Whatever happens on Tuesday, a winner will be determined by the end of the night. That’s because there are no replays in this season’s competition, and if the game ends in a draw it will be determined by extra-time and, if needed, penalties. In addition, VAR will be in operation at Old Trafford, while both sides can name nine substitutes and are able to use up to five.
Ole confirmed that Paul Pogba will be out for a few weeks after picking up a muscle injury in the weekend draw with Everton.
“He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and as safely as we can,” the boss told club media, in the same interview in which he explained that Eric Bailly and Phil Jones will be absent. Ole has selected Dean Henderson between the sticks in both previous FA Cup matches this season, while the boss could rotate his side with the game coming just three days after Saturday’s encounter with Everton.
As for the Hammers, they’ll be without Jesse Lingard who has impressed since completing his loan move to the London Stadium last month. The midfielder is cup tied. Although one man who could feature is Tomas Soucek, who has had the red card he was shown against Fulham at the weekend overturned. David Moyes also confirmed in his pre-match press conference that striker Michail Antonio is a doubt and will have a late fitness test ahead of the game.