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Shaw, Martial set for Man United game time

Press Association logoPress Association 27/01/2017

Jose Mourinho will give Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw a chance to prove themselves in Manchester United's FA Cup clash with Wigan.

United set up a Wembley date with Southampton on Thursday night, progressing to the EFL Cup final despite losing their semi-final second leg 2-1 at struggling Hull.

Attention switches to the FA Cup this weekend as 2013 winners Wigan make the short journey to Old Trafford for Sunday's fourth-round tie.

Mourinho has pledged to name a strong line-up against the Latics but will call upon his impressive depth, with Martial and Shaw among those set to come in.

Martial's happiness has been questioned recently and the United boss confirmed the Frenchman will get a chance to shine on Sunday, having been omitted from the last two match day squads.

"He will play Sunday and if Sunday he plays magnificently, he will play against Hull City in the next match. It's simple," Mourinho said of Martial.

Shaw is also set to get a chance to prove his worth on Sunday after belatedly returning to the United squad at Hull.

The 21-year-old left-back has not featured since limping off halfway through the EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham on November 30, but has worked his way back into fitness.

Mourinho confirmed his intention to play Shaw against Wigan, whose manager Warren Joyce knows the Red Devils better than most.

The 52-year-old was at the club from 2008 until last November, when he left his role as coach of United's reserves to take the hot seat at Wigan.

"I worked at the club with him for just a few months but it was enough to know he is a very nice man, a very passionate football man," Mourinho, who has given goalkeeper David de Gea the weekend off, said of Joyce.

"He took the risk, he accepted the challenge. He left a good situation in the club to try and go to what we call men's football.

"For sure, he'll come with a team very aggressive, very well organised defensively."

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