Man United vs West Ham: FA Cup – LIVE!
Arguably the headline FA Cup tie of round five comes from Old Trafford tonight, where Manchester United are back in action after their Carabao Cup triumph against Newcastle at Wembley. Goals from Casemiro and the incredible Marcus Rashford on Sunday saw Erik ten Hag successfully end the club’s six-year trophy drought in his first season, and now the Dutchman has his eyes firmly fixed on further domestic silverware.
Opposite number David Moyes had once again began to feel the pressure creep back up with West Ham still mired in a bitter Premier League relegation battle, but a 4-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest in a six-pointer with the handbrake off showed the attacking potential in his side. However, they head to the Theatre of Dreams this evening without key January signing Danny Ings, who is cup-tied.
Lukasz Fabianski and Vladimir Coufal are also missing for the visitors, with Anthony Martial sidelined for United and doubts around the likes of Luke Shaw and Fred. Follow Manchester United vs West Ham in the FA Cup live below, with a quarter-final place at stake!
West Ham team news
West Ham are without first-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who sustained a fractured cheekbone and eye socket during the crucial win over Nottingham Forest after colliding painfully with Brazilian defender Felipe.
There is currently no timescale for his return, with deputy Alphonse Areola now getting his chance to stake his claim for the starting role long-term.
Right-back Vladimir Coufal is sidelined with a heel injury, though Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet are both getting close to making their respective returns.
£12m January signing Danny Ings scored twice on his first start to help the Hammers out of the relegation zone on Saturday, though cannot play tonight as he is cup-tied.
Man United team news
Still no Anthony Martial for Manchester United tonight, with the French forward having missed the last four weeks with a hip issue.
He has returned to individual drills at Carrington, but Ten Hag is unsure if he will be able to feature before the international break at the end of this month.
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are both long-term absentees for United, while Fred and Luke Shaw could also miss out here due to knocks.
Ten Hag could opt to make some changes amid such a demanding fixture list, with his side also still in the Europa League, but he hinted at his pre-match press conference that the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford would start again tonight.
How to watch Man United vs West Ham
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX app and website.
Welcome to Manchester United vs West Ham LIVE coverage
Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs West Ham in the FA Cup.
It is arguably the tie of the round this evening with a quarter-final place up for grabs in an all-Premier League affair.
Erik ten Hag’s men will be flying high after ending their six-year trophy drought with Carabao Cup final success against Newcastle at Wembley on Sunday, while David Moyes managed to ease some of the latest mounting pressure on his shoulders amid a fierce Premier League relegation battle with a timely 4-0 drubbing of Nottingham Forest in a proverbial six-pointer.
Kick-off tonight is at 7:45pm GMT, so stay tuned for match build-up, thoughts from both managers, all the latest injury and team news and live minute-by-minute game updates.
We’ll also have expert analysis from Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia, who is at Old Trafford.