Dreaming of Wembley
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reiterated his determination to win a trophy in his debut season after his side beat Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round.
United prevailed 3-0 in Tuesday's replay against fourth-tier Cambridge at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and James Wilson, setting up a fifth-round trip to third-tier Preston North End.
With rivals such as Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur having exited the competition at this stage, United are now favourites to end an 11-year wait to lift the world's most famous domestic cup competition.
But Van Gaal admits the visit to Deepdale in two weeks will be testing, especially after Preston's impressive 3-1 replay victory away at cup specialists Sheffield United.
"Every club in the FA Cup wants to win; we also," said Van Gaal.
"We have to beat Preston and that will not be easy. They won away against a cup fighter like Sheffield United, so it will be difficult for us to win in Preston North End.
"I heard from (assistant manager) Ryan (Giggs) they (Sheffield United) are very good cup fighters and Preston beat them 3-1. So Preston is not a piece of cake."
Reflecting on his side's performance against a team who are currently 79 places below United in the English league system, the Dutchman added: "I don't think we played a very good match.
"But it is always difficult against a defensive team. We could have done better, but I am pleased with the result.
"Cambridge have played very well; a very organised team and with the mentality that was superb. The fans were fantastic from Cambridge United. We have done what we had to."
He added: "I prefer to play against lower teams because the possibility to survive is higher. The FA Cup is a title and I am living for titles as a coach, but it is always difficult.
"It is even sometimes more difficult to win against a lower team than a big team. That is good, but that is also what football is"
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