Man United fans recognise the importance of Nemanja Matic right now

Manchester United can look forward to a big FA Cup semi-final at Wembley after comfortably defeating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 on Saturday night.

Heading into the match there was plenty of pressure of Jose Mourinho’s outfit after a shocking European exit mid-week, but his side delivered, if not in performance then certainly in the result.

The majority of the players failed to impress across the 90 minutes but the Red Devils could rely upon two Mourinho favourites – Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku.

The duo scored the two goals to put United through and in the case of Matic, produced a man of the match calibre performance, dominating the midfield.

He kept his side pushing forward to put Brighton on the back foot and also assisted Lukaku’s opener. He’s emerged as one of the most important players in Mourinho’s side this season, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed with supporters.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday display…