Manchester United vs Cambridge: Preview, team news and form guide

Manchester United vs Cambridge: Preview, team news and form guide

Manchester United face a trip to Cambridge United tomorrow night in the FA Cup Fourth Round having beaten Yeovil Town in the last round of the competition.

They are the lowest ranked team left in the competition and although Man United are the clear favourites going into the tie, every round of the FA Cup has upsets and Louis van Gaal won’t want his side to be on the wrong end of a cup upset as he is keen to win the competition.

Kick-Off: Friday 7:55 pm (BBC One)

Venue: Abbey Stadium (Capacity 8000)

Last meeting: In the League Cup Second Round in 1991/92, United won over two legs: 3-0 at Old Trafford and a 1-1 draw at the Abbey Stadium

Referee: Chris Foy (Stephen Child and Darren Cann will be his assistants)

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Overview

Manchester United travel to the Abbey Stadium for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup tomorrow night. Who says the magic of the FA Cup is dead? This game will be present its own challenges for Man United who will kick-off with high expectations on Louis van Gaal‘s side.

Recent form

Manchester United’s recent form going into the game has not been great. Despite returning to winning ways against Queens Park Rangers, United have only managed to win three of their last six games in all competitions and the performances have come under intense scrutiny. However, United should be confident after dispatching Yeovil with relative ease this month and having most of their players available for selection.

Cambridge have recovered after a blip in form by winning all three games played so far in this calendar year, the last outing being an outstanding 4-0 win at Abbey Stadium over Newport who are seven positions higher than Cambridge in the League Two table. Confidence will, without a doubt, be sky-high for Money’s men heading into the game on Friday.

Manchester United team news

Luke Shaw and Robin van Persie are both available for selection but Van Gaal will be without Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Ashley Young who all remain sidelined.

Cambridge United team news and important players

Cambridge’s manager will be tempted to leave his team unchanged after a very impressive performance against Newport. Cambridge’s standout player this season by a distance has been Ryan Donaldson. The 23-year-old English midfielder has featured 23 times this season, has scored six goals and set up nine for his team-mates. Appiah is the club’s leading scorer with eight goals this season.

Prediction

Manchester United 3-0 Cambridge United

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Sam founded The Peoples Person back in 2011 after writing his university dissertation on The Munich Air Disaster. Since then, the website has been creating daily Man United content on everything from transfers and features to full match day coverage.