy to both the club and the fans.

A place in the semi-final against Everton at Wembley awaits the winner of Wednesday’s nights clash and Herrera has claimed the Reds will be doing everything possible to book their spot.

Speaking to MUTV, Herrera said “I know how important the FA Cup is for our fans. We do not have players in the dressing room who have won it for United. I was talking to Michael Carrick about it and he told me he wants to win and get to Wembley.”

“In the Premier League you show your balance by being consistent over a season, but in the cup you show your spirit and your desire to win. The FA Cup is a big competition, it’s very emotional.”

“If we beat West Ham then we will have a chance to play at Wembley, which is a fantastic stadium. I have a lot of things in my mind about being there and we have a big chance to be there, but of course West Ham away will not be easy.”