FA Cup: Herrera calls for calm after Man United win against Tottenham

United want to win everything next year says Wembley hero Sanchez

Whilst there can be little doubt that Spurs are pointing in the right direction, after the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United the first signs of discontent from the manager emerged and for Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Michel Vorm has said that his side "are close but so far away" after being knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage.

But Alexis Sanchez levelled and they controlled the second half in which Ander Herrera scored the victor.

For Spurs, it was an eighth straight FA Cup semi-final loss and ends their chance of winning their first piece of silverware since 2008.

He said: "Right now I am at Man United and I am thinking exclusively about the present, the FA Cup and the coming World Cup. Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: "[Pochettino] has done a brilliant job at Tottenham in the four and a half years he's been there. He's the coach, he's going to make choices and I, as a player, I accept him.

Instantaneous success has been the watchword since the Premier League's inception with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and United all throwing megabucks at players to ensure success.

Since beginning his managerial career in the early 2000s Jose Mourinho has never hid where he stands when it comes to football.

Essentially they need four more points to guarantee this historical feat.

"It brings me good luck, I've scored a lot of goals here with Chile, against England, with Arsenal and now Man United, now I have another final to look forward to here", he added.

"In the big games, the big players tend to turn up".

Their defeat means Pochettino has not won anything in his four seasons at the club and the worry for them now is what happens next.

A number of players may be quietly weighing up their options as they desperately pursue silverware, but there are now concerns about the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino too.

Sanchez will have an extended break this summer because of Chile's failure to qualify for the World Cup, and United can only benefit if his rest enables him to produce more performances like this next season.

Sanchez understandably took the plaudits after the match, as his goal and overall attacking play levelled the scores for United and helped them win the tie.



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