and, of course, Manchester City lie in wait in the semi-finals. Chelsea, of course, knocked United out of the Capital One Cup but only after Hazard's injury-time penalty forced extra time.
Quote/unquote: "I don't want to look too far ahead but if we beat [Chelsea and then] City we have a massive chance of winning the competition." - Robin van Persie.
Whistle blower: Phil Dowd takes charge of affairs - the experienced official was also in the middle for the 1-0 victory against West Ham in mid-January.