Woodgate: Cup dream still on

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Jonathan Woodgate insists that Middlesbrough's FA Cup dream is very much still alive.

Boro drew 2-2 with Manchester United at the weekend and if they want to progress to meet Watford in the FA Cup semi-finals - they will need to win at Old Trafford next week.

Many suggested that the Teesside club had missed their chance to take the scalp of United by allowing The Red Devils to level at The Riverside.

However, Woodgate is confident Boro can still progress.

"Why has our chance gone? I don't think it has," insisted Woodgate.

"There's no reason we can't go down to Manchester and get a victory. We've been there before and done it, so why not again?

"It's going to be hard because United are one of the best teams in Europe.

"But we're more than capable of doing it on the day as we've shown against some of the better sides in the top half of the table.

"We've got a lot of big-game players, people who have taken part in big matches over the course of their careers and we'll back ourselves to do it again.

"We've no cause to be frightened of any team and our record against United over the last few years proves they're only human.

"I think a draw was probably just about the right result.

"It was good FA Cup football - they were the top team in the first half, when they were brilliant.

"There's not much you can do when United play football like that, but we stuck in there, didn't let them get away from us and ground out the result.

"Sometimes you have to do that and, at the end of the game, the mood was one of disappointment because we felt we could have sneaked the win.

"But I think they know they've been in a tough game and that they should expect the same again at Old Trafford next week.

"We'll just have to do it the hard way. We don't make things easy for ourselves at Middlesbrough - we never have all season - but we'll rally and go again."