Manchester United v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th March 2016 3:58

Juan Mata: Linked with West Ham switch

Juan Mata: Linked with West Ham switch

Manchester United are unbeaten in nine home games against West Ham going into Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final clash at Old Trafford.

Team news

Manchester midfielder Juan Mata serves a one-game ban following his sending-off against West Brom last weekend, but Jesse Lingard is available again after serving a European suspension against Liverpool.

Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are among United’s injury absentees.

West Ham can welcome back Enner Valencia, who recovered from a sprained ankle, Victor Moses, who is fit after a quad injury, and Joey O’Brien, has shaken off a hamstring injury.

Winston Reid is also close to returning after a hamstring problem but is unlikely to feature, while fellow defenders James Tomkins (calf) and James Collins (hamstring) are still injured and Sam Byram is cup-tied.

Kick-off at Old Trafford on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

This is the ninth time these sides have been drawn in the FA Cup – the previous eight have alternated between West Ham progressing twice and Manchester United progressing twice.

Manchester United have progressed the last two times they’ve faced West Ham in the FA Cup, meaning the Hammers would go through if the sequence was to continue.

However, West Ham are winless in their last nine trips to Old Trafford in all competitions (D1 L8), since Carlos Tevez’s strike kept them in the Premier League on the final day of the 2006-07 season.

Manchester United have lost their last two FA Cup home games against fellow Premier League sides, both by a 2-1 scoreline (Swansea in 2014 and Arsenal in 2015).

West Ham scored as many goals in their last FA Cup away game as they had in their previous 11 in the competition (5).

Louis van Gaal’s side were eliminated at this stage last season, to eventual winners Arsenal.

West Ham have reached the quarter-final stage for the first time since 2011, when they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Stoke.

Man United have won their last four home games in all competitions, netting 12 goals – the same amount they’d scored at Old Trafford in their previous 13 matches.

Michail Antonio has scored in his last three appearances for West Ham in all competitions.

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