Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Editor
Gary Neville says that talk of United not taking the FA Cup seriously is nonsense and that the problem started with the World Club Championship.

"Manchester United are the most successful club in FA Cup history," Neville told BBC GMR. "People who say we do not take the FA Cup seriously do not have the facts to back it up.

"I don't know where these rumours start. Maybe it was when we didn't play because of the World Club Championship but I don't believe any other team in the same situation could have done it any differently.

"I know we were criticised but the players would have liked to do both - and so would the manager. There was huge pressure to play in the World Club Championship and I don't see how we can be criticised."

He's also determined to win it this season too.

"We have to win a trophy," He said. "It is not intense pressure, it is what is expected of us every year, by the fans, the manager and ourselves.

"For too long this club did not win trophies. If we don't we will be criticised and rightly so."