Football

Blades can't wait to cut down Red Devils

THIRD ROUND

MAN UNITED v
SHEFFIELD UNITED
(Tomorrow, 1.20am, 
Singtel TV Ch 109)

Sheffield United are confident of making Manchester United's "sticky season" even worse, with captain Jay McEveley saying all the pressure is on their FA Cup third-round opponents.

Louis van Gaal's side have struggled this campaign, with the pressure intensifying after they ended 2015 without a win in eight matches - their worst run since 1989-90.

Last weekend's victory over Swansea alleviated the pressure slightly, but League One side Sheffield United, eighth in the third-tier division, are hoping to pile it back on again.

The Blades reached last season's League Cup semi-finals and the final-four juncture of the FA Cup the year before that, so McEveley, 30, knows better than most the key to causing an upset.

"I think it was about going in relaxed - no pressure on you at all," the defender (left) said of their recent cup successes.

"We're a League One club and all the pressure is on them on Saturday.

"They've had a sticky season so far, to say the least, but we know what qualities they possess.

"We've got to be aware of that but, again, we go there relaxed because there's no pressure on us.

"I am sure (their form) can (be exploited). We are working on things, our game plan, on how we can cause them problems.

"We're not just going to go there, sit back and let them have all of the ball and not get in their faces at all. We'll do that at the right time.

"We've got a game plan, we're going to stick to it. We can score goals, we can cause teams problems with the players we've got and we're going to go there and try to do that."

- PA Sport.

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