Manchester United kick off their FA Cup campaign away at Wolverhampton Wanderers in Saturday’s teatime kickoff. It’s an annoyingly tough draw for so early in the competition, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s boys dumped out at the first time of asking. A lot hangs on whether both managers will be fielding their strongest possible lineups.
Wolves will certainly be without Willy Boly, Diogo Jota and Bruno Jordão, who are sidelined with injuries. United’s list of absentees is longer: Eric Bailly, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo will be joined on the sidelines with the ill Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, while Diogo Dalot is also in doubt.
FA Cup schedule
It’s a highly unusual 17:31 local kickoff time, with the extra minute’s delay devoted to pondering the FA’s ‘Heads Up’ mental health campaign. That translates to 12:31 on the east coast of the states, and 09:31 on the west.
FA Cup channel
Tune in to BT Sport 1 if you’re in the UK. There is no TV coverage for those in the States, but Canadians can catch the action on Sportsnet World. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
FA Cup streaming
BT Sport Live for those in the UK. ESPN+ will do the job for those in the States. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game on Sportsnet World Now.
Prediction: Sergio Romero; Ashley Young, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Fred, Nemanja Matić; Daniel James, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford; Mason Greenwood.
Update: Tahith Chong is back in the starting XI. Rashford (and Dalot!) on the bench.
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