Manchester United host West Ham at Old Trafford tonight in their FA Cup third round replay with the prospect of a home date against Fulham in the next round. The Cottagers knocked Blackpool out last night after extra time.
Robin van Persie saved the day at Upton Park with a stunning last minute equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw and force a replay. However replays are not exactly ideal, and the fact it’s been so long since we last won the FA Cup (2004) gives us a reason to try even harder. Knowing United, though, we never do it the easy way.
Starting XI: Lindegaard; Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Buttner; Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Nani; Hernandez, Rooney.
Bench: Amos, Ferdinand, Carrick, Scholes, Van Persie, Kagawa, Welbeck.
Referee: Philip Dowd
Assistant Referees: Simon Long & Gary Beswick
Fourth: Official Lee Probert
West Ham: DLLWDL
Head to Head
Last 10: United 8, West Ham 1, Draw 1
Overall: United 57, West Ham 42, Draw 25