Jones: FA Cup is our only hope

Manchester United defender Phil Jones says winning the FA Cup would be the highlight of their season, ahead of the quarter-final replay against West Ham United on Wednesday night.

The Red devils suffered a bitterly disappointing 3-0 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, slimming their chances of playing Champions League football next season, as they currently sit fifth in the league standings, with just five games left to play.

United have failed to win any silverware since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, and Jones reveals that everyone in the team is fully focussed on helping the side edge closer to clinching their first FA Cup since 2004.

“It’s another massive game on Wednesday,” Jones said.

“It’s probably a defining moment in our season – so we need to make sure we win that game and that we’re at Wembley.

“It’s been a difficult season. For the 60 minutes against Spurs last weekend I thought we looked comfortable, but then they score three quick goals and we’re out of the game.

“We’ve got to concentrate on West Ham now. It’s a massive game at Upton Park and we have got to win – we have got to.

“That is an even bigger incentive for everyone to get our hands on some silverware. It has been difficult at times. Hopefully we can achieve it.

“We are feeling it. Trust me, there is no-one more disappointed than the dressing room.

“We know we have to excite the fans, play attractive football and win games. We all want the same thing. We all need to pull in the right direction – starting at West Ham.

“Wednesday is the defining moment of our season. We have to go to West Ham, play well and beat them.”