For Cambridge to draw in the first leg, Manchester United will have to step into the FA Cup replay tonight. Back at Old Trafford, the Reds are on a mission to win to dismiss all criticisms of their poor performance in the first leg.
Coach Van Gaal admits he understands all the pressures MU are facing. At the same time, the Dutch strategist also insists that he wants the players to play well to be able to play fair with famous teams.
Wayne Rooney’s dream of winning the FA Cup after 11 years has not been fulfilled by a Cambridge. That is why the England captain striker will start in this match. “Everyone wants revenge. Rooney wants to start this match and this is really a great motivation for the players to play better.”
“What I have said is that everything is against Manchester United, no one wants to support the weak. So I think this is a warning to my players.
But also to say that, despite the criticism directed at us, now Man Utd is still in the FA and a lot of big teams do not. So I can still be happy to say that MU is confident to play in this match, we have to win because they will come here with a negative defensive kick. A goal in the first minutes will make it easier, “Van Gaal said at the pre-match press conference.
Not long after breaking up with Darren Fletcher, the Board of Directors of Man Utd immediately confirmed a new contract called Andy Kellett. The 21-year-old defender officially landed Old Trafford on loan until the end of the season from Bolton club. To reach the BLD Man Utd deal, he had to send young talent Saidy Jamko in the opposite direction.
Andy Kellett is a talented talent from Bolton’s youth academy, he first signed a professional contract with the team in 2014. Andy Kellett had four Bolton first-team caps before being loaned out at Plymouth Argyle last year.