Amrabat says Reds will "fight for every metre"

Friday 15 March 2024 07:59

On-loan Sofyan Amrabat says he appreciates how important Sunday's Emirates FA Cup quarter-final with Liverpool is for Manchester United.

The Morocco international insists the Reds will give absolutely everything in order to knock the Merseysiders out of the competition and send Erik ten Hag's men back to Wembley.

Fully aware of the rivalry between the north-west clubs, the 27-year-old is under no illusions that it will take maximum effort to get the desired result, in front of our home fans in the 15:30 GMT kick-off.

In an exclusive interview with the United Review, matchday programme, Amrabat spoke passionately about the occasion.

Sofyan spells out Sunday's importance Video

Sofyan spells out Sunday's importance

Sofyan Amrabat feels the huge game at Old Trafford is like a final for the Reds...

"Like you said, it's the do or die or the eat or get eaten," he said. "So we have to be ready. We have to be prepared. It was like I said, the pull is strong, but they want to win and we want to win.

"So we have to be hungry. We have to. We have to fight for every metre, to give our lives, and yeah, do or die."

The supporters have a key part to play, particularly given the size of Liverpool's away allocation, and Amrabat is in no doubt that they will be up for the challenge.

“Yeah, I think so, you know, because they are always behind us everywhere," he explained. "No matter where or when. So I think they know that they are very good for us. They know we need them. I think they are amazing and they help us a lot.”

"We know it’s very important for them but also for us, of course. So we want to make them happy and, hopefully, we can give them a nice game and get the win.”

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Amrabat started alongside Kobbie Mainoo in the engine room, in the 0-0 draw at Anfield, in the only previous meeting between the clubs this season, with United still the only side to prevent Jurgen Klopp's men from scoring this term.

“It was a very nice experience," he recalled. "I think it's clear that Liverpool, they are very strong. Also, this season, they have played very good football. I think our game there was very hard. It's not easy to get the result at Anfield. But we played and it was zero-zero.

"I think it's a very good and important point. But now we play at home against them. We have a lot of respect for them. Of course, we want to win the game. So to me, I think it is a very nice game.”

"We are at home with a full stadium so this is a big boost for us."

Read the interview in full in Sunday's official match programme, United Review.