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English FA Cup

Friday, 23 January 2015,

Cambridge
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  • Kickoff: 20:55 BST
  • Stadium: R Costings Abbey Stadium
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  • Stadium: R Costings Abbey Stadium
  • Attendance: 7,987

      Cambridge United

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      Chadwick relishing United reunion

      Luke Chadwick once was the envy of many when playing for Manchester United, but the 34-year-old is now living out his childhood dream playing for hometown club Cambridge.

      Chadwick's past and present collide on Friday night when Manchester United, with whom he won a Premier League winners' medal in 2001, visit Cambridge's R Costings Abbey Stadium in the FA Cup fourth round.

      "It's the first time I've been involved in a game against them, really looking forward to it," Chadwick told Press Association Sport.

      Chadwick made 39 appearances for Manchester United, 21 as a substitute, scoring two goals, after coming through the youth team ranks to play under Sir Alex Ferguson.

      "It was a great time," Chadwick added.

      "I went there when I was about 15, stayed there for a good six, seven years and really, really enjoyed it.

      "(Ferguson) was an incredible manager, an incredible man. It's great that I can say I played under probably the best manager in the history of football."

      Chadwick made his debut in a League Cup clash at Villa Park in October 1999 and left in 2004.

      Spells at West Ham, Stoke, Norwich and MK Dons followed before last March he signed for Cambridge.

      "To come here was a dream of mine since I was a kid," Chadwick said.

      "It was great to finally come here, pull on that amber shirt and play for the club I supported as a child. I love this club. It means everything to me."

      Chadwick helped Cambridge win the FA Trophy and end a nine-year absence from the Football League with promotion to League Two.

      Both successes were achieved at Wembley, so Chadwick knows Richard Money's side will not be fazed by the occasion.

      "It's a great club here at Cambridge and we deserve this draw against a massive club," he said.

      "We've got some fantastic players here at Cambridge. I'm sure they can't wait to get on the pitch.

      "We'll have the whole world watching on Friday night and they'll be able to show them how good they are."

      Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal expects Cambridge to launch an aerial bombardment at his Manchester United side.

      The Dutchman has studied his League Two opponents in great detail and is expecting them to try to use their height to cause a huge shock.

      "Cambridge play very direct, with long balls. They have five or six players above 1m 90cm (6ft 3in) so for us it's difficult to defend and that's why you have to prepare yourself very good," the United manager said.

      "It's not so easy to beat Cambridge United."

      Van Gaal, of course, is right. The Cambridge squad contains Josh Coulsen, Tom Champion, Adam Cunnington, Tom Elliott, Liam Hughes and Issaga Diallo, who are all 6ft 3inches.

      But it is not just the physical battle United must win.

      The players will have to be mentally strong enough to deal with the pressure of knowing that if they lose the result will go down as one of the biggest cup upsets in recent memory.

      Van Gaal has already slipped up against lower league opposition this year. The 4-0 defeat at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup left a big imprint on his mind.

      And if he needed reminding about how easy an upset can happen, he received it from his homeland this week.

      "On Wednesday PSV Eindhoven, who are top of the first league in the Netherlands has lost against the third team of the second division (Roda JC)," the 63-year-old said.

      "Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV are out. That's remarkable.

      "Surprises shall happen also in the FA Cup. There are always surprises and I hope we are not the surprise.

      "It's another opponent with another playing style with other players and we have to beat them."

      Van Gaal experienced a similar scenario to the Cambridge match in the third round when his United team had to dig deep to see off League One bottom club Yeovil.

      Van Gaal has won cup competitions in Spain, Holland and Germany, but the FA Cup already has a special place in his heart even though he has only played one match in it so far.

      "It's different here, there's more in the atmosphere," he said.

      "The FA Cup is very important for the fans and the players.

      "In Germany it's fantastic if you win the cup but not like here.

      "The attendances are better here too. That is another difference."

      Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling have been ruled out with unspecified injuries, but Robin van Persie and Luke Shaw are available again.

      Van Gaal refused to confirm speculation former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will make his debut for United.

      91'+2

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      91'+2

      Antonio Valencia clears the ball from danger.

      91'+2

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      91'+2

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 93'

      91'+1

      Radamel Falcao commits a foul on Josh Coulson resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

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      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Defending)

      91'+1

      Josh Coulson clears the ball from danger.

      91'+1

      Luke Shaw crosses the ball.

      91'+1

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      91'

      Chris Dunn clears the ball from danger.

      91'

      Tom Champion blocks the shot

      91'

      Adnan Januzaj hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

      91'

      Throw-in: Luke Shaw takes it (Defending)

      91'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      91'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      91'

      End of the game

      91'

      The referee has signaled the end of the second half

      90'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      90'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      89'

      Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 89'

      88'

      Michael Carrick commits a foul on Cameron McGeehan resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      88'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      88'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      88'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      87'

      Radamel Falcao hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

      87'

      Ángel Di María crosses the ball.

      86'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Defending)

      86'

      Manchester United makes a sub: Luke Shaw enters for Daley Blind. Reason: Tactical

      85'

      Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 85'

      85'

      Adnan Januzaj commits a foul on Tom Champion resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      85'

      Ander Herrera clears the ball from danger.

      84'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      84'

      Ryan Donaldson crosses the ball.

      84'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      83'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      83'

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 83'

      82'

      Robin van Persie commits a foul on Michael Nelson resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      82'

      Josh Coulson clears the ball from danger.

      82'

      Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

      81'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      81'

      Ander Herrera crosses the ball.

      81'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      80'

      Ander Herrera clears the ball from danger.

      80'

      Antonio Valencia clears the ball from danger.

      80'

      Luke Chadwick crosses the ball.

      80'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      79'

      Tom Elliott clears the ball from danger.

      79'

      Ander Herrera crosses the ball.

      78'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      78'

      Ander Herrera crosses the ball.

      78'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      77'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      77'

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 77'

      76'

      Cambridge United makes a sub: Luke Chadwick enters for Liam Hughes. Reason: Tactical

      76'

      Ángel Di María commits a nasty foul on Tom Champion resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      76'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      76'

      Josh Coulson clears the ball from danger.

      75'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Attacking)

      75'

      Tom Champion clears the ball from danger.

      75'

      Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

      74'

      Liam Hughes clears the ball from danger.

      74'

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      74'

      Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

      73'

      Josh Coulson clears the ball from danger.

      73'

      Tom Champion clears the ball from danger.

      73'

      Daley Blind crosses the ball.

      72'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      71'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      71'

      Robin van Persie hits an impressive left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

      70'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Defending)

      70'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      70'

      Phil Jones curls a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

      69'

      Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 69'

      69'

      Cameron McGeehan

      69'

      Cameron McGeehan commits a foul on Ángel Di María resulting on a free kick for Manchester United

      68'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Defending)

      67'

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 67'

      67'

      Manchester United makes a sub: Ander Herrera enters for Marouane Fellaini. Reason: Tactical

      67'

      Manchester United makes a sub: Robin van Persie enters for James Wilson. Reason: Tactical

      66'

      Offside called on Radamel Falcao

      65'

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 65'

      65'

      James Wilson

      65'

      James Wilson commits a foul on Tom Elliott resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      65'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Attacking)

      64'

      Richard Tait blocks the shot

      64'

      Adnan Januzaj hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

      64'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      64'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      64'

      Throw-in: Adnan Januzaj takes it (Attacking)

      63'

      Richard Tait clears the ball from danger.

      63'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      63'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Defending)

      63'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      62'

      Chris Dunn makes the save (Parry)

      62'

      Radamel Falcao hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

      61'

      Ryan Donaldson clears the ball from danger.

      61'

      Josh Coulson clears the ball from danger.

      61'

      Phil Jones crosses the ball.

      61'

      Phil Jones (Manchester United) Free Kick at 61'

      61'

      Liam Hughes commits a foul on Adnan Januzaj resulting on a free kick for Manchester United

      60'

      Josh Coulson clears the ball from danger.

      60'

      Phil Jones crosses the ball.

      60'

      Throw-in: Adnan Januzaj takes it (Attacking)

      60'

      Richard Tait clears the ball from danger.

      60'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      60'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      59'

      Richard Tait crosses the ball.

      59'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      59'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      58'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Defending)

      57'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      56'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      56'

      Harrison Dunk clears the ball from danger.

      56'

      Ángel Di María crosses the ball.

      55'

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      54'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      54'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      53'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      53'

      Cambridge United makes a sub: Harrison Dunk enters for Sullay Kai-Kai. Reason: Tactical

      52'

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      52'

      Ángel Di María crosses the ball.

      52'

      Cameron McGeehan clears the ball from danger.

      52'

      David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 52'

      51'

      Offside called on Michael Nelson

      51'

      Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 51'

      51'

      Marcos Rojo commits a foul on Tom Elliott resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      50'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Attacking)

      50'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      50'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      50'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      50'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      49'

      Liam Hughes clears the ball from danger.

      48'

      Richard Tait clears the ball from danger.

      48'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      47'

      Chris Dunn makes the save (Other)

      47'

      Adnan Januzaj hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

      47'

      Richard Tait clears the ball from danger.

      47'

      Phil Jones crosses the ball.

      47'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      46'

      Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball.

      46'

      The second half is under way

      46'

      Marcos Rojo crosses the ball.

      46'

      The referee has signaled the end of the first half

      45'

      Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 45'

      45'

      Marouane Fellaini commits a foul on Liam Hughes resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      45'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      44'

      Ángel Di María curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

      44'

      Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 44'

      43'

      Josh Coulson commits a foul on Radamel Falcao resulting on a free kick for Manchester United

      42'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      42'

      Ryan Donaldson crosses the ball.

      42'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      42'

      Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 42'

      41'

      Phil Jones commits a foul on Cameron McGeehan resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      40'

      Josh Coulson blocks the shot

      40'

      Ángel Di María hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

      39'

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      39'

      Daley Blind crosses the ball.

      38'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      38'

      Daley Blind clears the ball from danger.

      38'

      Greg Taylor crosses the ball.

      38'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      37'

      Antonio Valencia clears the ball from danger.

      37'

      Ryan Donaldson crosses the ball.

      37'

      Michael Carrick clears the ball from danger.

      37'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      37'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      36'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Attacking)

      36'

      Richard Tait clears the ball from danger.

      35'

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 35'

      34'

      Handball called on Antonio Valencia

      34'

      Chris Dunn makes the save (Parry)

      34'

      Ángel Di María curls a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

      33'

      Michael Carrick (Manchester United) Free Kick at 33'

      33'

      Handball called on Cameron McGeehan

      33'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      33'

      David De Gea takes a long goal kick

      32'

      Radamel Falcao hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

      31'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      31'

      Josh Coulson hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

      31'

      Marcos Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      31'

      Michael Nelson hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

      30'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Attacking)

      30'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      29'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Defending)

      28'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      27'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      27'

      David De Gea clears the ball from danger.

      27'

      Michael Carrick clears the ball from danger.

      27'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      27'

      Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 27'

      26'

      Marouane Fellaini

      26'

      Marouane Fellaini commits a foul on Sullay Kai-Kai resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      26'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      26'

      Daley Blind crosses the ball.

      25'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      25'

      Antonio Valencia clears the ball from danger.

      25'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Defending)

      24'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      23'

      Ángel Di María curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

      23'

      Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) Free Kick at 23'

      23'

      Tom Elliott commits a foul on Marcos Rojo resulting on a free kick for Manchester United

      22'

      Chris Dunn makes the save (Other)

      22'

      Adnan Januzaj hits a right footed shot. Outcome: save

      22'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      22'

      Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

      22'

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      21'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      20'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      20'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Defending)

      20'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      19'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      18'

      Tom Elliott hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

      18'

      Ryan Donaldson crosses the ball.

      18'

      Faustino Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      18'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      18'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      17'

      Ángel Di María crosses the ball.

      16'

      Greg Taylor clears the ball from danger.

      16'

      Greg Taylor blocks the shot

      16'

      Radamel Falcao hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

      15'

      Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 15'

      15'

      Richard Tait commits a foul on Ángel Di María resulting on a free kick for Manchester United

      14'

      Faustino Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      14'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Defending)

      14'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      13'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      12'

      Liam Hughes hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

      12'

      Faustino Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      12'

      Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 12'

      11'

      Adnan Januzaj commits a foul on Ryan Donaldson resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      11'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      11'

      Antonio Valencia clears the ball from danger.

      11'

      Sullay Kai-Kai clears the ball from danger.

      11'

      Cameron McGeehan clears the ball from danger.

      10'

      Chris Dunn makes the save (Parry)

      10'

      Daley Blind hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

      10'

      Michael Nelson clears the ball from danger.

      10'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      9'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      8'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      8'

      Faustino Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      8'

      David De Gea takes a short goal kick

      7'

      Tom Elliott hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

      7'

      Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) Free Kick at 7'

      6'

      Marouane Fellaini commits a foul on Cameron McGeehan resulting on a free kick for Cambridge United

      6'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      6'

      Throw-in: Antonio Valencia takes it (Defending)

      6'

      Throw-in: Greg Taylor takes it (Attacking)

      6'

      Phil Jones clears the ball from danger.

      5'

      Faustino Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      5'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Attacking)

      5'

      Faustino Rojo clears the ball from danger.

      4'

      Chris Dunn takes a long goal kick

      3'

      Throw-in: Richard Tait takes it (Defending)

      3'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Attacking)

      2'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      1'

      Throw-in: Daley Blind takes it (Defending)

      1'

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      Possession

      24%
      76%
      • Cambridge United
      • Manchester United

      Shots

      5
      15

      Shots on target

      0
      6

      Fouls

      5
      12

      Corners

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      Yellow Cards

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      Head to Head

      Cambridge0 - 0Man United

      Cambridge

      • 1Chris Dunn
      • 2Richard Tait
      • 4Josh Coulson
      • 18Michael Nelson
      • 3Greg Taylor
      • 17Liam Hughes
      • -> Luke Chadwick
      • 31Sullay Kai-Kai
      • -> Harrison Dunk
      • 7Ryan Donaldson
      • 8Tom Champion
      • 20Cameron McGeehan
      • 10Tom Elliott
      • Subs
      • 19Dominic Ball
      • 6Ian Miller
      • 32Ryan Bird
      • 15Robbie Simpson
      • 13Will Norris

      Man United

      • 1David De Gea
      • 25Antonio Valencia
      • 5Marcos Rojo
      • 4Phil Jones
      • 17Daley Blind
      • -> Luke Shaw
      • 7Ángel Di María
      • 16Michael Carrick
      • 31Marouane Fellaini
      • -> Ander Herrera
      • 11Adnan Januzaj
      • 9Radamel Falcao
      • 49James Wilson
      • -> Robin van Persie
      • Subs
      • 32Victor Valdés
      • 24Darren Fletcher
      • 33Patrick McNair
      • 2Rafael

      Manchester United held to goalless draw at Cambridge

      League Two Cambridge earned a FA Cup fourth-round replay at Old Trafford after Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United side endured an uncomfortable evening at the Abbey Stadium.

      Cambridge, the lowest ranked team remaining in the competition, were rewarded for their endeavour with a return in Manchester which will provide a significant boost to their finances.

      Dutchman Van Gaal selected four at the back and suffered an evening full of anxiety in the 0-0 draw.

      At times it was difficult to tell which side had won the competition a record 11 times as the Us, who twice won at Wembley last season, refused to be cowed by their more illustrious opponents.

      Richard Money's men had Van Gaal squirming on his posterior on the concrete seat in the visiting dugout, particularly when packing the six-yard box at corners.

      Cambridge were deservedly level at half-time and indebted to Chris Dunn for staying so entering the final 30 minutes when the goalkeeper saved from Radamel Falcao.

      It took United until the 64th minute to score at Yeovil in the third round and, despite occupying Cambridge territory for the majority of the second half, they could not find an opening at Cambridge.

      Dunn saved from substitute Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria in stoppage time as the hosts celebrated a memorable result.

      Cambridge drew with United 1-1 in their previous meeting at the Abbey Stadium -- as part of a 4-1 aggregate League Cup loss in 1991 -- and held on once again.

      United are still in with a chance of a first FA Cup win since 2004, but must do better in the return.




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