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FA CUP PREVIEW: Tough assignment, but not a bad time to play United

PUBLISHED: 12:17 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:50 07 September 2010

Manchester United aim for a repeat of last year s FA Cup fourth round win over Spurs when they meet at the same stage at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Sir Alex Ferguson s 11-times FA Cup winners are in top form in all competitions – they reached the f

Manchester United aim for a repeat of last year's FA Cup fourth round win over Spurs when they meet at the same stage at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Sir Alex Ferguson's 11-times FA Cup winners are in top form in all competitions - they reached the final of the Carling Cup at the expense of Derby on Tuesday.

United were held to a 0-0 draw by Spurs in the league in December. Although third on his list of priorities behind the Champions League and Premier League, the FA Cup is still important for Ferguson. He believes this team can win another Treble.

The Old Trafford side booked their place in the fourth round with an emphatic 3-0 win over Southampton with goals from Danny Welbeck, Nani and Darron Gibson.

None of this trio played at Bolton and with a league match against West Brom on Tuesday, Ferguson is once again expected to shuffle his talented pack.

Former Spurs Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov, who headed the 90th minute winner, will be especially keen to play. Although Wayne Rooney is still injured, World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez give Ferguson a variety of options up front.

Make it - Saturday, 5.15pm, Old Trafford

Watch it - ITV Sports 5.15pm


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