Man Utd-HT/FT DOUBLE
Man Utd and West Ham meet in this FA Cup replay. I was stung by a suprise victory for Bolton at Sunderland yesterday however this game will not be a suprise result, it will be business as usual for Man Utd. The manager sees the return of Rooney from a knee injury and wide man Nani who has been out since November. Rooney and Hernandez are likely to start up front with Van Persie rested, possibly on the bench just in case. Whilst Fergie will rotate, the strength in depth is such that United will have too much for West Ham and whilst the outright odds are a little mean, the HT/FT Double pays out 1.85 at William Hill and I'm going for this full on with 9 points.
West Ham are on a run of bad form and have not scored at Man United for over 5 years, they have lost all their recent meetings at Old Trafford to nil. Manager Allardyce has defensive worries with possibly only three fit defenders:
James Collins, misses out with a hamstring injury. He is joined by George McCartney and Joey O’Brien, Mark Noble, Mohammed Diame, Modibo Maiga and Andy Carroll are also on the treatment table.
I would be suprised if a makeshift West Ham team hold United particularly as Carlton Cole is likely to start up front who can best be described as a young Emile Heskey, without the scoring ability.