Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 4
Sun 26 January 2020 15:00
Referee
Lee Mason
Weather at KO
weather icon Possible Drizzle  7oC | Precip: 29% (0 in) | Wind 8.6 mph
Pitch
Poor
Travel Info
1/2 hour coach
Distance
24 KM

Tranmere Rovers

Last updated: Sun 26 January 2020 10:01
In Brief

Beat Watford after extra time on Thursday to set up a glamour tie versus Manchester United. Darren Potter, George Ray and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy doubtful.

Looking Back

Tranmere beat Watford in a rescheduled third round game on Thursday to set up a glamour tie versus Manchester United.

The Rovers are inside the relegation places in League One, but are obviously fully focused on their upcoming game against the Red Devils.

Looking Ahead

A lot has been made of the state of the Rovers' pitch. Their pitch is in very poor condition and things could be even worse on Sunday, with this being their second home game in four days.

The likes of Darren Potter, George Ray and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy are all doubtful with injuries.

Points of Interest

Tranmere have the third-worst home record in League One, having won only three of their thirteen home matches.

Manchester United

Last updated: Sun 26 January 2020 08:34
In Brief

Badly need win after back-to-back league humiliations. Rojo, Rashford, McTominay and Pogba sidelined. Lindelof doubtful.

Looking Back

United lost in 3 of last 4 rounds in league with same 0:2 scoreline. Display particularly bad on Tuesday in 0:2 home defeat against modest Burnley team. Poor defending combined with toothless attack keep being regular features of displays.

Lucky to go past Wolves in first FA Cup test, needed home replay in which stole 1:0 win. That said FA Cup only realistic chance to win silverware and expected to take competition seriously.

Looking Ahead

Coach Solskjaer set to trust at least 3-4 of the youngsters from the off in this one, but he will also be looking to use some experienced players in search of win. Mata and Lingard likely to start.

Important Rashford, McTominay and Pogba remain sidelined, but Lindelof could be over illness on time. Tuanzebe still in rehabilitation.

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Unavailable
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Manchester United

Last updated: Sun 26 January 2020 08:34
In Brief

Badly need win after back-to-back league humiliations. Rojo, Rashford, McTominay and Pogba sidelined. Lindelof doubtful.

Looking Back

United lost in 3 of last 4 rounds in league with same 0:2 scoreline. Display particularly bad on Tuesday in 0:2 home defeat against modest Burnley team. Poor defending combined with toothless attack keep being regular features of displays.

Lucky to go past Wolves in first FA Cup test, needed home replay in which stole 1:0 win. That said FA Cup only realistic chance to win silverware and expected to take competition seriously.

Looking Ahead

Coach Solskjaer set to trust at least 3-4 of the youngsters from the off in this one, but he will also be looking to use some experienced players in search of win. Mata and Lingard likely to start.

Important Rashford, McTominay and Pogba remain sidelined, but Lindelof could be over illness on time. Tuanzebe still in rehabilitation.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer out
  • Ashley Young (sp) (def) Inter;

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Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1