Harry Maguire knows Manchester United will have to vastly improve to win the FA Cup after his extra-time goal against 10-man Norwich City sealed a record-setting 30th semi-final appearance for the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men made hard work of Saturday evening's clash against the Premier League's bottom side, having gone ahead early in the second half through Odion Ighalo's fifth goal in four starts for United.
Todd Cantwell levelled from distance and, just as Norwich's hopes of reaching the last four for the first time since 1992 began to grow, defender Timm Klose was sent off for bringing down Ighalo.
United peppered the hosts' goal in extra-time and finally found a way past inspired Canaries goalkeeper Tim Krul in the 118th minute when skipper Maguire directed home to seal a 2-1 win.
"It would mean everything (to win the FA Cup)," the defender said.
"I joined this club to win trophies.
"We're in a semi-final of the FA Cup, it's a great tournament, and we're going to look forward to it.
"Hopefully when the semi-final does come and whoever we're drawn against we play a lot better than we have done tonight."
Solskjaer made eight changes from the team that beat Sheffield United 3-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday, with a number of squad players given a start.
Asked why they were not at their best, Maguire told the BBC: "I don't know. We had a tough game obviously with the heat in the Premier League but we made changes so we should have been fresh.
"I can't really point on a finger at the moment. We'll have to watch it back and analyse it."
Solskjaer's relief was clear as United maintained their chase for a record-matching 13th FA Cup title.
"It's cup football for you," he said.
"The game was not the greatest, not the spectacle, but I felt we kept the ball OK, but we didn't threaten enough, didn't create chances.
"But you're delighted that you're in a semi-final. We're in the last four.
"Good workout, we got minutes into many players, rested quite a few and some nice goals, good for Harry to get the winner."
Australian Associated Press