The Preview Professor takes a look at the two teams ahead of tonight’s clash.
Wayne Rooney is preparing to run around the pitch quite a lot, make a few good touches before never quite fulfilling his potential as he returns after injuring his knee on Christmas Day.
He will be joined by the supremely gifted and admirably ineffectual winger Nani who has missed the previous 15 games with a hamstring problem. If you believe that, then I won the Ballon d’Or this year.
Sam Allardyce has been having a public moan about his lack of fit defenders, glossing over the fact that as manager it is his job to ensure the squad has sufficient cover to ensure there are fit defenders available.
Apparently Big Sam is considering playing Ricardo Vaz Te up front alongside Cartlon Cole in the hope that an aerial knockdown might luckily fall in a West Ham player’s path.
Nemanja Vidic has had a knock to the head but will only need to be semi-conscious to keep a clean sheet against West Ham who have scored just five goals away from home all season.
Ashley Young has a knee injury.
Robin Van Persie scored against West Ham in just 33 seconds during their game in November. Expect this one to be over with similar speed. Ferguson has only seen his side knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd round once.
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