After a Scott McTominay strike saw Manchester United defeat West Ham to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, Harry Maguire released a call for trophies.
Thanks to McTominay’s fine finish in extra-time, which was needed after a goalless first 90 minutes of action at Old Trafford, United booked their place in the last eight of the competition.
To help hold the Hammers at bay, Maguire created a stellar display at the rear, with the Red Devils still on track after the 1-0 win for their first piece of silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
On a cold Tuesday night in Manchester, both sides failed to carve out clear-cut opportunities, with Victor Lindelof coming closest during a regular time when West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski parried his deflected header to the post.
In the first half of extra time, United turned up the pace for a notch and was rewarded when McTominay completed a fluid counterattack after being teed up in the 97th minute by a neat Marcus Rashford flick.
The side of David Moyes subsequently pressed hard for an equalizer but could find no way through the stubborn rearguard of the Red Devils, with the visitors eventually suffering their fourth consecutive FA Cup loss to United.
Last season, it was painful to lose in the semi-finals as we did, but we have to win trophies,” Maguire told MUTV.” We must expect that of each other. Yeah. We do.
“We demand that we win trophies and it’s vital the team starts winning trophies, for the club and the fans as well.”
Meanwhile, Solskjaer told BBC Sport, “I thought we were dominating. We’re in the hat and that’s what we wanted. We want to challenge and we want to go to the final. That’s what we’re here for at Man Utd. You’re lucky with drawings in the cup sometimes-we haven’t been so lucky-but we’re moving another step closer to the final.”