Erik ten Hag reacts to Man Utd's FA Cup semi-final draw with Coventry City as Robins reunion lies in wait

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Manchester United will take on a familiar face in the FA Cup semi-final after Sunday's win against Liverpool.

Erik ten Hag has warned Manchester United they will have to be at their best to beat Championship club Coventry City and secure a place in the FA Cup Final.

With his side's hopes of landing major silverware hanging by a thread, Ten Hag made a number of attacking changes to ensure the Red Devils came through a thrilling quarter-final clash with Liverpool in front of an ecstatic Old Trafford crowd. Goals from Mo Salah and Alexis Mac Allister helped the visitors bounce back from Scott McTominay's early opener and took them within minutes of a place in the last four.

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But substitute Antony forced the tie into extra-time with late equaliser before another replacement, young winger Amad Diallo, snatched a last-minute winner after Marcus Rashford has cancelled out a goal from Liverpool's Harvey Elliott just seconds before the midway point of the additional 30 minutes.

The semi-final draw was conducted less than half an hour after the win and United were paired with a Coventry side managed by former Red Devils striker Mark Robins, with the winners facing either Manchester City or Chelsea in this year's final.

Speaking after the game, Ten Hag told ITV Sport: "To go to the final we have to win against Coventry, we will have to play at our best. We saw that Coventry have great spirit, a great mentality. We will prepare our best to play in the final.

“The first 30 minutes was the best of our whole season, we were acting as a team but then we got gaps between the lines and you can't allow this against one of the best teams in Europe. They outplayed us. Then we made changes, we took risks and the players were wonderful. The attitude was great, a strong belief to win this game. Rashford is resilient, he keeps going, normally he finishes those moments but he kept going for another chance. That inspired the other players. We have a team that is for the future. Coming up are players who are developing very well like Diallo, Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo."

United will return to Premier League action following the international break with a visit to Brentford on the final Saturday of the month.

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