Tranmere vs Manchester United preview: FA Cup prediction, tickets, live stream, TV, H2H, odds, team news

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Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately need a win to lift the gloom surrounding the club of late, but they could be in for a tough FA Cup test this weekend at Tranmere Rovers.

United have lost their last two Premier League games 2-0 - away at Liverpool and at home to Burnley - and League One Tranmere will fancy their chances of a cupset on a winter-worn pitch at Prenton Park on Sunday, especially after knocking out Watford on Thursday.

Date: Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Venue: Prenton Park

Kick-off time: 3pm GMT

Prediction: Tranmere 1-2 Man Utd

Rovers will likely start brightly, and will look to put their visitors under pressure - especially from set-pieces. However, United should have enough about them to reach the next round.


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How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 2.30pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

You can also follow all the action on Standard Sport's LIVE match blog.

Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • These sides have met just once in an official competition, with United winning 5-0 in the League Cup back in September 1976.
  • Tranmere won 3-2 against United's Under-23s in the Football League Trophy last December, and a few players who played that time around - such as Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes - could well be in action against Rovers.

Betting Odds

  • Tranmere to win: 7/1
  • Man Utd to win: 2/5
  • Draw: 4/1

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Team news

Man Utd: Victor Lindelof should return from illness to ease United's defensive concerns, but Solskjaer is still light of options elsewhere.

Scott McTominay (knee), Paul Pogba (ankle), Axel Tuanzebe (thigh), Marcus Rashford (back) and Marcos Rojo are all definitely out, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah is on the mend.

With United failing to score in their last two games without Rashford, Mason Greenwood is almost certain to start in attack.

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