Manchester United
Manchester United will hoping to continue their winning ways in the FA CupReuters

Manchester United travel to Lancashire to take on Preston North End in the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Deepdale Stadium on Monday.

Despite being drawn against lower division teams in the earlier rounds of the FA Cup, the road so far has not been a cake walk for the Red Devils.

While some late strikes from Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria helped the Red Devils beat League One side Yeovil Town in the third round, they were forced to replay (which they won 3-0) against Cambridge United after being held in a goalless draw by the League Two side in the first leg of the fourth round.

Due to this reason, Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal insists that he is a little wary ahead of his side's FA Cup fifth round clash against another League One side Preston North End on Monday.

"It's always the same because you know the world is for the underdog and we have to play away under the same circumstances as at Cambridge or Yeovil [Town in the third round], so it shall be very difficult," the Dutchman told MUTV.

"You know that they play more or less with two rows of four and a striker who is dropping in, as did Cambridge and Yeovil and also the last [league] games, for example Queens Park Rangers and Burnley. It is always difficult to play against a defending team."

Nevertheless, van Gaal is pretty confident ahead of this clash, insisting that United are hoping to win the FA Cup.

"It's our goal to win a [trophy] and I hope to win one for the fans of Manchester United."

Meanwhile, Preston will also be hoping to get a positive result against Manchester United despite them being the clear underdogs in this fixture.

Preston are looking to gain promotion from League One this season, with recent successive victories (following five-game winless run) against Coventry and Chesterfield helping them climb to fourth place in the third tier.

The Lancashire club's form at home has been pretty good this season as they have lost only one league game in the last 13 months.

Although United are the clear favourites in this fixture, Preston boss Simon Grayson feels that his side are well capable of making an upset.

"We have nothing to lose and Manchester United certainly has," Grayson told Goal. "The one thing you don't want the team to do is to let it pass them by, because these games don't come around too often."

"You have to grasp it and somewhere down the line there might be a hero – and from becoming a local hero, they suddenly become a national and worldwide hero if they produce a performance and get a goal to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup."

Expected starting lineups:

Preston North End: Stuckmann, Huntington, Clarke, Wright, Wiseman, Gallagher, Welsh, Johnson, Laird, Garner, Davies

Manchester United: De Gea, McNair, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Herrera, Di Maria, Mata, Rooney, Wilson, Falcao

Where to Watch Live

The FA Cup game is set to begin at 8 pm GMT (1.30 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) with no live TV coverage in India. However, the Preston North End vs Manchester United match can be watched online via live streaming on MUTV Online

BBC One will show the FA Cup third round replay live in the UK, while viewers can also watch the match via live streaming online on BBC IPlayer. Audience in the UK can also listen to the match live on BBC Radio 5.

Catch all the FA Cup action in the US live on Fox Sports 1 or via live stream onFoxSoccer2Go. Audience in Canada can catch the game live on Sportsnet or Watch Sportsnet. Australia viewers can watch the match live on ESPN 2 or Watch ESPN.

Also read