The club hasn’t won the Cup for 11 years but they kept their hopes alive for this year by seeing off Preston on Monday night.
Louis van Gaal sent Ashley Young on after Scott Laird had put Preston 1-0 up and the 29-year-old changed the game as goals from Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney sealed a 3-1 win and Man United’s progression into the quarter-finals.
Speaking about United’s chances in the competition, Young said: “Of course we want to get back to winning ways and win this competition. We haven’t won it for a few years. But what’s important for us now is to get to the next round.
“We’re not thinking too far ahead. There are a lot of games coming up before Arsenal [in the sixth round] and we need to stay fully focused and concentrate on them.”
Young has done well to turn his United career around after becoming a scapegoat for David Moyes’ awful season in charge.
His pace and crossing ability are have developed into real assets for United and he will be needed in some capacity if United are to push on for both the FA Cup and Champions League spots.