Wayne Rooney admits he is desperate to lift the FA Cup - the one major trophy that has eluded him throughout his club career.
The England and Manchester United captain says Monday night's quarter-final against Arsenal is "massive" - and it is so especially for the 29-year-old who has twice been on the losing side in the final.
United have the benefit of home advantage but the Gunners are in better form - and are defending the trophy.
Rooney watched Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 and the memories of that make him even more determined to match his old club's achievement.
He said: "We have an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Monday and that is massive for us.
"We haven't been to a final for a few years, we want to try to win that game and we are looking forward to that.
"Of course, I think it is a massive trophy. It is a trophy that, growing up as a youngster, I used to love watching and I was fortunate enough to see Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 when I was nine years old. It is something which I would love to do and hopefully it can be this year."
Newcastle 0 Manchester United 1 player ratings
Newcastle 0 Manchester United 1 player ratings
1/22 Tim Krul
Was having a really good game until he hit a weak pass into the path of Ashley Young who couldn’t miss. Cost his team the game. 6
2/22 Daryl Janmaat
Was caught out of position following the ball more than once and played some risky passes at the back. 4
3/22 Mike Williamson
Part of the back four calamity that allowed United to poach the winner. 5
4/22 Fabricio Coloccini
The captain led from the back. He was powerful and provided pressure, shutting down United attacks at will. 8
5/22 Ryan Taylor
Held up well against the out of form di Maria. Subbed in the second half for Gutierrez. 6
6/22 Gabriel Obertan
Worked hard but was required to defend more than he would have liked. 6
7/22 Mehdi Abeid
Part of a Newcastle wall that gave away little through the middle. Not much to do with the attack, but covered the defence well. 5
8/22 Moussa Sissoko
Like the rest of his midfield he was forced to defend which he did so ably. 6
9/22 Sammy Ameobi
Had a few forays down the field but otherwise spent his game holding down the left flank. 6
10/22 Papisse Cisse
Didn’t bring his strikers boots. Squandered a heap of chances that fell to him that a sharper striker would have tucked away with ease. 4
11/22 Emmanuel Riviere
Had very little to do. Should have won a penalty but was otherwise uninvolved. 5
12/22 David De Gea
A strong performance. De Gea commanded his box well and produced a fine save to deny Riviere from point-blank range. 8
13/22 Antonio Valencia
Bolstered United’s chances down the right wing, but was caught out of position on occasion when Newcastle broke away on the counter. 6
14/22 Chris Smalling
Lucky not to give away a penalty in the first half for a mis-timed challenge. Did not inspire much confidence. 5
15/22 Jonny Evans
Was completed dominated by Papisse Cisse on the night. With United committing so many numbers to the attack, their centre-backs have to be more assertive. 4
16/22 Marcos Rojo
Based on performances like this, Rojo could turn into a very good attacking fullback. He popped up in unlikely spots to contribute to United chances and wasn’t afraid to shoot from range. 6
17/22 Ander Herrera
Plays as the more offensive of United’s central midfield, he wasn’t as effective as he has been. Couldn’t spring a United attacker and was dispossessed in a very risky position at one point. 5
18/22 Daley Blind
Held the midfield together well. Spread the ball around nicely. 6
19/22 Angel Di Maria
He cannot find an inch of form. Continued to hit plenty of errant passes and his crossing was well off the mark. Replaced by Janazai early in the second half. 3
20/22 Marouane Fellaini
Surprisingly effect upfront. He created chances, laying the ball off for Rooney and almost added his own name to the score-sheet. 7
21/22 Ashley Young
Decent work down the left and was on hand to dispatch a simple winner for United. 7
22/22 Wayne Rooney
Had a goal disallowed for a very close offside call and looked dangerous. No one can ever question his work-rate. 7
United were 2-0 winners over Arsenal in 2011, the last FA Cup meeting between the sides since the 2005 final in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, when the match finished 0-0 but the Gunners won after a penalty shoot-out.
Rooney scored in that shoot-out, as did Robin van Persie - for Arsenal. Van Persie and Juan Mata are the only members of the United squad to have FA Cup winners' medals, but both came with other clubs.
Rooney, who has nine major honours with United, was also on the losing side in 2007 when Didier Drogba's goal in extra-time earned Chelsea a 1-0 triumph at the new Wembley Stadium.
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With so many of the top Premier League teams out of the competition whoever wins on Monday will have a huge chance to go all the way.
Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal said: "It is a game, 11 v 11 on a high level. Arsenal and Manchester United are placed third and fourth. It is nearly a final I think."