Manchester United legend urges side to end FA Cup drought

The Red Devils have not won the historic competition since 2004, and Denis Law has stressed the tournament’s importance.

Manchester United face Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup today, with the Old Trafford club’s last success in the tournament ten years ago, in 2004.

Ahead of the clash with Michael Laudrup’s men, United legend Denis Law has stressed the importance of the tournament and urged the Manchester side to end the trophy drought.

"Absolutely. I would think the FA Cup since that particular time has not lost its glamour but has maybe lost a wee bit of importance because of the Champions League,” he told United’s official website.

"Not just the European competition itself but also the fact that it’s important to get into the Champions League via your position in the Premier League as well. But the FA Cup is always a huge trophy anyway. No matter what you say about teams winning the league or the Champions League, they want to win the FA Cup as well.

"Even though at times, with some clubs, it might not look like it, they all want to play at Wembley and win it. We have got a fairly big squad as well and I am sure they would all love to win it."

There is no doubt that the Premier League and Champions League will be the priorities this term for David Moyes and his men, but the FA Cup could well offer the side’s only real chance of silverware.

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