third round tie with West Ham. Look out for more in-depth news on ManUtd.com soon. (AM & BH)
Team news and injuries
"Wayne Rooney is still injured. I'm surprised, it's been longer than we thought it would be. He was meant to be back training but he's not. It's nothing serious but it looks like he's going to be out for another two weeks or so. Nani is expected to start training today, and Phil Jones is available against West Ham. Everyone else is OK I think. Rooney won't be fit for Liverpool. I don't think so. It's nothing serious, he just got clipped behind his knee. Nothing shows in the scan but he's still feeling it. Hopefully in two weeks it'll be sorted but nonetheless it's a loss."
West Ham in the Cup
"We've had some really difficult ties over last three or four years. You hope first of all you're going to be at home in the draw, then you want a draw you can get through. But this is a particularly hard one, they're in good form and they're at home. Sam [Allardyce] has done great job there getting them promoted first of all. It's not easy to bounce right back but they've done well and their form has been very good. They've had some excellent results. So it's going to be a tough game. I don't think we'll make too many changes. I think we'll more or less play a strong team and hopefully we'll get through."
09:08 So, Adam Marshall is in position in the Academy building where Sir Alex's Friday press conferences take place. The boss speaks to MUTV in an exclusive one-on-one interview first, then he faces the world's media. Adam will report back with the latest team news and injury updates as soon as Sir Alex's briefing ends. Stay tuned. (BH)