Crawley Town will give United "the utmost respect"

A lot of the glamour has gone out of the FA Cup in recent years but the Manchester United v Crawley fifth round tie will go a long way towards restoring much of it. It’s what the Cup is all about with interest certain to be sky high. Boss of the Blue Square Premier club Steve Evans was delighted with the draw, saying: ‘It was just a surreal moment. We got the tie that everyone in the country wants. I suppose if you are Arsene Wenger or Alex McLeish you don’t want that draw – but we did’

A lot of the glamour has gone out of the FA Cup in recent years but the Manchester United v Crawley fifth round tie will go a long way towards restoring much of it. It’s what the Cup is all about with interest certain to be sky high. Boss of the Blue Square Premier club Steve Evans was delighted with the draw, saying: ‘It was just a surreal moment. We got the tie that everyone in the country wants. I suppose if you are Arsene Wenger or Alex McLeish you don’t want that draw – but we did”

“We will approach the tie in a really positive nature” he continued “the only non-league club capable of beating Manchester United is Crawley Town as we stand  today, miracles do happen. ‘This is going to be the biggest day in our lives but we will give them the respect that Real Madrid gave them… the utmost respect.

The Old Trafford clash takes place on the weekend of February 19-20, just days before United travel to Marseilles for the Champions League first leg tie. It will therefore be interesting to see what sort of lineup Sir Alex decides to field.

FA Cup fifth round draw:

West Ham v Burnley

Notts County/Manchester City v Aston Villa

Stoke v Brighton,

Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday,

Leyton Orient v Arsenal,

Everton/Chelsea v Reading,

Manchester United v Crawley,

Fulham v Bolton/Wigan

Should Ferguson field his strongest side against Crawley?

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  • I see a Giant killing in the Pipe line,I think Crawley town might fail this time. 😉
    The Blessing of all this is Chelsea ave a replay, as do City, more pressure and games to wear them out.So that’s good. Spuds knocked out, shame.
    If you want to look on the bright side, that was our second string out against Southampton, there was an improvement, in comparison to the Carling cup game against Wet Spam. Lets be honest the middle defence was way much better, look for some positives.We all know the midfield of United is dire, from top to bottom, excluding Paul, Darren, and Micheal.We need squad players though.That’s what we used at St Marys.simple as.
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    If we need to field our strongest side against Crawley town, its amazing.Aint gonna happen! The boss is putting up a Red Herring!
    The team last night that played, at St Marys has more than enough to knock them out.If not. Why am I, Even thinking “IF”. Play the United youths, they will put Crawley out, and bleed them for the big games at Old Trafford.The progression of United youth.The United way.
    This match is in between the “Noisy nobodys” and a “wee” trip to a dangerous venue on the Medi.Be afraid doon there?Its ominous the Red Devils from Sussex have the same probs on a miniscule scale to the “Big” Devils.
    Ohhh money and planning and thinking ahead.Its a tricky one. lol

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