Grimsby and Kilkenny’s own FA Cup hero Gavan Holohan was gunning for Manchester United in the quarter-finals after defeating Southampton in the last round.
Gavan scored two penalties last en route to the last eight, however being a United fan, he was hoping for a day out at Old Trafford.
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The Mariners were drawn against premier league side Brighton instead, that game going ahead at 2.15 pm on Sunday March 19th, with the former Evergreen man now setting his sights on a Wembley semi-final appearance against The Red Devils.
“I was desperate for them, I am a massive United supporter. I was praying for United at Old Trafford but it was not meant to be. “
“But look you can not turn your nose up at another big big Premier League team away from home (Brighton).”
“We are just going to have to turn them over and hopefully we get United in the semi-final at Wembley. Even just saying that, is pretty ridiculous.”
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Of course, it would mean Manchester United would need to get past Fulham in the final quarter-final game, with Man City taking Burnley and Sheffield United going up against Blackburn in the other games.
Listen back to the full interview with Gavan, where he discusses the magic of the cup & more on Scoreline Extra below: