Cambridge United held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw in their FA Cup Fourth Round encounter at the Abbey Stadium on Friday. The League Two side had a promising start to the first half putting together decent chances on attack. They came close on a few occasions but were a bit unlucky with their finishing.
However they had a perfect opportunity to take the lead in the 25th minute when Ryan Donaldson clearly overhit a straightforward shot to an unmarked Sullay Kaikai who could have secured the lead for the home side. The Premier League opposition looked like they were still finding their feet with half chances. In the second half Louis Van Gaal’s men had the bulk of the possession and attempts at goal but it was just after the hour mark when they had a good chance to take the lead through Radamel Falcao who latched on to a brilliant pass by Michael Carrick who took a touch before he fired it goalwards, only to be denied by Chris Dunn.
With the bulk of the possession the visitors began to dominate and had another great chance from substitute Robin Van Persie when he latched on to a chip from Angel Di Maria in the area but he could only managed to volley his shot wide. The chances for the home side were few and far between as they were now faced by wave after wave of Red Devils attacks. Despite that they were still on level terms which was key for both sides.
With under seven minutes of regulation time the U’s had a brilliant chance when Donaldson got the upper hand on Daley Blind on the right and crossed to Tom Elliot in the Peabody area but the pass did not reach him as Phil Jones intercepted and headed out for a corner. Neither team was able to find a breakthrough after three added minutes as it ended 0-0.