Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester Duo Sure Bet for Cup Success

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester Duo Sure Bet for Cup Success

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I LOVE the magic of the FA Cup and United's visit to Shrewsbury on Monday evening is what this famous competition is all about - potential giant killings.

It's a shame Wayne Rooney will not feature - his injury has come at a bad time just when he was starting to look like he was returning to form. But United still should have too many guns for Shrewsbury, even after last night's defeat to Midtjylland in the Europa League.

A victory on Monday can see United into the quarter-final stage - and boy, does Louis van Gaal need it.

The Reds are 2/7 to get the job done in 90 minutes, while young Jesse Lingard (right) has impressed me at times of late. He can open the scoring at 5/1. United have not lifted the FA Cup since 2004 and with one of Chelsea and City certain to be knocked out, it may just be time to end that drought as it is a huge opportunity for Van Gaal to win some silverware and rescue this woeful season. …

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