Cambridge Utd 0 Man Utd 0
Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0, Abbey Stadium, FA Cup Fourth Round, January 23, 2015. Louis van Gaal rested key players Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney for the FA Cup Fourth Round tie with Cambridge United at R Costings Abbey Stadium; just like he did with Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie in the third round clash against Yeovil Town.
Louis van Gaal paid the price for resting Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney for the FA Cup Fourth Round fixture against Football League Two minnows Cambridge United as Manchester United could only manage a mediocre 0-0 draw with Richard Money´s men. But instead of taking responsibility for his own choices, the 63-year-old Dutch manager blamed everything and everyone, including the pitch and referee Chris Foy. Louis van Gaal: “Every aspect of the match is against us. We have to come here. The pitch is not so good and that can influence the style. The opponent is always giving more than normal. And then you can see the performance of the referee.” Cambridge United Team: Chris Dunn, Joshua Coulson, Richard Tait, Greg Taylor, Michael Nelson, Tom Champion, Ryan Donaldson, Liam Hughes, Cameron McGeehan, Sullay Kaikai, Tom Elliott. Substitutes: Ryan Bird, Ian Miller, Dominic Ball, Luke Chadwick, Harrison Dunk, Robbie Simpson, Will Norris. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Daley Blind, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick, Angel Di Maria, Marouane Fellaini, Radamel Falcao, Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson. Substitutes: Paddy McNair, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Rafael da Silva, Darren Fletcher, Robin van Persie, Víctor Valdes.