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Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is likely to lead Manchester United against Cambridge United. Getty

Manchester United will take on Cambridge United in the fourth round of the FA Cup clash at the Abbey Stadium on Friday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 7:55pm GMT. Live coverage is on BBC One UK. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Cambridge come into this game after a three-match winning streak, where they have scored seven goals and conceded only one goal in the process. The League Two side will be hoping they could seal an upset against the Premier League giants on Friday evening.

Richard Money is aware of the challenge and the threat possessed by United, as they have several high profile players in their squad. However, the U's will be looking for a win and challenge the Red Devils, especially after Yeovil Town impressed with their display in the third round of the FA Cup.

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao may play up front against Cambridge United Getty Images

After their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton at Old Trafford, Louis van Gaal saw his side bounce back after a 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers in the league last weekend.

United's performance in the first half was way below their standards until the Dutchman made changes in the second half, which saw Marouane Fellaini open the scoring before another substitute James Wilson doubled the lead in the dying moments of the game.

In the last round, United defeated Yeovil Town 2-0 away from home and Van Gaal will be looking for another win, while also managing another clean sheet.

What Managers Say

Richard Money: "I hope they [fans] come to the game full of optimism. I hope they come to the game with some belief that Friday can be the one in one hundred days that we can cause an upset. We want everyone to embrace the evening and an opportunity to showcase not just the football club, but the city."

Louis van Gaal: "We have played the 4-4-2 diamond shape for five or six games and we have created a lot of chances, but we have also conceded a few goals against is and that it the balance of the team. At this moment, I am strict on our philosophy. Everyone has to perform in that philosophy."

Betting Odds (

  • Cambridge United to win: 13
  • Draw: 11/2
  • Manchester United to win: 1/5

Team Form

Cambridge United

  • Last Five (all competitions): L L W W W
  • Last Result: Cambridge United 4-0 Newport County

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): D D W L W
  • Last Result: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Manchester United

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal is plotting a second successive summer of extensive spending at Old Trafford Getty Images

Cambridge United

Possible XI: Dunn; Tait, Nelson, Coulson, Taylor; Hughes, Champion, McGeehan, Donaldson; Elliott, Kaikai

Manchester United

Possible XI: Valdes; Jones, McNair, Rojo; Valencia, Blind, Fellaini, Rooney, Shaw; Van Persie, Falcao