Manchester United are back in FA Cup action on Saturday, travelling to Huddersfield Town for a good old fashioned fifth round teatime kickoff. These sides last faced off only a couple of weeks ago, with United cruising to a 2-0 league win over David Wagner’s outfit. Since then, however, a shock defeat to Newcastle has plunged United into full-blown CRISIS, and the Terriers will look to take full advantage.
Paul Pogba is the latest to join United’s list of unavailable players; he is sidelined with illness. Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera are also all unavailable; Zlatan Ibrahimović and Daley Blind are doubtful. The good news is that Eric Bailly could play a part after José Mourinho confirmed his return to training. Now get lost, Chris Smalling.
Expect Mourinho to fiddle with his starting lineup in light of the upcoming Champions League game against Sevilla. The likes of Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Victor Lindelöf, Michael Carrick and Scott McTominay will all be hoping for starts.
FA Cup schedule
We’re getting underway at 17.30 UK time, which is 12.30 on the east coast of the USA, and a leisurely 9.30 on the west. And remember, it’s five o’clock somewhere.
FA Cup TV channel
Those in the UK can catch the action on BT Sport 2. In the States, you can choose between Fox Sports 2 or Fox Deportes depending on language preference. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV for options.
FA Cup streaming
Those in the UK should navigate to BT Sport’s live streaming service; Fox Sports Go or Fox Soccer Match Pass for those on the other side of the pond. We’d probably like to pass on the match, too.
Prediction: Sergio Romero; Matteo Darmian, Victor Lindelöf, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw; Michael Carrick, Scott McTominay; Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sánchez; Romelu Lukaku.
Decent effort, Jack.
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