Manchester United and Preston await FA Cup draw

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United and Preston will go into the FA Cup quarter-final draw tonight which will take place before kick-off at Deepdale.

So far Man United have had a very kind draw having played lower league opposition in Yeovil Town, Cambridge United and Preston North End but there are some potentially tough games in the quarter-final if United can beat Preston this evening.

Arsenal and Liverpool are undoubtedly the biggest names left in the hat apart from Man United but so far Louis van Gaal‘s side have avoided Premier League opposition.

Aston Villa and West Brom are the two other Premier League sides left in the FA Cup having knocked out Leicester City and West Ham United in their games this weekend.

Blackburn Rovers will be in the pot after ex-United youngster Joshua King scored a hat-trick to secure them a spot in the quarter-final draw and Reading will be in the draw having knocked out Derby county.

The lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup are Bradford City and having drawn lowest-ranked side Cambridge in the Fourth Round, van Gaal will be hoping his side have the same fortune tonight in the draw.

Draw numbers: 1. Arsenal, 2. Liverpool, 3. Aston Villa, 4. West Bromwich Albion, 5. Bradford City, 6. Blackburn Rovers, 7. Reading, 8. Preston North End/Manchester United.

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