FA CUP returns as eight clubs battle it out for domestic cup glory

The Emirates FA Cup is back today with Norwich City hosting Manchester United for the Quarter finals stage tonight at 7:30pm. Manchester United has been on a winning streak and are hoping to extend it today against Norwich. United haven’t lost a game in their last 12 matches and are likely to get the away win today and proceed to the semifinals. United are the second most successful club in this tournament with 12 titles.

 Also in the tournament are two clubs fighting for position 3 in the league, Leicester City and Chelsea. This is the biggest clash in the tournament since both teams are in good form currently and we are hoping for an interesting game as the foxes hosts the London blues tomorrow at 6pm.

Sheffield United will be hosting Arsenal tomorrow at 3pm.Arsenal are the most successful club in this tournament with 13 titles and are hoping to add another title in their cabinet. This tournament means a lot to them since it will be a good platform to redeem themselves after the poor performance in the league and in the UEFA Europa League where they got knocked out. Sheffield on the other hand has not lost a game to Arsenal in their last 2 games and are hoping to proceed to the semis. 

The title holders, Manchester City are hoping to defend the trophy as they travel to St. James Park stadium to meet Newcastle tomorrow at 8:30pm.The Cityzens have been quite successful in their pursuit for domestic trophies and are the current winners of the EFL Carabao Cup which they recently won in a final against Aston Villa. Now that the premiere league is gone, I believe their main focus would be in this title. Last Season they clinched a domestic treble and adding another trophy to their collection would be a good thing.

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Nemanja Matic pens down a new contract extending until 2023.

Serbian Midfielder Nemanja Matic is reported to have signed a new contract with Manchester United .It is a long term contract that will keep the defensive midfielder at United till 2023.This is a good move by the club considering he has played a big role in their victories more so after the restart. He was signed in 2017 from Chelsea, under Jose Mourinho’s management and his contract was supposed to run out by 2021.

Matic, who was injured before the break, is now back in good shape and top form and has reclaimed his position in the first eleven. The position was being held by Fred and Scott Mctominay who also proved to be quite prolific in holding that midfield.Now that he is back, he has been a constant starter and has very good chemistry with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

This contract extension means he might stay with the Red Devils until he is in his mid-30s.The Serbian is definitely part of Ole Gunnar’s club rebuilt plan.We now wait for an official statement by the club to announce his contract extenson.

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