Portsmouth assistant boss Tony Adams insists they can go into their FA Cup quarterfinal against Manchester United confident of an upset.

"Our starting XI is probably as good as anybody in the League," Adams said. "With the XI we've got, which is a very good XI, we're right up there with the clean sheets and the stats. I think we're fourth best in the League, which is better than Arsenal, so maybe Arsene [Wenger, their manager] should give us a call. There's nothing stopping us. Those XI on their day can do a job for us, I'm sure."

"For a one-off game like this, who knows?" Adams said. "On our day we've gone to some tough places and won. We've gone to the likes of Villa and won and we've had six away victories - something which is unheard of at Portsmouth. So there's nothing stopping us."