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Van Gall is not underestimating Cambridge United
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:06
Louis van Gaal, Manchester United manager, said that the FA Cup fourth-round tie on Friday against Cambridge United is not a game to be taken lightly at all. Even though many fans and perhaps some players might think that this is going to be an easy match, sportsbook software services believe that the manager’s words should be taken very seriously.
The Dutchman is not willing to underestimate Cambridge United for the meeting that will get underway on Friday, and one that is eagerly anticipated by many fans.
Manchester United were able to win the competition on 11 occasions, and having 75 places between the teams in the Football League, Van Gaal’s players will begin the match being the heavy favourites to advance.
However, Van Gall, who was able to avoid being beaten in the round before that with a win of 2-0 at League One Yeovil Town, believes that an easy match at Cambridge – who are currently standing in League Two at the middle of the table – should not be expected.
“It’s always tough to play, in the mind at least, a weaker team, because in the players’ minds it’s a weaker team,” he said.
“For example, PSV Eindhoven, the number one team in the league in the Netherlands, lost to the number three side in the second division.
“That shall always happen in the FA Cup. There are always surprises, and I hope we are not the surprise.
“When you see Cambridge and analyse them, they play very direct, with long balls, and have five or six players who are over 1.9 metres in height. So for us it will be difficult to defend.
“That is why we have to prepare very well. It’s not so easy to play and beat Cambridge United.
“It is another opponent, with another playing style, with other players, and we have to beat them, otherwise we are out.
“It’s different more in the atmosphere. The FA Cup is very important to the fans, to the people and to the players also. That is the difference.
“Okay, in Germany it’s fantastic that you win the cup, but no so like it is here. Also, the attendances of the fans is much higher than in Germany or Spain.”
Even though this upcoming meeting may sound like an easy one, anything can happen, but sportsbook software services believe that if Manchester United tread carefully, they will most likely prevail.