Manchester United take on Yeovil Town in the third round of the FA Cup tomorrow.
Louis Van Gaal has already spoken of the importance of this fixture and as he rightly said, the FA Cup is the only realistic trophy Manchester United this season.
After a disappointing draw against The Potters, United will be looking to bounce back with a win and get through to the next round of the FA Cup. Although Yeovil are a two divisions down, it is an away fixture again and United’s form away from home has been a worrying aspect for Van Gaal. Having won only two games away from home, it is time United change that and repeat the kind of performances they have been putting at Old Trafford this season.
Yeovil have been struggling this season and are currently languishing at 24th in League One. United are guaranteed to go into the game as the top dogs but if the MK Dons’ showing against United in the League Cup is anything to go by, Gary Johnson’s men will fancy their chances.
Van Gaal has come out and spoken about the importance of not underestimating the team just like they did against MK Dons, so fans can expect a much better showing from Man United who will most likely put out a much stronger team than the one put out on the field against MK Dons a while ago.
Manchester United team news
Ashley Young will definitely sit this one out as he picked up a knock in his hamstring in the previous fixture against Stoke. Adnan Januzaj is back in the team and so is Ander Herrera– both coming off the bench against Stoke. Angel Di Maria is returning but it is unlikely he will start tomorrow.
Van Gaal could opt to make a decent number of changes but he will be mindful of another upset being on the cards, something Man United simply cannot afford. Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo still remain ruled out.
Yeovil Town team news
Yeovil will hope to have striker Kieffer Moore fit but it is likely he will not return in time for the fixture against the Red Devils. Kevil Dawson and Joel Grant have also been ruled out and all three remain unlikely to feature in the third round fixture.
Manchester United are obviously going to be considered favourites for the fixture and rightly so. Yeovil aren’t much of a match-up on paper but Man United will be sensible in not underestimating their opponents. The last time the two teams met was way back in 1949 and Man United put eight past Yeovil. They should be looking to get a victory at least, if not score eight goals.
Yeovil 1-4 Manchester United