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Preston North End's biggest game in 40 years

Thousands of Preston North End fans will pack a sold out Deepdale for a match described as a "once in lifetime."

The FA Cup fifth round glamour tie sees the Premier League heavy weights, Manchester United, make the short trip up the M6.

It's the first time since 1972 that United have played in Preston.


Fans queue at Deepdalde for FA Cup tickets

Preston North End fans have been queueing outside Deepdale since the early hours of the morning, in the hope of getting a ticket to the club's FA Cup tie with Manchester United. One fan even went as far as taking a mattress with him to camp out at the ground.

A fan outside Deepdale on a mattress Credit: Twitter @christovasen

Preston fan willing to 'sell kidney' for FA cup tickets

Michael Jackson

A die hard Preston North End fan says he'd sell a kidney for tickets to the club’s FA Cup clash with Manchester United.

Michael Jackson – who has lived in Johannesburg in South Africa for the last 25 years launched a Facebook campaign in the hope he can make a return to Deepdale this weekend.

The 52-year-old told the LEP: “I’d sell a kidney to get a ticket. Someone suggested I should ride a giraffe, I’d do whatever it takes.

“I’d even swim from Cape Town to the River Ribble.

“It is on TV but I want to be there in person cheering on the Lilywhites. But it is impossible to get a ticket.”

Deepdale to host FA Cup draw in tribute to Sir Tom

Deepdale Stadium. Credit: Press Association.

Sir Tom Finney’s son Brian will join England manager Roy Hodgson at Deepdale to make the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The draw will take place ahead of Preston’s fifth round tie against Manchester United on February 16, two days after the first anniversary of Sir Tom’s death.

Preston legend Sir Tom made over 430 appearances for the Deepdale club and won 76 England caps.

He died on February 14 last year.

Preston NE face Manchester Utd in FA Cup

Juan Mata celebrates his goal for Utd Credit: PA

Manchester United are through to the 5th round of the FA Cup after an easy win over Cambridge

United opened the score at the 24th minute through Juan Mata and 7 minutes later Marcos Rojo made it two

So Preston face have a dream 5th round tie against Manchester United after a great win over their league one rivals Sheffield United.

Sheffield oppened the score at the 38th minute but Preston scored three times in less than 10 minutes during the second half.


PNE - Leyton Orient game postponed due to international call ups

Australian Bailey Wright. Credit: PA

Preston North End’s away clash with Leyton Orient on September 6 has been called off due to international call-ups.

The Lilywhites have had three members of their first team squad called up for their respective nations with more expected to follow.

Australian Bailey Wright faces a double header with the Socceroos against Belgium and Saudi Arabia – the second of those matches being played at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

Winger Chris Humphrey is heading to Canada with Jamaica for one match, whilst Scott Wiseman has been called up by Gibraltar for their first even European Championship qualifying match against Poland.

Chris Humphrey. Credit: PA

Andy Little is on the Northern Ireland standby list and it is expected that several of the younger players in manager Simon Grayson’s first team plans will be called up in the coming days for their respective nations and age groups.

No date has been announced for the rescheduled fixture as of yet and this will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

Andy Little. Credit: PA
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