Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Watford Tranmere booked their place in the FA Cup round where they face fallen English giants Manchester United. The League One side did defeat the Hornets in the replay, but it has to be noted that Watford boss Nigel Pearson rested almost entire starting XI in the Prenton Park showdown. Tranmere aim to claim yet another major scalp in the FA Cup, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Red Devils.
Man Utd have slim chances of winning the national championship, but they are surely capable of going all the way in the FA Cup. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops are eager to bounce back from a shocking 2-0 loss to Burnley, we believe that away win should be considered. In Marcus Rashford’s absence, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Anthony Martial.
Highlighted Player (Ollie Banks):
Ollie Banks is an English footballer who plays for League One side Tranmere Rovers. The Rotherham local who was born on the 21st of Septemeber, 1992, joined Rotherham United in 2010 and made his professional debut in May 2011 the following season.
Incidentally, his debut game would also mark his first professional goal in football and even his final appearance for The Millers, who released him in 2012. During the next couple of years, Banks played for several Sixth and Seven tier teams before signing a professional contract with Chesterfield FC in September 2013. Banks made over 90 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and helping them earn promotion to League One at the end of the 13/14 season.
A notable spell at Oldham Athletic succeeded his time at The Spireties before he finally joined Tranmere Rovers in May 2018. The 27-year-old who predominantly plays as a central midfielder is known for his dynamism and versatility.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.