The draw for the last eight takes place on Wednesday night after Manchester City's tie at Newcastle United with the Reds safely in the hat alongside West Ham, Stoke City, Leicester City and Chelsea following the first batch of fixtures.
"We will watch the draw," stated assistant manager Steve Round to MUTV. "The important thing is to try and get a home draw if you can but we’re Manchester United and nobody will want to draw us. If we get a home draw that’d be great, if we don’t, we’ll carry on regardless."
Ashley Young, who returned to the side on Tuesday, backed that stance in a separate interview with the official club TV channel.
"It's what we've said, as long as we get a home tie against whoever we draw in the cup," he explained. "It's like a lottery but as long as we're at home, we'll be delighted. I'm sure we'll all be looking out for it and will discuss it on Thursday morning at training."