Man U to host Brighton in FA Cup quarter-final + other features

Man U to host Brighton in FA Cup quarter-final + other features

Beating Brighton & Hove Albion in their latest tie will not be easy but Coventry City and their fans are living an FA Cup dream which the success-starved club simply do not want to end.

But he is wary of an upset after the Sky Blues embarrassed Stoke in the third round of the competition last month, a result which cost Mark Hughes his job.

"From our point of view, we've been very fortunate this season that we haven't had a lot of injuries and when that's the case you have a lot of players pushing to play", said Hughton, whose team have been drawn away to Manchester United in the last eight of the cup.

"What we are very, very conscious of is that this is the cup and any team that Coventry put out, they'll be fighting very hard to make sure that they are the team that go through".

"It's a good opportunity (for him) as it's his first game and he has been injured". We are still learning about him.

Brighton's club record signing Jurgen Locadia was delighted to get off the mark on his debut this afternoon. Leonardo (Ulloa) made some good movement for the first goal.

Jordan Maguire-Drew, on loan from Brighton, is ineligible and Kyel Reid is cup-tied for the League Two side.

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Mourinho later explained that he was asking Pogba to concentrate on his game and substituting him was a tactical decision. Pogba was said to be irritated at not being employed more offensively, but Mourinho said that was not true.

Captain Michael Doyle and right-back Jack Grimmer, who scored the victor against Stoke in the third round, are both doubts.

Locadia received a standing ovation when he was substituted with 13 minutes remaining and Hughton was pleased with the 24-year-old's instant impact and that he can now play a part in Brighton's Premier League survival bid.

'The players involved that time will know the affect it has on you.

Brighton have beaten Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough in their FA Cup matches so far this season.

The Sky Blues have lost four consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time since December 2016.

"We were favourites going into the game and not only favourites, we scored very early in the game, " Hughton said.

With Coventry in the shake-up for the play-offs and Brighton still in the relegation mix, neither of these sides really need this game right now.

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