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Garath McCleary, left, celebrates with Chris Gunter after scoring Reading’s second goal in Monday night’s game against Bradford

FA Cup: Phil Parkinson claims psychology favours Bradford in replay at Reading

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Danny Welbeck celebrates after making it 2-1

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Welbeck scored the match-winning goal against his former club on Monday night to knock them out of the FA Cup

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Rooney has never won the FA Cup and Monday night's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal means his wait will go on for at least another year

Danny Welbeck celebrates after making it 2-1

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 2: Danny Welbeck thanks fans for reception and admits it was 'hard' to knock them out of the FA Cup

Arsenal striker remains a fan of the Manchester club but says he was just 'doing his job' after his goal sent the Gunners through to the FA Cup semi-finals

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Adnan Januzaj now has as many yellow cards for diving as he does goals in his Manchester United career

Januzaj picked up the fourth booking of his career in Arsenal loss

Michael Oliver: Did the referee have a good game as Arsenal beat Manchester United? It depends who you ask...

The referee received mixed reviews after the United-Arsenal match

Angel Di Maria is shown the red card

Angel Di Maria has been 'a shadow' of his Real Madrid self, says Manchester United legend Gary Neville

Neville says he had 'absolutely no doubt' Di Maria would be a success - but numerous factors have seen him fail to produce at Old Trafford

Angel Di Maria is shown the red card

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Angel Di Maria has 'no excuses' after being sent-off for grabbing referee Michael Oliver

The Manchester United manager claimed Di maria's decision to grab Oliver seconds after being booked was 'not so smart'

Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger at the Emirates this season

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Louis van Gaal unhappy at criticism of Radamel Falcao's record

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