Louis van Gaal: I’m not a betting man but Man United have real chance

Louis van Gaal runs the rule on Manchester United's FA Cup prospects

Louis van Gaal is tipping Manchester United to win the FA Cup after a 3-0 victory over Cambridge United on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils broke the deadlock in their FA Cup fourth-round replay courtesy of Juan Mata’s 25th-minute opener at Old Trafford.

I give you a tip. We have a real chance now

Louis van Gaal

United centre-half Marcos Rojo scored his first United goal to double the home side’s lead before James Wilson sealed their progress with 13 minutes remaining.

The Red Devils face Preston North End in the next round, and Van Gaal is confident that his United side can go all the way in the competition.

“I am not a casino man,” Van Gaal told his post-match media conference on Tuesday night.

“I am not allowed to bet. But I give you a tip. We have a real chance now.

“We are the highest qualified team in the FA Cup so our status is the highest club. But Arsenal is still in the cup and also a very high competitor. Liverpool is also there and will fight.”

The 20-time English champions played out a goalless draw with League Two side Cambridge at Abbey Stadium last month.

United have won the competition a joint-record 11 previous occasions, although the club haven’t won the competition since their 2004 victory over Millwall at Millennium Stadium.

The Red Devils were beaten by Arsenal on penalties on their last appearance in the FA Cup final in 2005.

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