Muhamed Besic calls for Everton unity ahead of FA Cup semi final

The Blues are set to take on Manchester United this week.

Everton fans, players and staff should all put on a united front to progress in the FA Cup, Muhamed Besic has told the Liverpool Echo.

The Blues take on Manchester United in the FA Cup semi final at Wembley this week, with Louis van Gaal’s side having managed to overcome West Ham United.

They head into the game in a less than harmonious mood though as poor performances this season have led to widespread discontent at Goodison Park.

Most of the ire has been aimed at manager Roberto Martinez, with some calling for him to be sacked either now or at the end of the season.

Besic though has called for a united front to help the side reach the FA Cup final and potentially go on and win the cup.

“You can’t say the season is all bad,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“Maybe we didn’t win so many games but we are also in the semi-final. They should be behind us.”

“That’s the fans, they are always right, that is not a problem for us, I just mean we have to be together, all the fans, the players, the staff to reach the final and maybe win the cup.”

Martinez in particular will be keen to see his side do well in the FA Cup this season, with the trophy his last bright spot this season.

The pressure is firmly upon the Catalan's shoulders after a second successive disappointing campaign, but a cup success, and ending their long trophy drought, may be enough to see him earn back some faith.

If they end up being knocked out though, the calls for his sacking are only likely to increase as the season comes to an end.

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