Sheffield United vs Manchester United
|Date & Time||Saturday January 9, 2016, 12:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Manchester United 1/3 Draw 4/1 Sheffield United 10/1
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The late evening game in the FA Cup comes from Old Trafford where Manchester United will play host to League One's Sheffield United. The Blades as Sheffield United are affectionately known will want to cut Manchester United down to size. Sheffield United are battling to try to get back up to the Championship and are reliant on Sharp who is their top scorer with eleven goals already this season. Nigel Adkins has been doing a good job since taking over as Sheffield United boss. This is a team that can cause problems for top teams like Manchester United but the question is can they break down a resolute Manchester United defence?
Louis Van Gaal's side finally got their act together last weekend playign very well in a win over Swansea. Martial and Rooney both found the net and were a threat for most of the game. Martial's pace is a serious weapon and he exploited deficiencies in the Swansea rearguard last weekend, on Saturday evening he will get his first taste of the FA Cup. Manchester United have a quality side with Herrerra, Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlein all impressive in the last few games. The crowd will be expecting another performance and a win but this is a tricky game for Manchester United, it's a game they are supposed to win. So they win, they were supposed to, they dont and well there will be speculation about Van Gaal.
I think that this is a tough game to call, I'm going to take both teams to score here. While Manchester United have definitely been solid defensively they have conceded in seven of their last ten games. Sheffield United might not get anything from this game but I think they will get themselves a goal.