Ruthless Red Devils deny Cambridge

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Published: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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Cambridge’s heart-warming FA Cup run came to an end as Manchester United snuffed out any hopes of another shock at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and second-half substitute James Wilson scored in the 3-0 win which sent United through to a fifth-round tie at League One Preston.

Cambridge failed to match the heroics of Bradford and Middlesbrough – who knocked out Chelsea and Manchester City respectively – but it could have been a much different story had Tom Elliott converted a great opportunity after just 50 seconds.

Cambridge will not care about that though. The 6,500 fans they brought to Old Trafford – and the supporters they have won along this FA Cup run – were just delighted the team made it this far.

And in fairness to the League Two outfit they put up more than a fight in their two fixtures against the 20-time English champions.

The 0-0 draw against United 11 days ago will live long in the memory of the club’s fans – as will their trip to Old Trafford, where they came up against a team worth almost £240million.

The £1million windfall the minnows have earned from this replay will come in particularly handy to Cambridge, who have an annual turnover of £1.6million.

Published: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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