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43 min: West Ham’s Good Spell continues and a cross from the right is begging. No real opportunities created but they pulled United’s sting.

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40 min: Reis runs down the left, but sees no possible pass for Yarmolenko and the ball lands at Henderson. Better from West Ham in the last six or seven minutes.

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39 min: Martial is fine I think. He rubs his forehead but is up and away. Diop actually appeared to be the worst hit, but it also seems to be continuing.

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38 min: Help is given at the near post and then Martial * very brave * walks away from the oncoming Diop and takes a punch in the head for his problems as they challenge. Both men go down. That was painful and doesn’t look good. Will this be a concussion problem?

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36 min: Bowen takes too long over a West Ham counter and Van de Beek – he plays! – come back to sort it. A moment later the hammers deserve a corner …

Updated at 8:06 p.m. GMT

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34 min: Almost something for them, Yarmolenko helps Bowen the ball. Without a quick recovery from Telles, the striker would be there.

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33 min: West Ham spends a little time in the opposition half, but for nothing.

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31 min: United have not yet involved Van de Beek. It has to happen for him, otherwise this will be a game that Bruno Fernandes asks to join in and open the prize …

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28 min: Another Man Utd corner is going nowhere but they’re putting pressure on now. By the way, more props are needed to save Fabianski. It was great, especially given the distraction along the way.

West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski saves a Victor Lindeloef header from Manchester United. Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images

Updated at 8:04 p.m. GMT

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27 min: Save up! Telles surpasses this, Lindelof jumps, his header jams a defender and seems to run past Fabianski – but he jumps to the left and tips him away!

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26 min: Smart one-two between Martial and Rashford, but Noble is the newest hammer and blocks well. United then wins a corner and maybe a chance to carve something clearer. It worked briefly and eventually leads to another corner.

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24 min: It is currently an attack on the defense, but the former show little evidence that they will destroy the latter. As always, West Ham is very well organized.

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22 min: Now Rashford has an attempt best described as “speculative”, but Dawson dumps it. West Ham has a lot of men behind the ball.

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20 minutes: Matic eyelashes out of reach. West Ham looks like a team that would love to do this at a distance.

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19 min: That injury aside, West Ham will be happy with their start. United haven’t reached much pace yet.

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16 min: Now Cresswell blocks Greenwood after Martial casts off. Body on the line here from West Ham. Issa Diop will now bring her back to 11 in the place of the unfortunate Ogbonna.

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15 minutes: Yarmolenko tries to shoot on the turn but it is blocked. West Ham’s first little show.

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14 min: Ouch, looks like Martial’s foot landed in Ogbonna’s ankle. Nobody is to blame, but he has to leave us shortly. At the moment, West Ham is down to 10 but is holding United’s corner.

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13 min: Seems to be Ogbonna’s left ankle – he needs some treatment and is clearly in pain.

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12 min: First small glimmer for someone when the reliably brave Ogbonna Martial blocked brilliantly when he tried to steer a Telles pass past Fabianski. The central defender knocks.

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial shoots on target as West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna challenges. Photo: Martin Rickett / AP

West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna is treated by medical staff.

West Ham United’s Angelo Ogbonna is treated by medical staff. Photo: Phil Noble / Reuters

Updated at 7:57 p.m. GMT

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10 mins: Greenwood shoots a Wan Bissaka cross at Rashford, but the nation’s best can’t make room for a shot.

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8 min: “Five minutes have passed. Van der Beek has already done 4-5 great runs and has been seen 0 times by teammates. Oh look, now he’s falling short and they’re tapping him to return. Grrr. Is he wasted here? ” asks the well-known Duncan Edwards. It’s not clicked for him yet, is it?

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6 min: West Ham knocks it around the back. A slow start here, really.

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4 min: Otherwise, it is United of the Manchester that has early possession. Nice move with Ogbonna doing well to win a goal kick against Greenwood.

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2 minutes: Soucek is fouled for a free kick approximately 45 yards away. Noble is going to put it in the box – and Matic is said to have originally grabbed it around a corner until the linesman overruled that call.

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Peeeeep! And let’s go!

West Ham, in sky blue and from right to left, gets us ready.

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The teams go into the night of Manchester! Our FA Cup is overflowing any moment …

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“Bournemouth 2, Burnley 0? This is a surprise to me. ” writes Peter Oh.

* Doffs cap *

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Bournemouth led 2-0 at Burnley. I think that’s kind of a shock. In the dying moments there so we can say that you’re done.

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The newly available Soucek is one of my favorite players right now. A touch of Fellainis maybe? I mean that well.

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However, the last FA Cup action between these two was a quarter-finals in 2016. Man United won the replay 2-1 at Upton Park … and won the competition. This is the last time they got their gloves on the trophy. West Ham has to go back by 1980.

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The only meeting of these teams in the league this season was held at the London Stadium in December – and Manchester United won 3-1.

That FA Cup tie only reminds me of one moment:

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There are two strong constellations there that please me when I suggest something else. Man Utd gives Fernandes, Cavani, McTominay, Shaw and the injured Pogba a break. Do you see the name “Diallo” on the bench there? This is the ridiculously talented 18 year old Amad Diallo, signed by Atalanta last month. It would be very exciting to see him run.

West Ham misses Mikhail Antoniowho, according to Moyes, suffers from fatigue while Jesse Lingard is ineligible. That said, they don’t really start with a recognized center-forward here. However, they have Tomas Soucek after his red card against Fulham was lifted.

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Manchester United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Fred; Greenwood, van de Beek, Rashford; Martial. Subs: Grant, Shaw, Tuanzebe, Williams, Fernandes, James, McTominay, Diallo, Cavani.

West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, noble, soucek; Fornals, Bowen, Yarmolenko. Subs: Trott, Diop, Balbuena, Johnson, Fredricks, Alves, Lanzini, Benrahma, Odubeko.

Back in a bit to check out the little lot!

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It is the fifth round of the FA Cup. Just make sure we are all clear about this because football is coming your way very quickly right now. Well that’s all open, what do we have in store?

We made a huge improvement to Manchester United over Upwardly Mobile West Ham – Both tags are still working, even after frustrating draws over the weekend – and another happy welcome for David Moyes to Old Trafford. The outcome of that tie might depend on which manager wants it most: on a schedule like this and with a lot to play in the league, will one of them want to whip his whole blood on behalf of that famous old man’s trophy?

Let’s hope, um, that they do, or that everyone who plays does a show for us. Surely it should be fun, decided at night, of course, with penalties if necessary. And the price for a quarter-finals is not small at this strangest time of the year. Whoever wins tonight will feel like they can go all the way.

Get your emails and tweets while we wait for the start (7.30 UK) and enjoy!