Manchester United and Tottenham are just one game away from next month’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
For Jose Mourinho, with the Premier League title well out of his grasp, the FA Cup represents his one remaining chance at winning a trophy this season, while Mauricio Pochettino has the opportunity to deliver the silverware that Spurs fans have been desperately craving since his appointment in 2014.
After last week’s surprise defeat to West Bromwich Albion, Mourinho promised there would be changes – though nine of the starting eleven from that game start today. A number of first-choices return from the midweek win over Bournemouth, including Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
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Full-backs Antonio Valenica and Ashley Young come back into the side, with Nemanja Matic coming in for Marouane Fellaini. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford drop to the bench.
For Tottenham, meanwhile, Pochettino rested a number of players in the midweek draw at Brighton, but today’s lineup looks a lot more like his first choice eleven. Dele Alli was a big loss at the Amex, but he makes his return to the first eleven.
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Davinson Sanchez comes in for Toby Alderweireld at centre-back, while Kieran Tripper, Eric Dier and Mosua Dembele come in for Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko.
Kick-off at Wembley is at 5.15.