West Ham United v Manchester United

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Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick against Arsenal on Saturday

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West Ham will be without Diafra Sakho for Wednesday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay against Manchester United.

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic insists a knee injury – rather than a rift – will keep the forward out for a week.

Wayne Rooney returned after two months out with a knee injury for Manchester United’s Under-21 side on Monday and could be involved at Upton Park.

Phil Jones will also be assessed along with Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who was injured in Sunday’s loss at Tottenham.


Steve Wilson: “What better way for the Boleyn Ground to say goodbye to cup football.

“West Ham are as exciting as anyone to watch just now – always threatening to score with Manuel Lanzini, Dimitri Payet and Andy Carroll offering very different, but very potent threats.

“The Hammers haven’t lost a home game since August, but should be wary of a favourites tag.

“United may have been drubbed by Spurs on Sunday, but just when you think Louis van Gaal’s fate is sealed they seem to come up with a win – as Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City will testify.

“Expect a thrilling game, a raucous atmosphere – and goals.”

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic on Andy Carroll (who scored a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw against Arsenal Saturday): “I don’t know about the England squad. I said my opinion about him and it doesn’t vary to most of the football people’s opinion of Andy – when he is fit and in form he is very special and gives you something. He is different.

“It is hard to mark him and hard to cope with him. For us he has done really good every time he is fit. He doesn’t have to score, his presence on the pitch gives us another quality and dimension.”

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: “I’ve seen the Andy Carroll show and I think our problem against Tottenham was also the miscommunication of our central defenders. I hope that we improve our communication because it is very important this game for us.

“Carroll has special qualities. We have seen that in the match that he played on Saturday. It was also against Arsenal and they have great central defenders but still he could do that.

“So we have to cope with Andy Carroll and not only Andy Carroll, the other players. They have a certain player called Dimitri Payet, for example; he can also play, and (Manuel) Lanzini can also score goals.”



  • This will be the last FA Cup match at Upton Park. These sides will also meet in West Ham’s final home league match on 10 May.
  • The past three meetings have been draws.

West Ham

  • West Ham have drawn their past four matches in all competitions.
  • The Hammers have only lost two of their past 24 games in all competitions (W10, D12).
  • Dimitri Payet has been involved in 23 goals in all competitions this season (12 goals, 11 assists) – 13 more than any other Hammers player.

Manchester United

  • The 11-time FA Cup winners last lifted the trophy in 2004.
  • They have been knocked out in both of their past two last-eight appearances, including a 2-1 home defeat by eventual winners Arsenal last season.
  • United have only failed to score in two of their past 15 trips to Upton Park.

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