The Three Lions legend believes the competition is showing its age by forcing teams to play each other twice if games end level the first time
After a goalless draw earlier in the month, the two sides could only be separated the second time around thanks to a superb strike from Red Devils midfielder Juan Mata.
That injury and the lacklustre nature of both games between the two sides left Lineker to suggest the FA Cup should consider a major change.
“Bit controversial, but I’d get rid of replays in the FA Cup,” Lineker wrote on Twitter. “90 minutes only, no extra time, penalties if a draw.
“It’s a thing from a bygone age. Would give smaller teams a greater chance of going through. We’re the only country that has them. Just a thought.”
While questioning the relevance of the replay, the match saw Red Devils teenager defender Brandon Williams once again given a chance to impress as he started at left-back with Lineker liking what he’s seeing from the 19-year-old.
“The more I watch Brandon Williams, the more I like what I see,” Lineker said on Twitter. “Another exciting young English talent.”
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One aspect of the match Lineker didn’t like so much was the decision to disallow a Wolves goal for handball.
Lineker tweeting: “Wolves goal disallowed. The new handball law is utterly absurd, exacerbated by the existence of VAR that has no choice but to pick out every flick of a knuckle.”
Manchester United’s narrow 1-0 win in the replay means they’ll play either Watford or Tranmere in the next round with that particular replay delayed due to a waterlogged pitch that has seen the game postponed to next week.