Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal up for the cup

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal

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Manchester United have a great chance of winning the FA Cup this season now many of the favourites are out of the competition, according to boss Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils are the second favourites at 3.60 to lift the prestigious trophy at Wembley come May after the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton were eliminated in round four.

United nearly suffered an embarrassing exit in the last round themselves as they were held to a goalless draw by League Two side Cambridge United.

The sides meet again at Old Trafford on Tuesday night for the replay, with United 1.07 to advance to round four, while Cambridge are 19.93 to cause a major upset in the match betting market.

The winner will go on to play either Preston or Sheffield United in the next round and Van Gaal is full of belief his side have what it takes to end their 11-year wait to win the FA Cup.

Van Gaal said: “When there’s a lot of high potential winners out then your chance is bigger. We are still in the FA Cup and a lot of teams are not.”

However, the Dutchman says his team cannot look too far ahead or risk being the latest big name to bow out of the competition when they face Cambridge.

Manchester United have not won it for 11 years so not always the best team win it. It’s also the underdog. That’s our warning for Tuesday,” added Van Gaal.

Van Gaal looks set to name a strong starting XI for the visit of Cambridge although Ashley Young will be missing again with a hamstring injury.

Jonny Evans may also sit out the clash due to a knock while Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata could feature having sat out the first game at the Abbey Stadium.

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