Manchester United or Shrewsbury to host West Ham in FA Cup last eight

It will be Premier League opponents for Louis van Gaal's side in the FA Cup quarter-finals as long as they get past Shrewsbury Town on Monday night.

Manchester United or Shrewsbury to host West Ham in FA Cup last eight
United will play West Ham if they beat Shrewsbury (Getty Images)

Manchester United or Shrewsbury Town will play at home to in-form Premier League outfit West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

United travel to New Meadow on Monday evening for a place in the next round, but Louis van Gaal’s side will know that it won’t be an easy tie.

The Red Devil’s put in a lacklustre performance in Denmark through the week as they were beaten by Midtjylland 2-1 in the first-leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.

Do or die against Shrewsbury

It could be said that United’s game against Shrewsbury will determine whether or not there will be a new manager coming through the Old Trafford doors in the coming weeks.

The pressure has well and truly mounted on van Gaal after some poor displays, and a defeat to the Shrews could be the final nail in his coffin.

Micky Mellon’s side will be no pushovers after they knocked out Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round on January 30.

Dimitri Payet celebrates with Slaven Bilic (Getty Images)
Dimitri Payet celebrates with Slaven Bilic (Getty Images)

West Ham will cause problems

The winner of Monday’s tie will host the Hammers, who produced a five-star performance on the road to Blackburn Rovers.

Dimitri Payet, who scored a brace in the game, shone once again as he guided West Ham to a 5-1 victory after they had fell behind in the game.

Whoever goes through, one thing is for sure, it won’t be an easy route to Wembley for the semi-finals, Slaven Bilic has his side playing free-flowing football.

Best of the rest

As for the other quarter-final ties, Chelsea will travel to Goodison Park to face Everton, while Championship side Reading will face Crystal Palace at home.

Watford will have to wait to see who they will travel to after Arsenal and Hull City played out a goalless draw on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.

All ties will be played on the weekend commencing the 11th March 2016.