Manchester United will be travelling to Greenhouse Meadow for their fifth round Emirates FA Cup tie on Monday Night with the hope of booking a place in the quarter finals.
The 11-time winners of FA Cup which is the oldest trophy in England looks as the favourite in this clash but the host are not to be undermined as their Manager Micky Mellon has declared they won’t be overawed or intimidated by Manchester United as they look to get a result against the Premier League side.
Shrewsbury turned their focus to Manchester United after a hard earned 3-2 victory over Blackpool on Saturday and they are determined to get something out of the game.
Shrewsbury are not in any kind of form this season, as they have lost 2 of their last 5 league games, being that the 2 games they lost are all at home, they have also won 2 and drawn 1. They are currently 18th in the third tier of English League system.
Manchester United are also in same phase of form as their opponent Shrewsbury, they have lost 2 of their last 5 league matches, won 2 and drawn 1.
Shrewsbury Town: Team news
Micky Mellon is likely to present same team that won against Blackpool as there are no injury reports or fitness worries.
Shrewsbury Town: Predicted line-up (3-5-2)
Leutwiler – Whitbread,Grandison, Knight-Percival – Grimmer, Whalley, Ogogo, Black, Brown – Akpa Akpro, Mangan.
Manchester United: Team news
Manchester United will be without their skipper Wayne Rooney as he is out for 6 weeks, De Gea is also a doubt for the clash as he picked up an injury during the Europa League game, Fellaini and Januzaj are also out on injury making Van Gaal short on opinions.
Manchester United: Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
The Dutch man will likely present the same squad he used in Thursday’s Europa League game.
Romero – Smalling, McNair, Blind, Love – Herrera, Carrick – Mata, Lingard, Depay – Martial.
Shrewsbury Town vs Manchester United: Prediction
Manchester United are in their worst phase for the season, loosing games back to back while Shrewsbury are also not in their best form but have a boost of morale as they were victorious in their last game.
Louis Van Gaal will hope his side wins this game and pick up their broken pieces from there and thus lift the huge pressure on him whereas Micky Mellon hopes to grab a vital win at home.
I tip the Red Devils to win this game as FA Cup seems to be their only hope for a silverware this season.