Yeovil vs Manchester United: 'I don't want the lads having selfies with Wayne Rooney,' says Yeovil manager Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson has told players not to be star struck

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Yeovil manager Gary Johnson has warned his players not to get star struck during their FA Cup third round tie with Manchester United.

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His side are currently bottom of League One, but host the stars of United in their knockout match.

"I don't want the lads having selfies with Wayne Rooney," Johnson told the Western Gazette. 

"We are going into battle and trying to stop one of the best teams in the world. So there won't be any selfies while I'm around."

His side have lost their last three games, but Johnson wants his players focused solely on the match.

"Being star-struck by Manchester United is a concern and you can't stop human nature," he said.

"This is a one-off game, which some of the lads aren't going to have again. I'm sure they will think: 'Can I get Wayne Rooney's boots?' You know that's going to happen.

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Rooney is set to feature for United against Yeovil

"But we need to make sure we get into game mode. I don't mind it after the final whistle, but I will have the raging hump if my players swap shirts before then."

United meanwhile will be looking to avoid a repeat of their humiliating Capital One Cup exit to MK Dons earlier in the year and manager Louis Van Gaal has stated that league places count for nothing.

"We have learned from the Milton Keynes game," said the Dutchman. "They are also in League One. Everything about playing a lower-league team will be different - the pitch, the stadium."

Van Gaal also described winning the FA Cup as the 'shortest way to success'.

"We are very interested [in winning it]," he said. "In the Netherlands, the FA Cup was shown on television at a time when it was not common to show matches from other countries.

"We have known for many years that the FA Cup is one of the most important competitions in football."

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