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Manchester United v Coventry City: Robins says Ten Hag’s side are ‘favourites by a million miles’

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has dismissed Manchester United’s recent woes and claims Erik ten Hag’s side are the “favourites by a million miles” to win their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Former United striker Robins – the scorer of a famous FA Cup goal that it’s claimed saved Alex Ferguson from the sack in 1990 – is now in charge of the Sky Blues, who remain an outside bet for a play-off place in the Championship.

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They take on a United side with one win in seven Premier League games and seemingly persistently lurching from one crisis to another.

Nevertheless, Robins is adamant Ten Hag’s squad still possesses plenty of quality.

He said: “We know it’s a really difficult challenge. I hear people saying Manchester United are this or that. The truth is they have top players. We have got to be able to deal with the situation and the threat they pose.

“You have to go into this game understanding what the threats are. For people who are talking about United conceding a lot of shots, you are talking about a team which is full of talented top players.

“Most of them are international players, if not all of them, with a lot of really positive attributes. We know they are favourites to win this game by a million miles.

“We have to understand what this game is going to be, what the occasion is and the fact there shouldn’t be any fear.

“Manchester United are the biggest club in the world, we know they have got top talents. If you cannot go and enjoy that, you shouldn’t be playing.”

Coventry are also scratching round for their best form having won just one of their last four games.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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