The FA Cup is in full effect! Manchester United wants to win the championship for the first time in over a decade, but Sheffield United won’t make it easy! These two squads will meet on Jan. 9 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every kick, block and goal! Click to watch!
Manchester United is still stinging from getting eliminated from the Champions League. Winning the FA Cup would make them feel so, so much better, but can the struggling team get it together in time to defeat Sheffield United in their third round matchup?
Normally, when you hear the Red Devils are taking on the Red and White Wizards, it may be something out of Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. But when Manchester United hosts Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Jan. 9, it’s not sorcery — it’s soccer! This epic showdown between these two classic clubs takes place at 12:30 p.m. EST, so be sure you’re ready for some unforgettable action!
Sheffield United is also known as The Blades and they are part of League One, the third tier of English football. The FA Cup invites teams from all levels of play to compete for the championship, which is why Sheffield United will take on the Premier League’s Man U. The Red and White Wizards made it to the FA Cup semifinals in 2014, but it’s been 90 years since the club’s last FA Cup championship.
It’s only been a decade since Man U won the FA Cup, but they’re still thirsty to add to their impressive 11 FA championships. While they’ve only lost once in 36 tries against teams from the lower leagues of English football, according to BBC Sport, they aren’t the juggernauts they used to be. It’s quite possible that Man U’s FA Cup dreams will turn into nightmares, thanks to the Red and White Wizards.
Man U was on a winless streak until their 2-1 victory against Swansea City, according to Bleacher Report. However, they’ll be without Adnan Januzaj, reports Sky Sports. Phil Jones is out due to an ankle injury. Ashley Young is likely to be benched, but player Jesse Lingard will be available after he complained of a sore hamstring.
Sheffield United’s Matt Done is returning, giving the Blades an extra boost in the offense department. Will he lead the League One team to victory? Or will Man U show why they play in the Premier League and not in the minors? There’s only one way to find out.
Who do you want to win, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think will take home the FA Cup?