Fergie Sticking To Cup Formula

Last updated : 27 October 2003 By Kevin Markey
"Nicky Butt, Eric Djemba-Djemba, David Bellion and Diego Forlan will all play," confirmed Ferguson to Man Utd's official website.

"It will be a mix of that and the first team squad, which is exactly the way we have always approached it.

"Roy Carroll will also play."

Ferguson will once again be confined to the stands as he serves the second of his two-game touchline ban for abusing a match official.

Mikael Silvestre looks certain to miss out as he has treatment on a knee injury picked up on Saturday, with John O'Shea set to take his place at the centre of the defence.

Manchester United (from): Carroll, Pugh, Lynch, G Neville, Tierney, O'Shea, Fortune, Fletcher, Eagles, Djemba-Djemba, Butt, P Neville, Forlan, Ronaldo, Richardson, Bellion, Giggs, Williams.