Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal insists his squad must be well prepared for their FA Cup fourth round clash against Cambridge United.
In the third round of this same competition, United beat League One side Yeovil Town 2-0, thanks to goals by Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria.
The goals came after a stuttering start to the clash at Yeovil but with the match on Friday night, Van Gaal has said he won’t be taking the battle against Cambridge United lightly.
“It’s always tough to play against weaker teams because in the players’ minds, it is a weaker team,” Van Gaal said in his pre-match press conference.
“For example, on Wednesday, PSV Eindhoven – who are no.1 in the league in the Netherlands – lost against no.3 of the second division. It shall happen also in the FA Cup. There are always surprises and I hope we are not the surprise.
“When you see Cambridge and when you analyse Cambridge, they play very direct with long balls. They have five or six players who are taller than 1 metre 90 so for us it will be difficult to defend against. That is why you have to prepare yourself very good. It is not so easy to beat Cambridge United.”