Luke Freeman reveals whether he thinks Sheffield United are capable of winning the FA Cup this season

Midfielder Luke Freeman has refused to dismiss the notion of Sheffield United mounting a challenge for the FA Cup this season after they reached the fourth round with victory over non-league AFC Fylde on Sunday afternoon.

Freeman was named man of the match in the 2-1 victory over the Coasters, setting up goals for Callum Robinson and Leon Clarke.

And the former QPR man, when asked if United could have a go at winning the competition, admitted: "Why not?

"It'll be a tough ask, as a lot of good teams are still in the cup. All we can do is take it game by game, as we have done in the league, and see where it takes us.

Sheffield United midfielder Luke Freeman (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

"We're honest lads and we work hard, so we'll continue to do that and see how far it takes us."

United made 11 changes to their side for the game, with the likes of Ravel Morrison and Mo Besic also handed rare chances to impress against the lowest-ranked side still in the competition.

"The lads who aren't playing as many minutes as we'd like have got another chance to play in the next round," Freeman added.

"I was happy with the personal performance, but most importantly the team is through to the next round. I think it says a lot about the mentality of the team and how strong it is, because a lot of lads haven't played a lot of minutes recently.

"Now, we're back in recovery and back to the drawing board, to prepare for the challenges that lay ahead for us."