Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has been offering his thoughts on Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup this weekend.

Seaman, who Sheffield United fans have big memories of thanks to his remarkable save in the FA Cup semi-final in 2003, was speaking about the upcoming weekend fixtures on his Seaman Says Podcast.

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After running through his usual Premier League predictions, Seaman turned his attention to United’s clash with Rovers.

And in what will be pleasing on the ears for Blades fans, the former Arsenal man says he simply can’t back against a Sheffield United win.

“I can’t go against Sheffield United. I’m going to go with a Sheffield United win and go for 2-1 Sheffield United,” Seaman said.

United lost 1-0 to Rovers just a few weeks ago. But after picking up a massive win at Sunderland in midweek, confidence will be high in the Blades camp.

Paul Heckingbottom is expected to ring the changes for the game, despite an FA Cup semi-final place being up for grabs.

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It’s such an odd feeling going into this one. On one hand, it’s a huge chance to get to Wembley and an FA Cup semi-final. That will be a day out for Blades fans and one a lot of football fans never experience.

But on the flip side, United need to win promotion. And to do that, we need all our best players fit and firing.

The good news for Heckingbottom here is that the game comes before a break for international football. That might influence his selection, and mean we see a strong XI as possible really.

Seaman’s prediction coming true would be nice for the club. But still, promotion remains the ultimate goal.

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