ECHO JURY: Sunderland v Man Utd: Peter Quinn

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THE magic of the cup is something all football fans love. We look forward to it every season.

But it seems that some Premier League managers and owners don’t feel that it’s important and that it is a distraction. To football supporters, this is unacceptable.

Football is no longer a game, it’s a business. Cups seem to be slowly dying in the English game, and that’s such a shame.

Sunderland, however, are taking the cups seriously and that is a delight.

We have done very well to get into the semi-final and now have two very difficult games against Manchester United. They are playing with fear at the moment and don’t seem to have that presence they usually have. Just look at their record at Old Trafford – we have to take heart at that.

Their players will be hurting after losing to Swansea in the FA Cup.

Sunderland have the chance to bring delight to the home fans. If we can get a result tomorrow, then we can make it to the final.

Prediction: Sunderland 1 Man Utd 2