Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick insists he’s long been a fan of the FA Cup.
United host Aston Villa in the third round tonight.
Rangnick said: “I’ve always been a big fan, supporter and admirer of the FA Cup.
“I remember back in 1980 or 1981 when I spent my year abroad in Brighton I watched the FA Cup final at Wembley.
“It was West Ham against Arsenal, it was my farewell present from my team-mates at Southwick.
“I’ve always been a big admirer of the atmosphere, that was obviously the old Wembley stadium.
“For me it’s a very important competition. We will definitely try to play with our best possible team in that game and a strong team.
“We take the game as seriously as we can and hopefully get one round further ahead but in order to do that we have to be successful against Aston Villa.
“We know it will not be an easy game because especially since they change managers they have been doing well.
“They won four games and lost four games, three of them against the top team. It needs a top performance from us to be successful.”
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