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STAR PREVIEW: Cambridge United v Man United

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ambridge meet Man U for only the second time – their first meeting was in 1991 in the League Cup where Man U ran out 4-1 aggregate winners and a 17-year-old Ryan Giggs scored one of the goals!

Cambridge are now 12th in League Two and the lowest ranked team left in the FA Cup. No surprise to see them around 16/1 to pull off the shock of shocks tonight against a Man U side who have lost just two of their last 18 matches.

If there is an avenue of hope for Cambridge, rather than just relying on the ‘magic of the cup’ factor, it is that Man U have been at their most vulnerable away from home.

The bad news for Cambridge is that Robin van Persie has overcome an ankle problem and expected to be available tonight.

Full-backs Luke Shaw and Rafael are fit again, but Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Ashley Young will all miss out.

For Cambridge Jordan Chiedozie, Johnny Hunt and Matteo Lanzoni will all miss the match due to being cup tied.

Cambridge have reached the fourth round for the first time in 15 years but are no strangers to Wembley – they were there twice last season winning the FA Trophy 4-0 against Gosport Borough and the Conference Premier play-off final 2-1 v Gateshead.

Cambridge United v Manchester United
FA Cup Fourth Round
7.55pm LIVE BBC

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Oct 1991 League Cup Cambridge U 1 – 1 Man Utd
Sep 1991 League Cup Man Utd 3 – 0 Cambridge U

It’s pretty hard to find an odds-against bet but ‘over 3.5 goals’ at around 5/4 with Star Sports looks fairly tempting.

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BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS for 8 points at around 5/4 with Star Sports

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