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Andy Mangan On Man United Clash

19 February 2016

Striker Admits United Clash Is A Dream Tie

"Obviously they’d like to be doing better, but they can turn it on here and sort of do what they want, and we’ve got to stop them.

"We’ve shown that [we can perform] against higher league opposition, and we are going to hopefully show that again."


He said:

Despite United currently finding themselves lower in the Premier League table than they would like, Mangan is under no illusions as to the challenge they will pose on Monday night.

ub.""It’s a weird turnaround if I’m honest, being here last season, and then leaving to go to Tranmere with the plan to get promoted and stay there, then obviously [come] back here.

"Against Cardiff it was sort of a dream debut, you score, 1-0, and then to get Manchester United at home is just a dream come true.

"I am excited, I’ve obviously got two little lads now, Loui and Findley, and Lewie is six and really into his football so he’s going to be able to enjoy his dad playing against Manchester United, which doesn’t come around all that often.

"Manchester United, they’re a world superpower aren’t they? They’re one of the biggest clubs ever in the world.

"People come from all over the world to watch them play football: people in China, Brazil, everyone knows Manchester United.

"To be involved in that, [even] only for a week in ourselves is really magical.

"I’ve plied my trade in the lower leagues, you only dream of playing against Manchester United.

"When they got pulled out of the hat, you’re sort of jumping around the room, I really was!

"I’m in awe of some of their players, that doesn’t mean to say I won’t try and perform and give my best on the day.

"But at the same time, I’m very realistic, I’m 29 years of age and to play against someone like Manchester United, I’m very proud for myself, my family and obviously the Cl
Speaking of his second spell in Town colours, he said:

Since returning to the Club after a spell away at Tranmere Rovers, Mangan has played his part in Town’s cup run, scoring the winner against Cardiff City before helping knock out Sheffield Wednesday in the last round.

Shrewsbury Town host the Premier League giants at Greenhous Meadow on Monday night (7.45pm kick-off) in The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Proper looking to reach the quarter-finals.

Striker Andy Mangan admits taking on Manchester United on Monday night will be the stuff of dreams.

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