Manchester United vs West Ham team news: Marcus Rashford continues up front for Red Devils

Team news from Old Trafford as West Ham take on United

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has kept the faith in 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford for the visit of West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Dutchman has come under fresh scrutiny following the Europa League round-of-16 first leg defeat to Liverpool on Thursday evening, a result which cast further doubt over their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

David De Gea continues in goal for the Red Devils while Chris Smalling and Daley Blind remain the central defensive pairing of choice. 

Michael Carrick starts in midfield alongside Marouane Fellaini.

Van Gaal also trusts Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard with goal-scoring responsibilities in a huge match for United’s domestic aspirations. 

The Hammers, meanwhile, have Dimitri Payet among their starting line-up as they look to continue their wonderful season under Slaven Bilic. 

Andy Carroll leads the line for the visitors with Mark Noble on captain duties again.

Today's line-ups...

Manchester United: De Gea, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Rashford, Herrera, Lingard, Martial. 

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Williams, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Januzaj, Memphis.

West Ham United: Randolph, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble (c), Emenike, Lanzini, Payet, Carroll

Subs: Adrian, O'Brien, Song, Obiang, Moses, Sakho, Valencia.