Manchester United vs Sheffield United Preview

January 8, 2016
By: Deke Hardman

Wayne Rooney

Saturday’s FA Cup action concludes at Old Trafford where Manchester United face Sheffield United.

Only holders Arsenal have won this competition more than the hosts, who halted their recent run of poor form with victory over Swansea City last weekend – their first win in nine games.

They made the quarter finals last season, eventually being knocked out by the eventual winners while the last time they went out at this stage was the 2013/14 campaign when they lost at home to Swansea City.

Adnan Januzaj has returned to Old Trafford but will not feature as he is short of match fitness while Phil Jones is also out and Ashley Young is likely to be rested though Jesse Lingard is fit after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Anthony Martial is favourite to open the scoring at 4.7 (37/10) with 888 Sport, with Wayne Rooney a 5.0 (4/1) shot with Bet 365.

The home win is 1.33 (3/10) with a number of firms with the visitors as highly priced as the 12.0 (11/1) on offer from Bet Victor. The draw is a 5.7 (47/10) chance with 888 Sport.

The Blades, who’s last of their four triumphs in this tournament came in 1925, secured home wins against Worcester City and Oldham Athletic to set up this tie.

They lost to Peterborough United at the weekend to end a run of four straight wins in all competitions, but a return to winning ways here would see them go into the fourth round for the fifth season in succession.

Matt Done, who scored the winner in the second round victory over Oldham, has recovered from a hamstring injury in time to be considered for selection.

Billy Sharp is 12.0 (11/1) to get the first goal of the game with Bet 365, with Che Adams a 17.0 (16/1) shot with the same firm.

The Red Devils have scored at least twice in their last five meetings with the Blades, so you may be tempted to back a home win with over 2.5 goals in the game at a price of 1.91 (10/11) with Paddy Power.

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