Man United prepare to take on West Ham United on the FA Cup campaign as United eye first 2020/21 trophy
Ole Solskjaer’s men welcome West Ham United to Old Trafford tonight as both teams go head to head for either side to advance into the next round.
“It seemed like a muscle injury, his thigh,” Ole told reporters concerning Pogba’s injury ahead of the game tonight.
“So we’ve just got to check him up tomorrow [Sunday], do a scan and see how serious it is. I hope it’s not too bad but he couldn’t carry on so I had to take him off.”
Dean Henderson is likely to appear between the sticks today after David De Gea was blasted multiple times for poorly displaying against Everton during the weekend.
Alex Telles and Donny Van de Beek have been regulars in Man United’s Cup games since they joined the Manchester based team and are likely to feature today.
Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial were both unused sub during the clash with Carlos Ancelotti’s men and are fresh for a show tonight.
Over at West Ham, Jesse Lingard has enjoyed a blazing debut following his super brace against Aston Villa but would be at the sideline today as he can’t feature against his main team.
Man United have opted to not having Lingard feature in games that are against them as he is their player on loan to West Ham.
Although, even if they had agreed to let him play, the English man will still not be allowed by the cup rules as he had once featured for United in the current cup season.
Tomas Soucek is back into the 11 after having his suspension over turned following a wrongful dismissal after encounter with Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic in their goalless draw.
Moyes confirmed he could be without Michail Antonio who was pulled out of the game at Craven Cottage during the 74th minute.
“He’s still fatigued so it’ll be a close call whether he makes it or not,” Moyes said.
“We’ll need to assess him tomorrow to see if he’s able to play or not.”
Man Utd predicted lineup: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Van de Beek, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Cavani
Head 2 Head
Man Utd wins: 67
West Ham wins: 45
Last meeting: West Ham 1-3 Manchester United (05/12/2020)