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Man United team news and injury latest for West Ham FA Cup tie

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Manchester United are in FA Cup action on Tuesday night as they take on West Ham United at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side play host to the Hammers in the fifth round of the competition (7.30pm) – as they look to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

United have knocked out Watford and Liverpool so far, while West Ham have seen off Stockport County and Doncaster Rovers.

David Moyes’ men are sixth in the Premier League table following their goalless draw at Fulham over the weekend.

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United are six points better off in second spot after a 3-3 draw at home to Everton.

Now the sides take a short break from their league campaigns to go head-to-head in the last 16 of the FA Cup.

United will be without midfielder Paul Pogba due to injury, while Eric Bailly is a doubt.

Pogba is facing “a few weeks” on the sidelines after suffering a thigh muscle injury during the Everton game.

“It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

“He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and as safely as we can.

“Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we’re not going to take any risks. (He’s out for) a few weeks, definitely.

“You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.

“We’ve been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can’t moan too much.”

Bailly has not played since the 2-1 win at Fulham three weeks ago and missed four of the last five games.

“Eric is getting better,” said Solskjaer. “He’s still not available for the cup game tomorrow we don’t think.

“He’s been out on the grass and training and we’ll make a decision (on Tuesday). I don’t think he’ll be involved.

“Everyone (else) is available and trained this morning, apart from Phil (Jones), who’s still out.”

Jones is recovering from knee surgery but has been included in United’s Premier League squad for the second half of this season.

“I wish to get him back into the squad as quick as I can,” Solskjaer said recently.

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Manchester United face West Ham in the FA Cup, following a chaotic 3-3 draw with Everton.

United can seal a spot in the cup quarter-finals with victory over David Moyes’ side at Old Trafford, and they then travel to West Brom on Sunday.

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“He’s a solid citizen and one of those you can trust. He’s been working so hard to get back, (he’s) had a couple of setbacks but, hopefully, we can get some good use (out of him).”

Fred replaced the injured Pogba against Everton, while Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic are also available for selection in midfield.

Elsewhere, Dean Henderson could replace David De Gea in goal, having played in the previous two rounds.

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