Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Manchester United and West Ham United face each other at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. The Red Devils have been scoring goals for fun in the Premier League of late, with the team rolling over Southampton 9-0, while playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have a full squad to choose from, home win should be considered.
Brazilian midfielder Fred is widely expected to return to the starting XI. The Hammers, on the other hand, booked their place in the FA Cup last 16 by crushing Doncaster 4-0, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match. In their last meeting in the Premier League Man Utd outplayed West Ham 3-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Defender Masuaku should be the only absentee in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (West Ham):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals.
A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.