The boss makes five changes from Wednesday’s win over Bournemouth. 👊 pic.twitter.com/twXGl4oWRG
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2018
United are trotting out in their now-customary 4-3-3 formation, with David de Gea starting between the sticks behind a four-man defence of Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Ashley Young.
Ander Herrera features in midfield alongside Paul Pobga and Nemanja Matic while Jose Mourinho has recalled all his big guns in attack as well as Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez complete the XI.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2018
Mauricio Pochettino’s made a few bold calls as regular custodian and club captain Hugo Lloris has been overlooked in favour of Michel Vorm while Spurs line up in their usual 4-2-3-1.
Davinson Sanchez partners Jan Vertonghen in central defence, with Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies the preferred fullbacks.
Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier feature in the central midfield pivot, with Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli all lining up behind star striker Harry Kane.
United suffered the double ignominy of losing at home to the bottom-ranked West Bromwich Albion last week and thus, ensured that derby rivals Manchester City clinched the Premier League title.
And while Spurs have been in arguably better shape in 2018, they have suffered a slight dip in form of late.
For both sides, the FA Cup remains their sole hope of winning any silverware this season and they are unlikely to settle for scraps on Saturday night.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia (C), Smalling, Jones,
Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son and Kane (C).
Match kicks off at 17.15 GMT/21.45 IST.