Marcus Rashford starts for Manchester United's FA cup quarter final with Chelsea

The teenager was thought to miss out due to illnes

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Marcus Rashford has overcome a bout of illness to lead the line for Manchester United against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter final.

The 19-year-old was expected to miss the tie but travelled to London separately from the rest of the squad by train.

Rashford is the only striker available to manager Jose Mourinho as he returns to Stamford Bridge for the second time since being sacked – the first was a 4-0 defeat earlier this season.

Mourinho has opted to combat Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation by playing five at the back, as he did against Rostov last Thursday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ashley Young supporting Rashford.

Luke Shaw failed to make the matchday squad again as Mourinho decided to go with Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian as his two wing-backs either side of a three-man central defence of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo.

Antonio Conte has made two changes to his title-chasing Chelsea as Nemanja Matic and Willian replace Cesc Fabregas and Pedro respectively.

Manchester United team: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Young Mkhitaryan, Rashford.

Chelsea team: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Costa.