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26/01/2013 20:08, Report by G Thompson
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Cup focus for Sir Alex

Sir Alex Ferguson insists the FA Cup is "an important trophy for us this season" after seeing his side secure a comfortable 4-1 win over Fulham.

Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez - twice - got on the scoresheet to ensure United's place in the fifth round, the draw for which takes places on Sunday at 17:45 GMT.

The United manager was pleased with his side's display against the Cottagers and even more delighted to see two of his strikers firing on all cylinders.

"I'm really pleased that Wayne scored and that Chicha scored two because if I get those two and Robin [van Persie] into the twenty-plus goals mark, we're definitely in business," he told MUTV and ESPN after the match.

"We picked a very strong team because we didn't want to make any slip-ups. The FA Cup is an important trophy for us this season. We haven't won it for nearly 10 years.

"The players did well and it was quite comfortable. In the first half Fulham had a lot of possession and there were a couple of squeaky moments. But

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"We picked a very strong team because we didn't want to make any slip-ups. The FA Cup is an important trophy for us this season. We haven't won it for nearly 10 years."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

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