Manchester United FA Cup money to go on Cambridge United toilets

Cambridge United will spend their FA Cup windfall sprucing up the toilets, says chairman Dave Doggett.

The U's held Manchester United 0-0 at the Abbey Stadium on Friday to secure a lucrative replay at Old Trafford, which is expected to be worth more than £1m.

"Hopefully we can get the stadium done and start putting in some proper toilets," Doggett told the Sunday Mirror.external-link

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Nell, Florrie and Felix, ponies who lives next to Cambridge United's training ground, had a message for players on Monday morning

"Some toilets and tea bars and more hospitality - that's what we will do."

The Cambridge board have been desperate to upgrade their 8,000-capacity stadium, which hosted non-league football for nine years until last summer's return to League Two.

But the ground is owned by a property developer, who wants to secure a deal to build houses on the other side of the city before improving the club's stadium.

Give kids a day off?

The U's will now face the 11-time FA Cup winners at Old Trafford on Tuesday 3, February and have been given an initial allocation of 9,000 seats.

Doggett told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's a shame it's a school night isn't it?

"I'm just hoping someone from the education department might be listening and may be a bit lenient and let them leave school early and get in late the next day.

"It's a once in a lifetime experience, it would be a great gesture."

Now for Dagenham

After the delirium of holding Louis van Gaal's Premier League giants, Cambridge move on to hosting League Two strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday.

A win could put Richard Money's side within three points of the play-offs.

"We've got a big game coming up on Tuesday night. It might not sound like it, but we have to prepare right and that includes Dagenham at home," said midfielder Tom Champion.

Tom Champion
Cambridge midfielder Tom Champion managed to get his hands on the shirt of Manchester United's Michael Carrick