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FA Cup Fifth Round: Shrewsbury vs. Man UtdPublished February 22, 2016 by Sol FH
Tune into the last game of the FA Cup Fifth Round between Shrewsbury vs Manchester United live at 19:45 GMT.
Tonight at 19:45, Manchester United will travel to Shrewsbury Town to take on the Shrews at New Meadow. The Shrews have been a surprise story, making it to the fifth round after beating Sheffield in the last round of action. Tonight, they will undoubtedly face the hardest contest they have had to overcome, as United is coming to town.
United will be short their goalkeeper, with David de Gea hurting his knee after the embarrassing loss to Midtjylland in the Europa League last Tuesday. There is now a total of 14 players on the United injured list, which could lead to even more deterioration in all of Manchester's competitions. Wayne Rooney is one of those on the injured list, and to add insult to injury, former Man. U player Larnell Cole will be getting the start for Shrewbury tonight.
Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon is confident his squad can surprise Manchester, as they almost did to Chelsea last year: "We will give it our best go and we won't be overawed."
Shrewsbury are not playing well at home at the moment and they have lost their last four of five matches at New Meadow. The only victory they had, which came at exactly the right time was against Sheffield in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Acting as a Cinderella story, Shrewsbury have beaten teams from the Premier League in both of the last FA Cup rounds, led by excellent play in the second half of those matches.
In an unprecedented turn of events for United, they have won only five of their last 18 matches in all competitions. Although they are loathing their Premier League season, United have won their FA Cup matches against Derby in the fourth and Sheffield United in the third rounds.
FA Cup Online Sports Betting
Even with a ton of players injured, bet365 Sports still has Manchester United at 1.40 to win, while Shrewsbury comes in at 8.50. This match could end in a draw (5.25), which would require a second match to see who moves on to the next round.