FA Cup

Ten Hag can still rescue United’s season with potential FA Cup glory.

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Manchester United vs Coventry Preview

By: Babatunde Ajibade (Manchester United correspondent)
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Manchester United is set to take on Coventry City in a pivotal FA Cup Semifinal showdown at Wembley Stadium. With City awaiting in the Final, this match carries immense significance for Erik ten Hag, who might need to secure a trophy to convince the new part owners of United Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team about his suitability for the job come next season. Coventry City, currently positioned 8th in the championship, has defied expectations during this cup run, despite their standing in the league. Having seen off the challenge of Premier League side Wolves in the previous round, Coventry will be confident they can pose a significant challenge for United’s vulnerable defense, particularly with key defenders absent and the team’s inconsistency in fielding a consistent lineup.


Coventry City’s season has been a blend of solid performances and missed opportunities. Despite a sluggish start due to squad rebuilding, they have impressed in the FA Cup, clinching notable victories against strong opponents. Their journey to the semifinals has reignited hope among fans, with players such as Ben Sheaf, Bobby Thomas, Haji Wright, and Ellis Simms making significant impacts. A victory against Manchester United would not only evoke past glory but also uplift a season that commenced with uncertainty.

In contrast, Manchester United’s season has been turbulent, characterized by underperformance and inconsistency. Criticisms have been rampant regarding their results compared to their actual performances, underscoring the necessity for structural and tactical adjustments. The FA Cup presents an opportunity to salvage pride from an otherwise disappointing season, albeit their path to the semifinals has been arduous. Historically dominant in the competition, Manchester United faces a resilient Coventry side determined to rewrite history.


Ten Hag might need FA Cup to rescue what has been an underwhelming season.


As both teams gear up for this critical encounter, Coventry seeks to transcend league frustrations and relive past triumphs, while Manchester United aims to restore dignity to a season marred by disappointment. The FA Cup promises a captivating clash, emblematic of its dramatic narratives and fairy-tale endings. The last meeting between these two teams was in the League Cup in 2007, which ended 2-0 in favor of Coventry.

Manchester United record against Coventry:

Games won: 43
Games drawn: 17
Games lost: 23


Team News:

Coventry City: Tatsuhiro Sakamoto and Jamie Allen are the only absentees for Coventry. Key players like Ben Sheaf and Haji Wright are expected to play pivotal roles in their lineup.

Manchester United: Manchester United is facing a hefty injury list, with Lisandro Martínez, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, and others out injured. Willy Kambwala is likely to partner Harry Maguire in defense.



While Coventry City will undoubtedly put up a spirited fight, Manchester United’s quality and experience should see them through to victory. Expect a competitive encounter, but ultimately, Manchester United is likely to advance to the next round of the FA Cup.

Manchester United 3-1 Coventry City


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    • Babatunde Ajibade

      Thank you

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