Brighton boss Chris Hughthon admits Saturday’s FA Cup quarterfinal at Manchester United will be one of the biggest moments of his managerial career.
Hughton has rotated his squad for previous rounds but intends to name a strong starting XI for what he anticipates will be a fantastic occasion for the south coast club and their army of travelling supporters.
“It’s right up there. There isn’t one player that won’t want to play, there won’t be one [Brighton] supporter that won’t be looking forward to the game,” said Hughton when asked where this game ranks in his coaching career.
“These are the moments that you work as hard as you do for in what I think has been a good but tough season so far.
“The likes of ourselves don’t generally get to quarterfinals and semifinals and you have to give it all you’ve got.
“To go through would be wonderful for this club. It’s a big task and United will be clear favourites.”
“What we can get confidence from is that on our last visit to Old Trafford we played very well,” he said. “We didn’t come away with a [positive] result, but we played very well. We will have to do the same again.”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho goes into the game under pressure after their surprise midweek Champions League exit to Spanish side Sevilla. The FA Cup now represents their only chance of silverware this season.
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