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By Michael Emons

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is the end of this live text page.

    Thank you for joining us and for all your comments. Manchester United get the job done and join Tottenham in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but Jose Mourinho is far from happy.

    Until next time, bye for now.

  2. The BBC's FA Cup coverage

    BBC One

    A reminder of some FA Cup coverage coming up on the BBC.

    Match of the Day is ongoing right now on BBC One and this website, with the highlights of today's Premier League football.

    Coming up at 23:20 GMT, also on BBC One and this website, are highlights from today's two FA Cup ties - Swansea v Tottenham and Manchester United v Brighton.

    Then tomorrow's live coverage on BBC One begins at 13:15 GMT with live coverage of Wigan v Southampton before Leicester v Chelsea at 16:05 GMT.

  3. Man Utd 'scared' to play - Mourinho

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

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    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his players were "scared to play" and questioned their "personality" in the FA Cup win over Brighton.

    Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic scored to put United into a record-equalling 29th FA Cup semi-final.

    Mourinho said his side deserved the win and was happy with the result, which was "better than the performance".

    He added: "We didn't play as I wanted them to play; we didn't play as I prepared the team to play."

    He added: "We deserved to win clearly - we had the match under control - but we didn't play well. Sometimes there is a contradiction between what you work on in the past two days and what you did on the pitch.

    "That is more frustrating than the result. Once more I wasn't happy with the connection in the build-up. I blame everybody."

  4. Read the match report

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

    Romelu Lukaku

    Romelu Lukaku scored his 12th goal in 11 FA Cup games as an uninspired Manchester United beat Brighton to reach the semi-finals.

    Lukaku headed in a first-half cross from Nemanja Matic, who sealed victory late on when he nodded in Ashley Young's free-kick.

    Victory maintained realistic United hopes of a trophy after Tuesday's Champions League elimination by Sevilla, as well as their record of not having conceded a goal in this season's FA Cup.

    But Jose Mourinho's side struggled through the second half, as Brighton had several chances to force extra-time before Matic finally put the tie to bed.

    Home fans, angry about the unadventurous performance in defeat by Sevilla, became increasingly tetchy as the game wore on.

  5. 'I blame everybody' Mourinho unhappy despite win

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    You've read about it, now you can watch it.

    Watch Jose Mourinho's interview with BBC Sport as he says Manchester United "didn't play well" despite their 2-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-final, and says Nemanja Matic was "an island of class and personality".

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    Video caption: Manchester United 2-0 Brighton: Jose Mourinho criticises Reds despite win
  6. 'After a hard week our team gets up'

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Some social media reaction from Manchester United's Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling.

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the links to see the tweets.

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  7. We matched United - Hughton

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton, speaking to BBC Sport: "We were always in the game, the amount of shots we had, the amount of shots we had on target is a reflection of that. But it is about both ends. Lukaku's goal shows the quality they've got and the moments they had. We needed one of those moments.

    "They've got great quality but we feel if you can pass ball well enough you can use the wide spaces - but you need to keep good enough possession. It was our work in the final third which let us down.

    "We can take a really good performance into our next two league games. We need good form."

  8. 'We didn't have many top ones'

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Manchester United

    More from Jose Mourinho.

    He tells BBC Sport: "Not many players had the personality to play under the pressure of one knockout at home. The attitude was not bad but the point is the lack of personality. Matic was an island of personality, the one who clearly wanted the ball, made mistakes, but wanted the ball, wanted to play.

    "He was an island of class and personality to play for Man Utd, surrounded by people who need more, especially in moments like this.

    "When the sun is shining it is easy to play football. When you win matches everything goes in your direction. When it is dark, and you're under pressure, only the top ones can do it. Today we didn't have many top ones."

    Do you know which players they are? "I know them well, I try to work and work and work, but I know them well. It is not a surprise."

  9. 'I blame everybody'

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Manchester United

    As promised, here are those quotes from Mourinho.

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Sport: "The performance was not as good as the result, the result was better than the performance. We deserved to win clearly, we had the match under control but we didn't play well. We didn't play as I wanted them to play, we didn't play as I prepared the team to play.

    "Sometimes there is a contradiction between what you work on in the past two days and what you did on the pitch. That is more frustrating than the result. Once more I wasn't happy with the connection in the build up. I blame everybody.

    "I blame the defenders in possession because they always made the easy decision to play square passes, not looking forward, vertical or between the lines. I blame the attackers because their movement for that connection, they were too scared to do it."

  10. Watch the highlights: Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Highlights: Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Watch the highlights as Romelu Lukaku scores his 12th goal in 11 FA Cup games as an uninspired Manchester United beat Brighton to reach the semi-finals.

  11. Live on BBC One

    BBC One

    Remember, we have two more FA Cup quarter-finals, and they are both live on BBC One.

    First up tomorrow is Wigan v Southampton (13:30 GMT kick-off) and then Leicester v Chelsea (16:30 GMT).

  12. Get Involved

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    Dilip: What's with Mourinho looking friendlier with opposition players and coaches more than our own players.

    Jose Mourinho & Chris Hughton
  13. 'Lack of personality'

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    "Lack of personality, lack of desire." Strong words from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

    He defended his players after losing 2-1 to Sevilla on Tuesday, but he is very unhappy following a 2-0 win over Brighton. He always keeps you guessing, does Mourinho.

  14. Get Involved

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    Ricky: After the disaster of midweek at least we bounce back even if the performance isn't what we want to see, we scored two really good goals and kept a clean sheet; just hope Jose will take the shackles off these talented players.

    Anon: Many people wanting more from United tonight. I'm sure if you asked any football fan they'd prefer to win rather than playing well yet losing.

  15. I didn't like the game - Mourinho

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    First words from Jose Mourinho.

    "I didn't like the game."

    He wasn't the only one. Full quotes from the United boss coming up.

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
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    PJ: Well it wasn't a convincing performance but we'll take the win nonetheless. We need to improve a lot if we're gonna win the FA Cup!

    Kiran: Man United in yet another FA Cup semi-final... That is football #heritage

  17. The stats

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Two shots on target, two goals. Efficient.

  18. Lukaku the main man again

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    • Romelu Lukaku has scored 12 goals in his last 11 FA Cup appearances – the only match he failed to score in of those 11 games was against Man Utd for Everton in the semi-final in April 2016.
    • Lukaku has been directly involved in 14 goals in his 14 appearances in 2018 (10 goals, four assists).
    • Indeed, the Belgian striker has either scored or assisted in each of his last five appearances for Man Utd.
  19. We showed a good reaction - Matic

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    Manchester United

    Manchester United's Nemanja Matic

    Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, speaking to BT Sport: "It was difficult for us after the defeat against Sevilla, of course we were very sad after the game. It was important to see a reaction today and we're through to the next round and we're happy.

    "1-0 is always dangerous because they are a good team and can punish us from every mistake. It was important to score the second and that's what we did.

    "When you play for Manchester United, the supporters always expect you to win trophies and I hope we're ready to win the FA Cup which is an important trophy in England."

    Fellow scorer Romelu Lukaku: "The loss was very difficult for us, now we have to look forward and earn second and go all in for the FA Cup."

  20. Mourinho continues fine home FA Cup record

    Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

    • Jose Mourinho has reached the FA Cup semi-final stage for the first time since 2007 when managing Chelsea.
    • Mourinho has won 15 of his 17 home FA Cup matches (drew one, lost one), winning all three with Manchester United by an aggregate score of 12-0.