United pass Salop test with flying colours

United pass Salop test with flying colours
United players celebrating against Derby County in the fourth round(Photo: Getty Images)
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21:40 - Van Gaal will be a relieved man to get an important win tonight. I hope you have enjoyed Vavel's coverage of tonight's game between these two sides. I have been Brandon Sayer and until next time goodnight. 

21:38 - United advance to the quarter finals of the FA Cup to play West Ham after a comfortable win against Shrewsbury. Goals from Smalling, Mata and Lingard secure United the win, and it could have been much more with amount of chances they missed. 

90+3 - Full time whistle goes. Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Manchester United.

90+1 - Three added minutes at the end of the second half. 

90' - Memphis should have made it four for United! Pereira plays Memphis In but one on one with the keeper he misses. 

87' - What a miss from Shrewsbury! Ogogo has a free header in the box but somehow puts his header wide. 

81' - Shrewsbury Substitution: Akpro off. Clarke on.   

77' - Shrewsbury almost get a goal back when a free-kick is whipped in and Sergio Romero fails the grab the ball, but the United defenders get the ball away. 

75' - Will Keane looks as if he has injured his groin and can't finish the game. United will finish the game with ten men. 

74' - United hit the post! Memphis plays a lovely ball to Will Keane who curls the ball against the post. 

72' - Big chance for United to make it four! Memphis plays Lingard in on goal, but the winger somehow puts hit shot wide of the goal. 

70' - Manchester United substitution: Martial off. Will Keane on. 

65' - Manchester United substitution: Mata off. Andreas Pereira on.  

65' - Memphis takes the free-kick, but it goes a long way over the bar. 

64' - Free kick to United in a dangerous position after Lingard is tripped by Grimmer who receives a yellow card for the challenge. 

61' - Goal for United! United counter very quickly from a rare Shrewsbury attack and Jesse Lingard finishes of a quick move with a volley. Ander Herrera gets the assist with a beautiful ball into the box. 

55' - Martial misses a big chance to make it three for United. Blind takes the corner which is flicked on by Mata, but the striker puts his header wide when he should of scored. 

54' - Memphis has a good effort from the edge of the box which is blocked well and just goes wide of the post for a corner. 

46' - Substitution for Shrewsbury: Larnell Cole on. Percival off.  

46' - Substitution for United: Joe Riley on. Borthwick-Jackson off. 

46' - The second half kicks off!

20:36 - United dominated the first half and finally got their rewards at the end of the half. Smalling and Mata with the goals. Stay with us for the second half which comes up in a few minutes time. 

45+1 - Half time whistle blows. Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Manchester United. Goals from Smalling and Mata put United in firm control at half time. 

45+1 - Goal for United! Juan Mata scores the second goal for United straight from the free kick. Fantastic strike from the Spanish magician

45+1 - One minute of added time at the end of the first half. 

45' - Free Kick in a dangerous position for United. Whitbread gets a yellow card for tripping Martial. 

37' - Goal for United! A hopeful pump up the field from Borthwick-Jackson is flicked on my Morgan Schneiderlin, and the ball falls to Chris Smalling who under a heavy challenge somehow puts the ball in the net. United needed that after all their dominance. 

28' - Almost the opening goal for United! Memphis plays a good pass to Martial and the striker has a shot fantastically saved by the Shrewsbury goalkeeper with his legs. The rebound is cleared of the line. 

27' - The free kick from Memphis looks like it was going in the net, but Anthony Martial deflects the ball over the bar. 

24' - Free kick to United in a dangerous position 

15' - Ander Herrera is next to have a shot for United from outside the box, but the shot goes well over the bar. 

10' - Excellent passing move from United leads to a good shot from Memphis, but the Shrewsbury keeper Leutwiler makes a great save. 

6' - Memphis Depay has his second shot of the game which goes miles over the bar. 

2' - Early corner from United leads to the first chance of the game. Daley Blind whips the corner in, but Chris   Smalling can't keep his header down as it goes over the bar. 

1' - Kick of at Greenhous Meadow!

19:35 - Tonight's game is massive game for United and especially Van Gaal. A win is required, but if somehow they lose the game the pressure will only amount on the Dutchman. Kick off is only 10 minutes away. Stay Tuned while we bring you the commentary from the game. 

19:05 - Shrewsbury Town Starting XI: Leutwiler, Whitbread, Grandison, Black, Whalley, Brown, Grimmer, Ogogo, Mangan, Knight-Percival, Akpro.

18:50 - Manchester United substitutes: Henderson, McNair, Poole, Carrick, Pereira, Riley, Keane

18:48 - Manchester United Starting XI: Romero, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Memphis, Mata, Lingard, Martial

18:33 - Team News is coming up from both teams in around 10 minutes times! Stay tuned. 

18:30 - Hello Everyone I am Brandon Sayer and welcome to today's Vavel coverage of Shrewsbury Town - Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round at Greenhous Meadow. 

The winner of this tie will face West Ham at home in the quarter final so it's a big opportunity for both teams which should spur them on. Team news will be out at 6.45 PM from Stropshire, and we'll have it for you as soon as it comes out. Kick-off is at 7.45 PM so stay with us until then for even more build up with Vavel UK. 

Shrewsbury boss Mellon before the game with United said: "we have to be realistic and say in every game you have a chance, we have to work hard to make the chance bigger" as his team shouldn't be afraid of playing United as they will feel that they have a very good chance to cause an upset.

United on the other hand have at least fourteen players out of the game, including David de Gea who got injured in the warm up before the Midtjylland game. Sergio Romero is once again set to start the game after impressing on Thursday. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson could be set to return after illness for the game while youngster Donald Love is cup tied in the competition after playing for Wigan Athletic

Shrewsbury have got some good news heading into the game regarding injuries with former United player Larnell Cole returning after three games out with a groin injury. Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon also confirmed that Jack Grimmer is also set to be fit for the game.

Shrewsbury have beaten Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday in the third and fourth rounds of the FA Cup, so they know what it takes to beat sides in leagues above them and need to not be taken lightly. United have also successfully negotiated the last two rounds against Sheffield United at Old Trafford and Derby County at the IPro Stadium and will be looking to get through another tricky fixture on their way to the quarter finals.

United's form has been very inconsistent since the start of 2016 with five wins, three defeats and two draws. United are coming of the back of two successive defeats to Sunderland in the Premier League and FC Midtjylland in the Europa League. It seems at the club this is the start of a big week for Louis van Gaal according the multiple reports and he will need his side to produce the goods and avoid a upset.

United players looking dejected after the Midtjylland defeat in the Europa League
United players looking dejected after the Midtjylland defeat in the Europa League | Photo: Getty Images

Shrewsbury are in the relegation zone in League One in 21st position, but won their last match 3-2 away at Blackpool in the league to help themselves try and get out of the bottom four. Over the last three games Shrewsbury have played they have a mixed record with one win, one defeat and one win. They will probably never have a better time to play United with the current predicament they are in.

Monday night will be the first time that Shrewsbury and United have ever played each other, and many would say that United will defeat Shrewsbury very easily. In the FA Cup though there have been many shocks down the years, and Shrewsbury will be out to prove that once again especially at their own home.

Hello, and welcome to VAVEL UK’s live coverage of Shrewsbury Town vs Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Kick-off is at 7.45PM, the last game of the fifth round to be played , but we have a lot to talk about before then, with team news at 6.45PM.