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Old Trafford plays host to the FA Cup Fifth Round tie between Manchester United and an in-form West Ham United side.

Sub-edited by Ciaran Coyle.

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The two sides overall have enjoyed good seasons in the league. Despite the host’s dip in form they still sit second in the league, whilst West Ham are flying high in sixth. Both sides will be confident of securing a place in the quarter-finals.

The Red Devils knocked out Watford in the third round before winning an enthralling fourth-round tie against rivals Liverpool. The Irons have so far had an easier job of it, edging past non-league Stockport County and then Doncaster Rovers to reach this stage.

These sides are no strangers to each other in the FA Cup. The previous two times they’ve met in 2013 and 2016 were both won by the Red Devils in replays.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be looking once again to put a run of results together after a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin equaliser all but buried any outside title push. David Moyes’ side were unable to find a way past relegation-threatened Fulham on the weekend in a goalless draw.

These two sides meet again after Solskjaer’s side produced an untouchable second-half performance to come from behind at the London Stadium in December to win 3-1. The Irons wasted many clear-cut first-half chances and will be hoping to bury the ghosts of that game when the two sides meet tomorrow.

Team News

Paul Pogba is a doubt after he was forced off against Everton with a thigh problem. Defensive vulnerabilities last time out should mean Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly are brought back into the side.

Tomas Soucek will be available after unsurprisingly his red card against Fulham was overturned. Jesse Lingard is illegible to play against his parent side.

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Previous Meetings

Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United                            04/19

West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United                            09/19

Manchester United 1-1 West Ham United                            07/20

West Ham United 1-3 Manchester United                            12/20

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