Luke Shaw
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is backed to rule at left back for years to come Getty

Manchester United host Cambridge United in the fourth round replay of the FA Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sports 1 and BT Sports 1 HD.


Manchester United will be desperate not to meet the same fate as Chelsea and Manchester City, who suffered home defeats at the hands of Bradford City and Middlesbrough respectively and have been thrown out of contention.

A win here will keep them among the favourites to win the cup, with only Arsenal and Liverpool among the top dogs left to lift the trophy.

The duo were held to a goalless draw at Cambridge two weeks back and Louis van Gaal will be hoping that his side show some industry and determination to make it into the scoresheet, in what will be a major push in the arm for the Red Devils.

A trophy in his first season at the club will do the Dutchman a lot of favours and he may not meet the same fate as David Moyes, who was shown the door after failing to make the Champions League.

The Red Devils have not completed any major business in January and a loss here is going to put Van Gaal under pressure, especially with a plethora of difficult games coming up in the league.

Meanwhile, Cambridge will be coming to Old Trafford more with hope than expectation and their huge contingent of travelling fans will be more than satisfied if their team can put in a hearty performance.

Cambridge currently lie in 14th place in the fourth tier of English football and will need some luck to overpower United at Old Trafford. They had a good chance to pull off an upset at home but any positive here would be a bonus.

What Managers Say

Louis van Gaal: "I have to choose and now I choose Januzaj, but I'm very happy you ask about Januzaj and not for Mata. I'm looking every week and every day the players have to show it. I've said that to players, I've said to [Radamel] Falcao, I've said to Mata and I've said to Januzaj. But I'm very pleased that you [the media] are pleased with his performance."

Richard Money: "Five toilet manufacturers came to us offering free urinals and what have you. We could have toilets in one stand dedicated to one manufacturer and others elsewhere in the ground. So I'm raising the stakes now – we need a new stand if someone would like to offer us one. They [the council] didn't identify the need for a football club and sporting facilities; they said we hadn't demonstrated it. I think we have demonstrated it now. They all want to be part of it. It's great for the town. We are not just a university town, we are a football town."

Betting Odds (By

  • Manchester United Win: 1/12
  • Draw: 9/1
  • Cambridge United Win: 29/1

Team News

Manchester United

Possible XI: Valdes, Smalling, McNair, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Wilson

Cambridge United

Possible XI: Dunn, Tait, Nelson, Coulson, Taylor, Donaldson, Champion, McGeehan, Chadwick, Kaikai, Simpson