Date: 22nd February 2016 at 2:38pm
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Shrewsbury Town host Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round later this evening, and with all tickets now sold out, manager Micky Mellon knows a shock victory sets up another Premiership tie for the side against West Ham at the quarter final stage – again at the Greenhous.

With Mellon’s pre game press conference already held, two players have also been in front of the cameras and they know what it would mean to fans if the unlikely victory could be gained over Louis van Gaal’s side.

Beginning with Mangan, he told the Official Site that for a player it was a dream tie and the players would be doing all they could to enjoy the occasion and take victory.

‘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 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, Lewie and Finlay, 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.’

Mangan went on to say that having returned, played his part, and now having the chance to play in a game like this is amazing for a player and if it’s only a week with the build up, it’s been a magical week for him and his team mates.

‘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 Club.’

As for Knight-Percival, in his own interview he talked of his pride at leading the boys out for the game against the eleven time FA cup winners.

‘Everyone`s really looking forward to the tie, especially after coming off the back of three points. It makes the lead up to the week a lot more exciting. Everyone is in good spirits and everyone is looking forward to it. They`ve got some amazing players so it will just be a case of keeping our discipline and concentration for the whole 90 minutes. It`s all for us to play for really- we can`t do anything wrong in this situation. We`ve just got to go out and perform as well as we can. We believe we can get something from it as well- we`re not here to make up the numbers. We are going to have a right go and try to get something from the game.’

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