*** This is the third time Everton have met Manchester United in the semi-final.
*** They've been paired together 11 times in the cup, with Everton winning six of those games, and United winning five.
*** Under LVG they have faced Everton four times with LVG winning three.
*** Everton have won 6 of their last seven FA Cup semi-finals but have needed extra time and penalties in four.
*** Manchester United have only scored once in their last four Wembley games vs Everton.
*** Manchester United last 5 fixtures 5 wins in 6 (W W L W W W)
*** Everton last 5 fixtures no wins in the last 6 (L L D D D L)
Everton face defensive problems for their FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United at Wembley.
Ramiro Funes Mori is suspended following his derby red card while full-back Seamus Coleman is definitely out and captain Phil Jagielka a likely absentee.
Roberto Martinez is optimistic John Stones will have recovered from illness but Gareth Barry (groin) faces a late fitness test. Defender Matthew Pennington has been recalled from a loan spell at Walsall to provide cover.
Possible squads: Robles, Oviedo, Stones, Baines, Barry, Besic, McCarthy, Lennon, Cleverley, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku, Howard, Connolly, Davis, Pienaar, Kone, Osman, Mirallas, Niasse, Pennington.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Adnan Januzaj are Manchester United's only absentees.
Germany midfielder Schweinsteiger (knee) is unlikely to play again this season but left-back Shaw (leg) is working with a physio as he steps up his rehabilitation.
Januzaj is building his fitness before featuring for the first team but Chris Smalling is fit to play at Wembley after a late knock in the midweek win against Crystal Palace.
Possible squads: De Gea, Romero, Valencia, Darmian, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Jones, Rojo, Fosu-Mensah, McNair, Fellaini, Carrick, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Mata, Depay, Young, Rashford, Rooney
It is going to be a long day at the office for a certain blue manager and #JCBAlikeThat. It won't be a goal-fest because with LVG's Manchester United it never is but I can't see anything but a red win.
Jade Christopher Bentley Adams signing off
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