FA Cup: Bradford chief Mark Lawn hopes for Man Utd tie for his wife

Bradford players celebrate
Bradford have beaten Halifax Town, Dartford, Millwall and Chelsea to reach round five of the FA Cup

Bradford City joint chairman Mark Lawn hopes the League One giant-killers draw Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round to make wife Yvonne happy.

Phil Parkinson's side earned their place in Monday night's draw with a remarkable 4-2 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Lawn said: "I want Man United for my wife, she's a big Man United fan.

"Julian Rhodes [co-chairman] wants them for the money and Phil wants them just from the playing point of view."

Manchester United must beat Cambridge United in a replay at Old Trafford to secure their place in the last 16 after being held to a 0-0 draw by the League Two side on Friday.

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Bradford, who two seasons ago reached the League Cup final where they lost to Swansea, have raised around £700,000 from their FA Cup run.

And Lawn admitted that sum had been needed to get the club's playing budget back on track.

"Phil pushes me and Julian very hard. We've overspent nearly every season with him and have taken a risk," he said. "This year we gave him a million pounds more than we could afford but he's repaid it.

"Julian and I aren't stupid, we know we haven't got that kind of money to put in. But Phil got us Leeds United in the League Cup and we beat them, so we made inroads with that, and now Chelsea.

"The two together have wiped out the deficit. So Phil can keep all his players now and look forward to building on the success we've had to make us even stronger."

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