Manchester United get job done but Brighton’s blueprint is one to emulate | FA Cup

Semi-finals, famously, are not for playing but for winning. It doesn’t matter how you get to the final, just that you do so. Brighton will wonder how on earth they didn’t win a game they dominated for long periods, but it is Manchester United who will face Manchester City in the final on 3 June. They just have to hope spite and the desire to prevent City emulating their 1998-99 treble proves a better motivator than overcoming Roberto De Zerbi’s side.

This was not a good United performance, nothing like one. As the Wembley PA belted out “Glory, glory Man United” after the penalty…


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