Manchester United’s quest to become the FA Cup’s most successful side continues when they travel to Derby County in the fifth round.
The Red Devils have won the competition 12 times in total, one fewer than Arsenal. Their last taste of glory came under Louis van Gaal in 2016, having lost the final under his predecessor Louis van Gaal two years later.
So far in this year’s competition they seen off Wolves after a replay and Tranmere Rovers, comfortably beating the latter. Their reward is a trip to Championship side Derby County, who knocked them out of the Carabao Cup last season.
The Rams have also already beaten Premier League opposition this season, knocking Crystal Palace out of the FA Cup at the third round, before getting past Northampton, albeit needing a replay to do so.
Can they add another Premier League scalp? Or will United reign supreme? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news and live stream information.
Derby vs Man Utd: Key details, TV & live stream information
Competition: FA Cup
Venue: Pride Park
Date: Thursday, 05 March 2020
Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 1.
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Last five meetings: Derby vs Man Utd
25 September 2018: Man Utd 1-1 Derby (League Cup)
05 January 2018: Man Utd 2-0 Derby (FA Cup)
29 January 2016: Derby 1-3 Man Utd (FA Cup)
15 February 2009: Derby 1-4 Man Utd (FA Cup)
20 January 2009: Man Utd 4-2 Derby (League Cup)
Aggregate Score: Derby (DLLLL) 5-14 Man Utd (DWWWW)
Ones to watch
Derby: Wayne Rooney
When the draw was made, before Derby had even confirmed their spot in the fifth round, all eyes were on this tie for one reason.
For the first time since leaving England for MLS, Rooney will go up against Manchester United, the team he spent most of his career at with massive success.
The 34-year-old only joined Derby in January but has already made himself key to Phillip Cocu’s side, taking over the captaincy and becoming an ever-present in the starting line up. He is no longer the player who reached his peak at United, but Rooney will be looking to roll back the years on Thursday for his new club.
Key stat: Wayne Rooney has missed just 14 minutes of action for Derby since his debut.
Man Utd: Mason Greenwood
While Derby will have one Manchester United goalscoring great, for the Red Devils another young star will be hoping to make an impact.
Mason Greenwood has been excellent this season, taking his share of the attacking responsibilities first in the cup competitions before carrying that form into the league.
His workload has increased lately following Marcus Rashford‘s injury, but Greenwood should still be in line to start and will want to make his mark facing United’s all-time record goalscorer.
Key stat: Mason Greenwood has scored 13 goals in 35 games across all competitions this season.
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Manchester United haven’t been at their best when rotating in cup competitions but managed to get over the line against Club Brugge last week, albeit against 10 men.
Solskjaer will be hoping for a similar performance from his team at Pride Park with an FA Cup quarter-final on the line.
Rooney will be motivated against his former side, but his influence may not be enough to pull off a shock.