Man United vs Cambridge Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Manchester United vs Cambridge | Tuesday 3 February, 2015 | Old Trafford | 19.45
Manchester United failed to defeat Cambridge last time out, leading to a replay of the FA Cup fourth round to be played on Tuesday. Can the Red Devils overcome their lower league opponents at Old Trafford?
Louis van Gaal’s men were held to a 0-0 draw by a strongly defensive Cambridge side when they met the U’s last time out in the Cup, but are expected to seal their progress to the fifth round with a home game.
Man United will be boosted by a 3-1 victory over Leicester at the weekend as they overtook Southampton for third place in the Premier League. Adnan Januzaj made only his fifth start for the Red Devils but caught the manager’s eye in that time, although it is unsure if the young Belgian will be playing a role in Tuesday’s game.
“Every time you have to compare,” commented van Gaal. “The competition is high and also that’s difficult to manage for players. Also for the player himself it’s difficult to manage.
“I have to compare him with Juan Mata, but in the next press conference you shall ask, ‘Why? Why? Why is Mata not playing?
“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 the media are pleased with his performance.”
Van Gaal may well choose to rotate his team ahead of Tuesday’s clash to rest certain players for a tricky trip to West Ham at the weekend. Michael Carrick will be ruled out with a muscle injury, while Ashley Young, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling could all prove fit enough to make a return.
Richard Money’s League Two side earned themselves a well-deserved replay after holding Man United to a goalless draw at the Abbey Stadium, but will have to perform something close to a miracle to take the victory at Old Trafford.
Cambridge suffered a disappointing performance at the weekend, losing 3-2 to Luton and dropping to fourteenth in League Two.
The visitors will be without Liam Hughes, who injured his ankle in the first game at Abbey Park, and Harrison Dunk who is out for several weeks with ligament damage.
The winner of the clash at Old Trafford this week will face either Preston North End or Sheffield United in the fifth round.
Manchester United vs Cambridge Betting Tips
Backing United for the straight win might not give the returns you’ll be hoping for so you’ll be better off with a scorecast bet on a United 3-0 victory, priced at 5/1 with Betway.
William Hill have great odds for the game, with Wayne Rooney to score and United to win 3-0 looking good at 14/1.