Shrewsbury Town have already eliminated a brace of Championship sides from the FA Cup and it will be a surprise if they fail to find the net against a short-on-confidence Manchester United.
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The Greenhaus Meadow gang currently reside the wrong side of League One’s dotted line of doom, having lost ten of 15 outings on their own patch this term.
Yet, a vestige of the superb home record that sealed their promotion to the third tier last term remains, in their ability to find the net consistently in front of their own partisans.
Shut out just five times in 18 home games across all competitions this season, they recently put three past Sheffield Wednesday’s above average Championship defence to book this glamour tie.
United have been horrendous on the road for much of the campaign but, given the sheer wealth of attacking talent at Louis van Gaal’s disposal, are difficult to oppose for a 17/50-rated victory.
Denied a goal in just three of their 20 road games this term, despite a style of play that lends itself to opponents whose chief intent is to stifle, they should have the cutting edge to come out on top against foes who have lost four of their last six in Shropshire.
However, having conceded in all bar three of the 18 road games since they started 2015/16 with consecutive clean sheets against Club Brugge and Aston Villa, United cannot be relied up to deny Shrewsbury a goal of their own to celebrate.
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