Opta Stats: Shrewsbury v Manchester United

Will Louis van Gaal still have a job after Manchester United's match with Shrewsbury?
Will Louis van Gaal still have a job after Manchester United's match with Shrewsbury?
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The Monday night FA Cup match against Shrewsbury has become one that Manchester United simply must win. Opta rates their chances.

"Manchester United have scored 19 goals in their last eight games against third-tier opposition in the FA Cup – at an average of 2.4 goals per game."

Under 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

The Red Devils have lost just one of their last 45 FA Cup games against lower-league opposition, falling at home to Leeds in January 2010 (W37 D7). Manchester United are 1.412/5 to win.

Shrewsbury have won five and lost 14 of their 23 matches against top flight opposition in the FA Cup. They are 9.617/2 to pull off another giant-killing.

Shrewsbury's last victory over Premier League opposition came back in 2003 versus Everton at home (2-1 in Round 3). They are 7.513/2 to qualify.

Manchester United have scored 19 goals in their last eight games against third-tier opposition in the FA Cup - at an average of 2.4 goals per game. Under 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

Shrewsbury have won all of their previous three FA Cup games; they haven't won four consecutively in the competition since the 1990/1991 season (excl. penalties). The odds of the game going into extra time are 5.24/1.

Manchester United have won the last six FA Cup fifth round ties that they have been involved in. They are 2.0811/10 to win half-time/full-time.

All six of Shrewsbury's goals scored in the FA Cup this season have come in the second half of their games. The Manchester United half-time/draw full-time double result is priced at 19.5.

The Shrews have kept five clean sheets in their last seven FA Cup games (W5 D1 L1). Under 1.5 goals is 4.3100/30.  

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