Robin van Persie and Luke Shaw ready for Cambridge clash

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that Robin van Persie and Luke Shaw are in contention for the club's FA Cup fourth round clash with Cambridge tomorrow evening. 

Speaking to MUTV, the Red Devils boss, who saw his side beat Yeovil Town in the last round of the competition, has suggested that Van Persie could return to the side for tomorrow night's clash. 

United options 

After being replaced against Southampton, the Dutchman missed the club's Premier League victory over strugglers QPR this past week, but he could make the starting XI at Abbey Road, with the likes of James Wilson, Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao also in contention for the fixture. 

As well as Van Persie, Shaw, who also missed United's victory over Rangers, could start tomorrow night as he looks to kick on in the second half of the season. 

Van Gaal has, however, revealed that the trio of Ashley Young, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans will miss the clash, with the duo of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo expected to start at the club. 

The United boss could also turn to youngsters Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair as the pair continue to establish themselves in the first-team. 

Victory expected 

There's no doubt about it, though, with the FA Cup acting as the club's only realistic opportunity land a piece of silverware this season, the Red Devils are expected to field a near enough full strength side against the side positioned 12th in League Two. 

Manchester United fans will certainly be hoping the likes of Van Persie, Falcao and Co. are able to fill their boots, as they look to find their best form before the club turn their attentions back to the Premier League. 

Van Gaal will certainly be hoping his side get the job done at the first attempt, as they look to avoid a potential replay back at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Manchester United fans: Who should start in attack for your club tomorrow? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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