West Ham star Aaron Cresswell believes Manchester United replay is perfect final cup tie at Upton Park

Upton Park

The two Premier League sides drew 1-1 when they met at Old Trafford this weekend.

Aaron Cresswell believes that a replay against Manchester United is one of the best fixtures that West Ham could have been given as the final cup tie that will be played at the Boleyn Ground, The Sun reports.

The Hammers were denied a place in the last four of the FA Cup after Anthony Martial's late equaliser cancelled out Dimitri Payet's stunning free-kick when the two sides met at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And with the semi-final and final being played at Wembley, Slaven Bilic's men know going into the game that whatever happens, it will be the last time that they host a cup tie at Upton Park before they move to the Olympic Stadium at the end of the season. And Cresswell suggested that it is the perfect game for such an occasion. 

"It doesn't get much better - the quarter-final against Manchester United," he told The Sun.

"It's going to be the last FA Cup tie at the Boleyn Ground and hopefully we can make it a special night for the fans.

"I am sure they are looking forward to that as well."

As West Ham obviously cannot win the trophy on their home ground, it would arguably be the ideal way to tie in the club's farewell to the stadium if the game that potentially sees them through to Wembley is played there. 

And the prospect of knocking out the highest ranked team other than themselves left in the competition during that contest could make the occasion even more fitting. 

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