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Man Utd vs Cambridge: Match preview, latest team news and prediction

by Sam Peoples

The FA Cup is back and Manchester United face Cambridge in a Fourth Round replay after a goalless draw away from home. Louis Van Gaal and the fans will not accept anything but qualification into the fifth round of the cup. Cambridge United will be positive after a heroic performance at home against the Red Devils.

Man United beat Leicester City convincingly at the weekend and Southampton’s loss to Swansea ensured Man United took third spot again in the Premier League.

On the other hand, Cambridge are coming into the game off the back of a loss against Luton and they dropped down to 14th in their League Two. Cambridge enter the game as underdogs obviously but Man United will be vary of an upset, keeping in mind the shocking results from the previous round.

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Man United will be without Michael Carrick after he was ruled out for a month due to a muscle injury. Ashley Young will remain on the sidelines as he continues his recovery from a hamstring issue.

Ander Herrera could return to the starting fold along with Marouane Fellaini. Adnan Januzaj could get an extended run in the team after putting in good performances in his last two outings. Radamel Falcao and James Wilson will be key as Man United will be looking for goals against Cambridge.

Cambridge are without Liam Hughes after he sustained an ankle injury and Harrison Dunk has been ruled out for six weeks, so will also miss the game at Old Trafford. Ryan Donaldson played really well for the visitors in the previous fixture and he will remain their biggest creative outlet against the Red Devils.


Van Gaal will make sure there is no complacency from United tonight. Expect Man United to name a strong starting XI and dominate the game in terms of possession. Cambridge will have to make sure to use the few opportunities they get really well and defend compactly and resiliently. Otherwise, they could be in for a hammering, and we think Man United are going to be very up for it.

Manchester United 4-0 Cambridge United.

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