Manchester United suffered a setback to their Premier League ambitions last weekend, conceding a 95th minute equalizer to Everton that widened the gap to their table-topping local rivals. What may prove even more damaging is that Paul Pogba limped off in the first half of that match, and is now expected to be out of action for weeks.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have planned to rotate for Tuesday’s FA Cup clash against this season’s surprise package — the fifth-placed (!) West Ham United, but now injuries have restricted his options. Harry Maguire was reportedly in line for a rest against David Moyes’ Hammers, but with Eric Bailly injured again in training, the Reds skipper may have to add another outing to his grueling schedule. United will need all the aerial help they can get — West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek (a man whose prowess in the air from set pieces is exactly what United have struggled with this season) had his weekend red card rescinded, and will be available to take the pitch at Old Trafford.
One bit of exciting news, however, is that new signing Amad Diallo was pictured with the matchday squad, and could be set for his first involvement with the senior team.
FA Cup schedule
It’s a 19:30 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 2:30 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 11:30 AM kickoff on the west.
FA Cup channel
BBC One for those in the UK. No TV options for those in the US. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
FA Cup streaming
BBC’s streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on ESPN+. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Fred, Scott McTominay; Mason Greenwood, Donny van de Beek, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Update: Amad is on the bench. Matić and Alex Telles start.
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