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  1. Laird gives Preston lead, Herrera levels for Utd
  2. Fellaini fires visitors ahead & Rooney with penalty
  3. Man United entertain Arsenal in quarter-final
  4. QF draw: Aston Villa v West Brom
  5. Liverpool v Blackburn; Bradford v Reading

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    FA Cup fifth round - done. Thanks for coming.

  2. Post update

    We can confirm that the quarter-final between Arsenal and Manchester United will be shown on the BBC. Set the calendar for that one.

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Andrew Lascelles: It makes me laugh. Wayne Rooney dived to win a penalty but the England manager says he did not dive. Stop kidding the public

    Richard Finch: What example is that for youngsters? Roy Hodgson defending Rooney's dive to get a penalty. He made no attempt to get the ball.

    Mark Tomlinson: It was a clear dive! Rooney should have been booked! Hodgson refusing to acknowledge that says everything you need to know!

  4. Manager reaction

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Preston boss Simon Grayson, speaking to beIn Sport: "The first one he [Wayne Rooney] is close to interfering with our goalkeeper. Sometimes you get them and sometimes you don't. Even the second we felt there was slight nudge by Fellaini on Tom Clarke but there are fine lines between winning football matches and not. Regardless of the scoreline we are very proud of what we have done.

    "This is a big club, the infrastructure is in place. We are doing well in the league and we will draw from the experiences tonight."

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    Jordan in Birmingham: No contact there. If that was Ronaldo, Suarez or another foreigner, everyone would've been on his back.

    Josh in Bristol: Penalty discussion with my dad, he thinks it was (as a Liverpool fan). How is football coming to this when a penalty is given with no contact!

    Mark Burgess: Phil Dowd proves conclusively that he is the worse referee in the Premier by some way. The first United goal was blatant offside and the third was no contact and the England captain disgraces the position by diving. Unlucky Preston but every thing has conspired against you.

  6. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    If you missed the FA Cup quarter-final draw, holders Arsenal will travel to Manchester United.

    The Gunners, who beat Hull City in last year's final, defeated Middlesbrough in the fifth round.

    Liverpool host Blackburn, League One survivors Bradford City face Reading while West Midlands rivals Aston Villa and West Brom will meet at Villa Park.

  7. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Preston manager Simon Grayson calls the decisions that went against his side 'the fine margins' that can settle a game. But he has no sour grapes, he's proud of his side and is very much focussing on promotion from League One.

  8. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    England manager Roy Hodgson, speaking on BBC One: "I don't think it's a dive from Wayne Rooney for the penalty I think he's taking evasive action."

  9. Man of the match vote

    Wayne Rooney was your pick for man of the match this evening with 46.4% of the vote, with Preston's Kevin Davies finishing in second.

  10. Manager reaction

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "I was reasonably satisfied. We didn't give anything away. The fights between Kevin Davies and the defenders was difficult but we didn't give anything away. The Preston goal was a little bit unlucky, it was deviated.

    "But then we showed an unbelievable team spirit. We changed the shape and that was the solution. We scored fantastic goals, a little bit lucky also I think. I liked the second goal a lot, we have trained that a lot.

    "Marouane Fellaini has a body, he also scores goals. I played him in the position that he wants for the first time but I do not always have a position for him. The spirit was better."

  11. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    England manager Roy Hodgson will not be drawn on any of the season's breakout English performers. Will he pick any of them in his next squad next month? Surely...

  12. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Preston winger at Deepdale on BBC One

    "For the penalty, there's no contact on Wayne Rooney. It's a dive."

  13. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Kevin Kilbane and Phil Neville do not agree about the Manchester United penalty. Kevin Kilbane is adamant that it was a dive by Wayne Rooney. Neville insists Rooney had to get out of the way.

  14. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Scott Laird celebrates for PNE

    "Scott Laird gave the supporters a moment the will savour. I think David De Gea should've saved it and it's maybe an own goal with a touch of Antonio Valencia. Preston had a good spell after that and Joe Garner had a good chance, but he just couldn't generate enough power with a header. That was their moment, and United took control after that."

  15. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Phil Neville

    Former Manchester United defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "It's tough to criticise David De Gea who has won so many games for United this season The changes made the difference for United. It created space for them. For the penalty, Wayne Rooney had to get out the way. For me it's a penalty and a reckless challenge."

  16. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    England manager Roy Hodgson, speaking on BBC One: "The substitutions and change in style with Marouane Fellaini up front alongside Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United. When the equalising goal goes in as the home side a little bit of air goes out of your balloon. Tonight there were two winners - Manchester United win and go through. But Preston are winners with their performance and effort."

  17. Manager reaction

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    PNE boss Simon Grayson

    Preston boss Simon Grayson: "Our players thought Wayne Rooney was in the way for their first goal but we can see that he wasn't. The players can be very proud, we gave them a good game.

    "We looked like we were comfortable but when they went 4-4-2 they exposed us down the sides. They have class. The players can wake up in the morning and be proud of what they've done.

    "They've not let the game pass them by and we hope to use this as motivation for the rest of the salon. Our sole aim for the season was promotion."

  18. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Scunthorpe, Walsall, Oldham. Back to League One reality with a bang for Preston. That's their next three games.

  19. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    England manager Roy Hodgson speaking on BBC One: "It seems to me the longer that Louis van Gaal works with the players the better they will get. It's also incredible how well Wayne Rooney does in so many different games, in different positions."

  20. Manager reaction

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini: "We knew it would be very hard but we win today and that's the most important. We changed the game, we know the quality of Ashley Young, he can cross and it was an important substitution.

    "I like to play forward, I can score goals but the manager is the boss."

  21. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Phil Neville

    Former Manchester United defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "They keep showing great spirit. Louis van Gaal made changes and it won them the game. It's a massive tie in the next round and they are building a bit of momentum now."

  22. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    One defeat in 19 games for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side now. With all of the money they have spent, and the star players they have brought in, you'd expect no less. But they still don't convince do they? It's a mismash of a squad if you ask me.

  23. Have your say

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Van Gaal

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  24. Text us on 81111

    Sandipan in London: Against Burnley and now against Preston, the moment we switched to 4-4-2 with two wide players, our whole outlook changed. We started creating chances, breaking down the opposition down, and became menacing, organised and purposeful in attack. What a turnaround now. All we need is Louis van Gaal to realise this (happened twice now) and stick with this set up and formation! No more arguments, this is it! Ander Herrera blossoms in the middle alongside Daley Blind too.


    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    All over. Preston are out and Manchester United go on to face Arsenal in the last eight.

    Huge applause around Deepdale for the home side's efforts.

  26. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Preston win a corner - is that in?! Scott Laird flicks it on, David De Gea makes a save and Ashley Young clears from off the line! Good defending from Young.

  27. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "I know Manchester United have won this but Louis van Gaal is taking too long to find out his best system and the right personnel on the pitch in games. The top managers see these things much sooner."

  28. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    FOUR MINUTES added on. A dodgy offside call and a dodgy penalty call will be the talking points after the game.

  29. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    That's a kick in the teeth for the home fans. Or perhaps somewhere more painful. Preston have given their all but Manchester United have played well for about 15 minutes in total, and that has been enough.

  30. Post update

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    Wayne Rooney celebrates converting his penalty

    "The goalkeeper has come from a long way back and is nowhere near it. Once he goes down Phil Dowd has no choice but to give that. The penalty was emphatic from Wayne Rooney - he knows what he wants to do and no goalkeeper is saving that."

  31. GOAL

    Preston 1-3 Man Utd - Wayne Rooney (Pen)

    Wayne Rooney scores from the spot for Man United

    Wayne Rooney has a goal in 2015 - it's his first of the year and he buries it. Right into the roof of the net.

    That settles it. United will face Arsenal in the quarter-finals.


    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Wayne Rooney goes down for a penalty

    Wayne Rooney chases a ball through, Preston keeper Thorsten Stuckmann comes out and tackles him - Rooney goes down and a penalty is given. I don't think there is any contact...

  33. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    The away fans are singing about Wembley again as Preston send centre-half Tom Clarke up front for the final few minutes. A cash-spinning replay for Preston? They need to fashion one chance...

  34. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "Robinson needed to run with it against the Manchester United defence. He just shot too soon there."

  35. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United right-back Antonio Valencia gives the ball straight to Preston sub Callum Robinson, he has time but tries a shot from way out, hitting it right at David De Gea. Unlike for the opening goal of the night, De Gea stops it.

  36. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle

    Former Tottenham and Newcastle winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United have actually lost a bit of composure in the past few minutes. There's still hope for Preston here in the remainder of the game."

  37. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Into the last 10 minutes of a disjointed, disappointing display from Manchester United - but they are close to a place in the last eight. What will the results from this post-mortem reveal?

  38. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Ashley Wilkinson: Wonder, if United win this, it'll be considered a deserved, hard-earned win like at West Ham by Louis van Gaal. Again, far from good enough.

    Chris Edwards: Wing play gets a goal, almost like they should have been doing this since the start the fans have been crying out for it for weeks.

    Andy Donley: This, Mr Van Gaal, is why Manchester United play with wingers. Cotton on!


    Preston 1-2 Man Utd


    Martin Keown has picked his three contenders for the FA Man of the Match, but who gets your vote?

    Have your say on the right-hand side of this page, or via the vote tab at the top if you're on your phone or tablet.

  40. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "Ander Herrera has come to the fore. This is better from Manchester United and what we expected from the off. There was a reaction to falling behind but they have to dominate these games from the start. It's taken them to go a goal down before they have woken up."

  41. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    There are plenty mocking Manchester United fans for their exuberant celebrations at 'only Preston' but don't forget the FA Cup is their only chance of a trophy this season. It matters.

    Preston have the prize of promotion to go for too but they've not given up on this one, substitute Kyel Reid wide from the edge of the box. Good strike.

  42. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    We are 13 minutes away from a Manchester United v Arsenal quarter-final. Or a famous Preston result.

    Marouane Fellaini goes close to a third, bouncing out of a tackle to get a shot away but it's well blocked on the six-yard line.

    Can Preston find one more chance?


    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Preston boss Simon Grayson makes three changes all at once. On come Callum Robinson. Scott Wiseman and Kyel Reid. Fresh legs, but Preston need a miraculous response from here. United a different team since Ashley Young's introduction. There's a sentence I didn't expect to write this season.

  44. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle

    Former Tottenham and Newcastle winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That should be enough for Manchester United. And yet again they got joy again by going down the by-line. Preston will need to come out and chase the game now but they are looking very tired now. Simon Grayson needs to make those changes as quickly as possible."

  45. Post update

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    Marouane Fellaini celebrates putting Man United in front

    "You cannot take it away from Fellaini, he wanted the ball more than anyone else. We talked about personality and character and who would be that person and you have to say Fellaini has plenty of it."

  46. GOAL

    Preston 1-2 Man Utd - Marouane Fellaini

    Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini pokes in a second

    That's burst the Deepdale balloon. United lead after good play from Antonio Valencia on the right, his cross is met by Marouane Fellaini. A powerful header parried back out by Thorsten Stuckmann and the Belgian is able to toe-poke the rebound into the roof of the net. Predatory.

  47. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "That's a very lucky escape for Kevin Davies. Maybe that will see him get substituted now. There are some tired legs out there now in the Preston team."

  48. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd

    Kevin Davies is a lucky man! He's on a yellow card and trips Chris Smalling, that's a stonewall booking any day of the week but referee Phil Dowd lets him off.

  49. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    James Forster: Rooney a mile offside. How can he not be interfering with play in that position?

    Darren Stock: Is that offside? Had to move out the way in an offside position but keepers expecting him to connect surely?

    John K: Rooney not interfering with play? To be fair, he hasn't interfered with play the entire game.

  50. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd

    The pubs of Friargate will be buzzing with the rights and wrongs of that Manchester United goal for days, weeks and months. Don't tell the guys in the Lamb & Packet that goal was fine...

  51. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd

    The United fans are winning the singing battle for the first time all night, Deepdale is hushed with worry as the visitors win a free-kick out wide. Preston clear. A key few minutes coming up as the men in red are playing at a far higher tempo now.

  52. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    Preston appeal for offside

    "I think they are complaining because Rooney was in the path of the goalkeeper but if he did not touch it, it does not matter. Louis van Gaal has got the reaction he needed. I have sympathy with the Preston keeper, but the rules are, if you do not touch the ball it is OK. For me, he is interfering though."

  53. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle

    Former Newcastle and Tottenham winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Preston are trying to claim offside, but I don't think it is. The changes have helped with the width that Ashley Young has given them - they look a much better side now."

  54. GOAL

    Preston 1-1 Man Utd - Ander Herrera

    Ander Hererra celebrates for Manchester United
    Ander Herrera scores

    United level! They've looked a much better side since Ashley Young came on, and he makes the goal by finding Ander Herrera in the area. Herrera squeezes a shot off, Wayne Rooney is offside and standing right in front of Preston keeper Thorsten Stuckmann.

    Great awareness from Rooney to stand still and let the ball go past him without a touch, and the shot goes in off the base of the post. Was he interfering with play though? Stuckmann thinks so but the goal stands.

  55. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Preston goalscorer Scott Laird was punched in the face by a Stevenage fan after an FA Cup game four years ago. He'll have happier memories of the old competition after tonight

  56. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Radamel Falcao has scored four goals for Manchester United. Four.

    That's just not good enough is it?

    Marouane Fellaini almost gets a shot away but Paul Huntington makes a wonderful sliding block.

  57. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    Man United strikers Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney

    "Another night of nothing from Falcao. You wonder if you'll see him again in a Manchester United shirt. I don't think he's offered much at all."

  58. CLOSE!

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Joe Garner flicks a header on and forces David De Gea into a save. A second Preston goal and Deepdale could combust like a Spinal Tap drummer...

  59. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "That was a fantastic header from Tom Clarke. He was straining every sinew to beat Marouane Fellaini to the ball."


    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao is substituted

    A big cheer from the away end as Radamel Falcao is replaced! Falcao stutters as he makes his way off, he can't believe it's his number being displayed. Maybe he needs contacts?

    Ashley Young is on now, with Marouane Fellaini going up front. Hit the big man.

  61. Text us on 81111

    Adam in Edinburgh: Can we sack Louis van Gaal now? I don't even care if we win this, he is clueless!

    Fraser in Greenock: Shaping up to be yet another lacklustre performance from United. Totally bereft any of their traditional flair and creativity. They look second best in almost every match I've watched - LVG I feel seriously overrated- how long is his contract?

    Matt in Wrexham: Maybe Ryan Giggs can explain to Van Gaal what a winger is??

  62. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria hits a serving shot from 30 yards but it's meat and drink for the giant Thorsten Stuckmann in the North End net. Interestingly, I wouldn't' like to cover his meat and drink bill for a month. Like keeping a shire horse.

    Marouane Fellaini is close to a header but brilliant defending from Tom Clarke to flick it away.

  63. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    BBC News School Report

    BBC News School Reporters Indigo, Harry, Lilli, Jonny and Daniel from Walton le Dale Arts College and High School in Lancashire report from Deepdale: "Deepdale absolutely bouncing after the first goal of the game. The PNE fans are definitely wanting to win this game."

    BBC News School Report is a BBC project helping secondary school pupils around the UK to make their own news.

  64. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria thinks he's been fouled and does a triple roll away from the tackle of John Welsh, an early 1990s Serie A effort. Waved to his feet.

    Ashley Young is readying himself for action.

  65. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "Falcao just doesn't have the pace to get away from the Preston defence. Is he fit enough? He's trying to prove he should be here in the long term, but it's just not coming off for him."

  66. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    It's League One 5-2 Man Utd this season by my reckoning. Though United are yet to face third-tier opponents at Old Trafford. They are 35 minutes away from FA Cup elimination, but could still force an equaliser yet.

    They have to have a shot on target first though...

  67. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Ian Charris: Not sure where the United equaliser is going to come from. Time to show what you are made of multi millionaire fancy Dans.

    Adam Wild: Sat alone in my living room, just caught myself shouting "he's done it, he's done it" at the top my voice!

    Mark Tomlinson: At least United can now resort to lumping long balls into the box...... Oh hang on, that's what they have been doing!

  68. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Chance! It's almost two as Preston whip in a deep free-kick, Ander Herrera is monstered out of the way by Tom Clarke and he can't get a clean volley on it!

    Get the old size nine on that, and it's 2-0. He was three yards out!

  69. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Two League One sides in the quarter finals? Believe it.

    Preston North End fans do. It's a cracking atmosphere.

  70. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Deepdale

    "Preston have got their joy for starting the second half so well but for me David De Gea has to save that. A goalkeeper of his quality, with the season he's having, you really would expect him to save it. There's a long way to go in this half but it will suit Preston to sit back and protect this lead now."

  71. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator at Deepdale

    Scott Laird celebrates his goal for PNE

    "I think Scott Laird just closed his eyes and hit that shot as hard as he could!"

  72. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    A huge noise inside Deepdale now. This is the lead they all dreamed of, when your man was dragging a mattress across town to queue up for tickets, when your man was offering to sell a kidney - it was to see Scott Laird bag...

  73. Post update

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    Manchester United keeper David De Gea

    "The crowd have gone berserk. Manchester United have been punished here. I think David de Gea puts it into his own net in the end, unbelievable scenes. It has almost gone through De Gea's body. Great start for Preston in this half.

    "Where are the personalities in this Man Utd team? Where are the characters? There has to be a reaction now."

  74. GOAL

    Preston 1-0 Man Utd - Scott Laird


    Wow! There is the early goal this game needed! Moments after Scott Laird was almost played in, he is and scores!

    Laird runs on to Joe Garner's pass, hits it early, it takes a deflection off the toe of Antonio Valencia's boot and goes right through David De Gea.

    De Gea has been the best player for United all season - but he made a hash of that. Should have saved it...

  75. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "There's a bit of a naivety and panic in the Manchester United defence if you test them. Preston need to capitalise on that."

  76. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Preston make a bright start, Chris Humphrey away from a man on the wing, early cross and Joe Garner threatens to tee up Scott Laird on the overlap - but it's snuffed out.

  77. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Phil Neville

    Former Manchester United defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "I want to see more risks from Manchester United in the second half. Paul Scholes has been critical of them as we know and he was a player who took risks, and took a gamble. At the moment this United team are not doing that."

  78. KICK-OFF

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Game on!

  79. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    The players are back out for the second half. Let's raise it a notch...

  80. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Iain Moss: Manchester United players are afraid of Van Gaal so they follow his tactics and take no risks. It's becoming clear that LVG's tactically inept.

    Stephen: United are awful, LVG is the wrong man for them, so slow, so many long balls to nobody, Preston defending well.

    David Smith: Too narrow. Di Maria and Herrera come and pack the middle. Shaw and Valencia not good enough to beat their man. Poor tactics.

  81. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Juan Mata, Adnan Januzaj and Ashley Young are on the bench for Manchester United tonight. Can they change it?

    They could do with Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

  82. Rooney in midfield?

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Match of the Day

    England manager Roy Hodgson on Wayne Rooney on BBC One:

    "I don't think it matters where Wayne Rooney plays to me. I have great respect for club coaches, they have to use players where they think best. As long as he is playing well and showing desire. I know if we want him to move up front, like he has done tonight, he can do it like that.

    "At the moment I would like to say he has been a key figure at centre forward for England, it would take a lot for me to think along those lines of playing him in midfield, it would be a lot of responsibility for a 19-year old to replace a 100-cap man."

  83. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Phil Neville

    Former Manchester United defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    Man Utd

    "Daley Blind has not made many forward passes but he's controlled the game with the most amount of touches. Towards the end of the half Kevin Davies closed down on him and he that nullified that threat a bit."

  84. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Wayne Rooney has made some good runs off the back of the Preston defence but he has only had 29 touches - only Falcao had fewer outfield for United. That's why Louis van Gaal moved him into midfield in the first place.

    North End defender Paul Huntington only touched it five times. A spectator.

  85. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Preston winger at Deepdale

    "Wayne Rooney looks sharp tonight and he has a point to prove with him being put back up front."

  86. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Phil Neville

    Former Manchester United defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    Manchester United striker Angel di Maria

    "Manchester United started well and quickly and it looked like it would be a performance to make us notice. But they've settled to a possession game, been happy to just pass it sideways.

    "Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria are combining well at times. But Di Maria has to get his passing right because Wayne has got into some good positions."

  87. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United had 70% of the ball in that first half - but didn't have a single shot on target.

  88. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle at Deepdale

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United dominated possession without creating chances. Preston sat deep and you would expect more from United."


    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

    Pretty grim stuff. Preston will be pleased so far but there has been a lack of any quality at all.

  90. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "Wayne Rooney's pace has got him in behind a few times and that's what Manchester United have been lacking recently."

  91. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United fans are singing about Cristiano Ronaldo. The quality served up from their current crop of stars is a million miles away from Ronaldo's heyday...

  92. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Chance! A rare chance! Radamel Falcao finally gets some service inside the area, Preston's defence is stretched and Falcao flicks it into the run of Wayne Rooney. It looks like a tap-in but all credit to Bailey Wright, who recovers to slide in and clear his lines. Get that wrong and it's a penalty.

  93. Text us on 81111

    Nick in Worcester: Kevin Davies is a shadow of his former self - it's taken him 38 minutes to get booked!

  94. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria hits a long ball over the top, it's a cracking pass to be fair, Wayne Rooney has broken the offside trap - but he can't bring it down. Just too far for him to reach it.

  95. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Phil Mark: Would be happy to see the back of Di Maria and Falcao at the end of the season.

    Stu Moore: United starting well just tempo and final ball as always for them. Herrera and Di Maria need to move more.

    James Lawson: As a neutral used to love watching Manchester United. They are a tough watch nowadays.

  96. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini and Radamel Falcao

    'United will win four or five nil tonight, buddy. No problem.'

    That was the opinion of the guy who cut my hair this morning. I wasn't going to argue with him at the time, he had a razor in his hand, but if he's watching now I wonder if he'll change his mind?


    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Kevin Davies is booked for a foul on Ander Herrera

    'Can't pass, can't shoot, can't score' - I think that was the tweet about Blackburn's Josh King on Saturday - just before he started a hat-trick.

    You'd get good odds on a hat-trick tonight. Kevin Davies does pick up a booking for a late lunge on Ander Herrera.

  98. Text us on 81111

    Dal in London: The very fact that Preston have had more shots on target tells us a lot about this United side. Poor.

    Ruben in Aberdeen: Will someone please tell Louis van Gaal to start using some wingers!

    Al in Manchester: Fancy Fellaini for a hat-trick now. I remember somebody lamenting Josh King on Saturday for Blackburn. He did the same.

  99. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    One shot on target so far, from Preston, and absolutely no chance of a goal at either end. The Preston fans will be happy enough so far though.

  100. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "I think Louis van Gaal needs to get out of his seat sometimes. I know it's not his style but he needs to connect with his players."

    You can watch the game live on BBC One or by clicking on the Live Coverage tab on this page.

  101. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle at Deepdale

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You expect a lot more quality from Di Maria, three or four crosses he has over hit and he just hasn't settled in the game."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  102. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    United move it nicely out to Angel Di Maria, three men in the middle - and he shanks it out for a goal kick. That is rubbish.

  103. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Preston's Joe Garner rises for a long ball

    Nothing too intricate about Preston's line of questioning, a huge thump down the middle, Joe Garner and Kevin Davies go for the header and United have to hack it out for a throw. Long balls have never been so in vogue.

  104. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale on BBC One

    "Manchester United need to move the ball quicker. The top teams play with intensity and pace which United aren't doing here yet."

  105. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    There's been a clamour from some United fans to get Ander Herrera into this team and he shows a glimpse of why with a fine slide-rule pass down the outside to send Antonio Valencia away. His cross sees Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney attack the ball at the far post - but they can't get an effort away.

    The ball eventually comes through to Angel Di Maria but his pass isn't gathered in by Radamel Falcao.

  106. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    We mentioned earlier that Preston must make the most of their set-pieces and they do this time, Paul Gallagher landing a free-kick on the money from wide on the left, Joe Garner gets there first but heads over the top. Good chance for the League One side.

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Aessof: What does anyone see in Fellaini as a footballer? He offers very limited options I feel. And playing him up front too?

    Chris Hall: Fellaini's ball control is lamentable.

    Phil Johnson: United need midfielders who can create chances for the forwards. Rooney and Falcao can't pass to themselves.

  108. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Clumsy from Kevin Davies as he clatters into Antonio Valencia - but Preston's work rate has been exemplary so far. Davies and Joe Garner are harrying the United backline, the midfield are tracking their men and up front Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao have been kept quiet.

  109. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle at Deepdale

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Man United are edging it on possession but it is a good tempo and the two teams are cancelling each other out."

  110. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria has had a mixed start to the game but twice in quick succession he floats away from challenges in midfield and threatens to find a striker in the area. Like Falcao, he should be doing more though.

  111. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    Chris Smalling shies away from a Joe Garner strike

    "Chris Smalling just needs to deal with situations earlier. Sometimes he creates problems that are all of his own making."

  112. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Great block! Luke Shaw does well down the left for Manchester United and puts in a low cross, Wayne Rooney arrives on it to crack in a hot but top work from John Welsh, who has tracked his man and stopped the shot with a thigh.

  113. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Chris Hall: Impressed with the pressing, energy and team spirit on show tonight. Sadly it's coming from Preston.

    Andy Donley: I'd dread to think how low Angel Di Maria's pass completion rate is. Think he's fundamentally opposed to playing it simple.

    Ben Eardley: Joe Garner has started diving already! He's an embarrassment to the game.

  114. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Man United striker Radamel Falcao

    Lazy from Radamel Falcao, he doesn't hold the ball up well and he loses it cheaply.

    Is it fair to call Falcao a flop yet? Not offered much for me. He kept me up typing till 2am on deadline day last August as well. I bear a grudge.

  115. CLOSE!

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria to take it - curls over the wall and wide! But not by too much. Thorsten Stuckmann didn't move in the Preston net.

  116. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    PNE's Neil Kilkenny and Angel di Maria

    Better from Preston, they've had a lot more of the ball in the last few minutes. But now they give away a free-kick in a dangerous area. The crowd goes noticeably quiet. Anticipation? Dread?

  117. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    "Preston have to get their wing-backs higher up the pitch. They've been pinned into their own half here so far."

  118. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Backpass of the season! Admittedly that's a niche award, but a Preston midfielder turns and rifles a 50-yard ball back to Thorsten Stuckmann in the Preston net. It's neck high, not an easy one to deal with, but the German chests it down and volleys away upfield.

    Lovely stuff.

  119. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Chris Waddle at Deepdale

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United look very bright and very sharp. They are getting a lot of joy with the ball in midfield."

  120. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    "Wayne Rooney is showing some nice movement. He looks like he is in the mood, but United's players have to get some quality balls into him."

  121. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    "There's only one David Moyes!" is the chant from the United fans...

    Only joking. It is from the home fans though, in recognition of the stellar job Moyes did at Deepdale. Moyes is there tonight as a pundit.

  122. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Joe Garner has Preston's first shot on target, scuffing one at David De Gea from 25 yards. No purchase in the shot, but he can score from there. If you've not seen Garner's goal v Rotherham in the play-offs, check it out.

    An absolute cracker...

  123. Text us on 81111

    Sunny in Liverpool: That draw was probably Roy Hodgson's best performance for Liverpool.

    Alec in Exeter: Assuming That draw could not have been any better for Brendan Rodgers and co.

    Jon in Wirral: A great draw for Liverpool. Wembley here we come hopefully.

  124. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Preston need to make the most of their set-pieces tonight, even Louis van Gaal said that was United's weakness - but their first free-kick is overhit and right out of play. Understandable nerves and tension throughout the men in white, but they have at least stemmed that opening wave of United attacks.

  125. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    There's no Phil Jones to whip those corners in tonight of course. Daley Blind is playing very, very deep, almost in the backline. Angel Di Maria then gives the ball away cheaply, not good enough for a £60m man.

  126. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    "It's interesting to see Wayne Rooney taking set-pieces for Manchester United. I'm sure a few fans would prefer to see him on the end of things inside the box though."

  127. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Kevin Davies helps out his defence with a cracking clearing header and a foul from a red shirt ends a wave of pressure from the Premier League side. Preston cannot contain that amount of pressure forever. They've hardly had a touch so far.

  128. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender at Deepdale

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

    "It's all about Manchester United setting their stall out in these early stages in front of an intimidating home crowd."

  129. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Luke Shaw wins a corner for Manchester United as their fans start to sing about Wembley already. Deepdale hasn't been as loud as this for a long time.

  130. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Good tackle from Chris Humphrey gets the Preston fans even more vocal. Wayne Rooney has indeed started up front.

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Jack ‏Hesselden: Sixth-round draw looks interesting hoping my team Man u beat Preston to face Arsenal and looking forward to Bradford City v Reading.

    Sam Edwards: Home to Blackburn! And United vs Arsenal, good draw for Liverpool. Back to our second home we go.

    Tom: As a Villa fan I say bring on the Baggies!!!

    The Tim Sherwood affect has got you already...

  132. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Man Utd

    Here we go!

  133. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    "We're the one and only North End!" is the chant from the Sir Tom Finney Stand. Wayne Rooney has a business face on. Let's do this...

  134. No go for Nogan

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Kurt Nogan

    Does the name Kurt Nogan mean anything to you?

    Probably not. But when I was at university in Preston the mere mention of his name would light up the face of many a North End fan. Why?

    Nogan scored twice against the mighty Arsenal to put Preston 2-0 up at Deepdale in an FA Cup tie. OK, so they lost 4-2 in the end, with Marc Overmars among the scorers, but Nogan's name lives on.

    Who could be a hero tonight?

  135. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Deepdale is a sell-out tonight, and the strains of Elvis's 'I can't help falling in love with you' will be heard right across Moor Park and beyond.

    It's a big night in Preston. The biggest since my graduation, I would say...

  136. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Preston winger at Deepdale

    "Paul Huntington will be a big threat from set-pieces for Preston. Up front is where the dangermen are. Joe Garner and Kevin Davies we know all about and Paul Gallagher alongside them is probably their best player."

  137. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Phil Neville

    Former Manchester United defender at Deepdale

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney leaves the tunnel at Deepdale

    "I think Louis van Gaal has been caught by surprise at the intensity of these ties. United will look to outnumber Preston in midfield areas and the big news obviously is Wayne Rooney back up front."

  138. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Here come the teams. Cracking atmosphere at Deepdale.

  139. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Those ties will be played on 7/8 March. Preston could have another cracking FA Cup tie. If they win tonight...

  140. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Aston Villa v West Brom

  141. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Preston or Manchester United v Arsenal

  142. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Bradford City v Reading

  143. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Liverpool v Blackburn

  144. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Here we go then - draw time.

  145. Post update

    Sir Tom Finney's son, Brian, is helping with the FA Cup draw. He is the spitting image of his dad. It's extraordinary.

  146. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    The draw for the last eight is moments away then. Who do you want? Who do you want to avoid?

  147. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Rich Wig: I played violin at school with Ben Kingsley's son - Ferdinand at Warwick School in, er, Warwick. Ben came to watch me in a concert.

    Andy Baldwin: Once kicked a football at Kate Moss at school. She was very thin so it was quite easy to miss.

    Wayne: I'm from Deal, Kent, home of Charles Hawtrey, Norman Wisdom and some say where a certain Julius Caesar landed in 55BC!

  148. Goals galore

    Quarter-finals draw

    West Brom
  149. Brilliant Bradford

    Quarter-finals draw

    Bradford City

    Not long to go now until we find out who Bradford will face...

  150. Text us on 81111

    Chijioke in London: My family come from the same village as Kanu and he got me tickets to see the last game of the invincible season.

    Mark in York: Many years ago when I was 15 years old, myself and Steve McClaren were the midfield partnership in a local team called Cliftonville.

    Alan Lucas in Hemel Hempstead: Chris Hutchings in the 80's for Chelsea was our sole claim until gymnast Max Whitlock.

  151. Post update

    Quarter-finals draw

    Manchester United

    Before tonight's game though there's the small matter of the draw for the quarter finals. The ties will be played over the weekend of 7/8 March and Bradford fans will be pleased to know that they are all on live TV.

    Here's the numbers in the hat:

    1. Liverpool

    2. Arsenal

    3. Aston Villa

    4. West Brom

    5. Bradford City

    6. Blackburn Rovers

    7. Reading

    8. Preston or Manchester United

  152. LIVE NOW!

    Match of the Day

    Match of the Day is starting now on BBC One, with live coverage of the quarter-final draw followed by all the action from Manchester United's fifth-round tie against Preston North End.

    Gary Lineker is joined in the studio at Deepdale by England boss Roy Hodgson, former Manchester United defender Phil Neville and ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane. Guy Mowbray and Martin Keown will commentate on the match.

    Ahead of kick off, Hodgson will also join Brian Finney, son of late Preston legend Tom Finney, to draw the balls that will decide the quarter- final fixtures, on what will be the first anniversary weekend of Sir Tom's death.

    You can also watch on this page by clicking on the Live Coverage tab.

  153. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Juan Mata has been on Wikipedia. Here are his thoughts from his blog on tonight's opponents: "I have been reading a bit about tonight's rival and I have seen that Preston North End was one of the founder members of the English League, and they even got to win it without a single defeat.

    "We play at Deepdale Stadium, which is considered the world's oldest stadium in professional football. It is said to have hosted its first game in 1875…Definitely this is a team who also brings that historic touch that I like about English football.

    "However, they are not living in the past: they are in a good position in the League One and I'm sure they want to add to his long history a great performance against Manchester United."

    He definitely said all of that. 100%.

  154. Text us on 81111

    Lee Duerden in Colne: I'm from Colne in Lancashire and we are proud to be the home town of Wallace Hartley, the bandleader who played on whilst the Titanic sank!

    Leon in Fleetwood: I live in Fleetwood Lancs, the same place as darts player Wes Newton and women's boxing pioneer Jane Couch MBE.

    Zac Clark in Hassocks: I live in a little village called Hassocks, along with a certain MOTD presenter called Jonathan Pearce!

    Love this. The Titanic one is fantastic.

  155. Behind the scenes

    FA Cup draw


    The FA Cup draw will be made in the Invincibles Lounge inside Deepdale...

    Phil Neville

    Here is Phil Neville signing autographs before joining Gary Lineker and Kevin Kilbane in the studio...

  156. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Luqman Liaqat: Fraizer Campbell, Cameron Jerome and Jonathan Stead were all born in my neighbouring town of Huddersfield.

    Jason Williams: West Indies fast bowler, Jerome Taylor grew up 10 mikes away from me in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica! Ashamed of that given the Ireland result!

    Matthew Wheeler: Doncaster. Brian Blessed, Jeremy Clarkson, Kevin Keegan, David Pegg, Sarah Stevenson and some guy from a very poor boy band.

  157. What's missing for Wayne?

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United have won the FA Cup 11 times, but they don't have a single player in their squad who has won the Cup with them after Darren Fletcher's departure on deadline day.

    You'd just assume that Wayne Rooney had won the Cup wouldn't you? Well he hasn't...

  158. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Chris Bevan at Deepdale

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United's starting XI tonight cost £247.9m in transfer and loan fees, with a further £54m on the bench. That's about £300m more than Preston paid to assemble their squad, who have just emerged to warm-up to loud cheers.

    The other things separating the two sides are 44 league places and the 43 years since they last met, but none of that seems to bother increasingly famous Preston fan Roop Singh (see 18:53 GMT), who has just been up to the Deepdale press box.

    "Preston hold the record for the biggest win in an FA Cup tie (26-0 v Hyde United in 1887 ) and we have also won the Cup without conceding a goal," he told BBC Sport. "United have had more than 100 years to break those records but they re things they can only dream of."

  159. Text us on 81111

    Ben in Glasgow: Dr Who himself, Peter Capaldi, went to the same primary school as me in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow.

    Rob in Belper: live in Belper, a small town in North Derbyshire in which double commonwealth gold medalist swimmer Ross Davenport was bought up in, I also attended the same school as him.

    Emil in Lincolnshire: Unfortunately, I have Margaret Thatcher as a notable person born in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

  160. 'Deepdale is in my soul'

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)


    BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson talks about his love for Preston, before the club's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Manchester United.

    Lawrenson began his career at Deepdale under the management of Bobby Charlton, before moving on to achieve FA Cup success with Liverpool.

    The former defender describes making his Preston debut as "utopia". It's a lovely watch.

  161. LINE-UPS

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Line ups
  162. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Gordon Ingli: I hail from Dunblane, the same town as tennis player Jamie Murray. Apparently, he has a brother too...

    Hary Manoharan: Born in the same town as Jimmy Page. Mighty Heston.

    Jack Traynor: Darren Gough, Dickie Bird and Sam Nixon of Pop Idol fame all from Barnsley.

  163. 'Rooney is a striker'

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England manager Roy Hodgson: "The last time I was here was with Blackburn in 1997 in the League Cup and it never ceases to amaze me, a club in Division One and you see a stadium as fantastic as this.

    "Such a difference from three years ago in terms of young players available for England, we didn't have such a choice. Now we have so many younger players, who are kicking at the door and that is a great thing. My main hope is these players can keep progressing.

    "Louis Van Gaal has a wealth of talent and his job is to get best players in positions to suit him. Who knows maybe I will find myself in that position one day but we still regard Wayne Rooney as an attacking player because that is where he is scoring goals. It won't be a problem for us but for us his best position is one of the attacking positions."

    Roy is doing the FA Cup draw just after 19:30 GMT.

  164. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Superb, Will. Don't rip that wallpaper though...

  165. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Welcome to Deepdale on A4 pieces of paper

    Will Rawlinson: Making the most of the home tie. Intimidation.

  166. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Former Preston and Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane on BBC World Service: "Wayne Rooney is a fantastic striker, that is his natural position, he is a goal scorer. He's chasing records don't forget, he's chasing the Premier League's overall goal scoring record and Manchester United's overall goal scoring record. That's what he wants, he wants to be scoring goals and he is less likely to do that playing in midfield."

    "Having played with him and realising the intensity that he trains with every day, he wants to get himself into goal scoring positions, so I think that you do him a disservice by playing him in the position that he is playing because he is far better suited to playing as a striker."

  167. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    It's easy to be cynical at times but there are plenty of young Preston fans goggle-eyed at seeing Wayne Rooney warming up just in front of them. Sometimes you forget what the FA Cup can be all about.

  168. End of a wait for Villa?

    Quarter-finals draw

    Aston Villa
  169. Liverpool's FA Cup quarter-final record

    Quarter-finals draw

  170. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Preston boss Simon Grayson, speaking to BBC Sport: "We want to be solid but will keep two up front with Joe Garner and Kevin Davies to try and affect them. The atmosphere will play a massive part for us, it probably won't affect Manchester United because they have played in front of big crowds before, but it will give our lads a real lift.

    "We have a tough task, they have some world class players but if we give it a go and get a bit of luck you never know."

  171. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Ian Walker: I'm from Tamworth and most famous person I know of is Tony Coton, ex-Manchester United goalkeeping coach and friend to my dad.

    Ross Groves: I'm from Doddington which is the same village where Paralympic gold medalist Johnny Peacock is from.

    Dave Stott: I played for Godmanchester Rovers at the same time as Darren Bent - he was pretty good then & destroyed me in A vs B team matches.

    I like to think that Tony Coton is best known for being your dad's mate...

  172. Reading on a run

    Quarter-finals draw

  173. Home comforts

    Quarter-finals draw

    Blackburn Rovers
  174. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United come out to warm up to a chorus of boos. The locals let them know just who they are here to see...

  175. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Simon Grayson
  176. Wenger's record attempt

    Quarter-finals draw

    Arsene Wenger
  177. Text us on 81111

    Chris in Portishead: I'm from Portishead near Bristol. I am from the same town as the band Portishead!

    Chris in Kirkby: Phil Thompson, Leighton Baines, Ryan Taylor, Hollywood's Stephen Graham all from Kirkby in Merseyside the same as me.

    Will in Leicester: Match Of The Day's very own Gary Lineker was born in my hometown Leicester. Along with Peter Shilton, David Attenborough, Sam Bailey, Emile Heskey, Kasabian, Mark Selby and Chris Kirkland. Not bad hey!

  178. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    The Fa

    The FA Cup gets its own train carriage when it travels, don't you know.

    The FA

    The FA Cup draw takes place just after 19:30 GMT.

  179. Post update

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney up front again tonight? In front of the watching Roy Hodgson as well...

  180. Rooney up front?

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Louis van Gaal speaking to Match Of The Day before kick-off : "You have to look maybe it's true (about Rooney playing as a striker). Of course. Ander Herrera is a midfielder not a striker so I don't think he will play in the striker's position.

    "We know that in advance we have to look to ourselves abut also the quality from the opponents and make decisions.

    "They can always make problems for us with the long balls and tall guys and we don't have tall guys. Maybe that's a problem. Also set plays maybe they have scored goals from that. So it's not so easy."

  181. "Sign him up!"

    Preston v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    David Beckham
    Image caption: A 19-year-old David Beckham went on loan to Preston in 1994 before establishing himself in the Manchester United side

    David Beckham spent just one month on loan at Preston after arriving from Manchester United at the end of February 1995 but the scrawny and quiet 19-year-old made a big impression.

    "Frail but confident," was how team-mate David Moyes described him.

    He came off the bench to score direct from a corner against Doncaster on his debut and struck a peach of a free-kick in a 3-2 win over Fulham on his first start - the core skills that underpinned his career were clearly already in evidence.

    Beckham, with North End paying a portion of his wage and, apparently, stumping up the young midfielder's petrol money, played five games in total before Sir Alex Ferguson decided that a boy had become a man and recalled him to Old Trafford.

    PNE missed out on promotion that year - a familiar story of play-off defeat - but the following season Beckham was in the stands at Leyton Orient, sat next to his father Ted, to see his old team-mates celebrate the 2-0 win that ensured they would be going up.

    By that time Beckham had become a first-team regular at United and was a month away from winning the FA Cup, defeating Liverpool 1-0 in a stinker of a final, but he never forgot where it all started for him.