What time does the Manchester United v Middlesbrough FA Cup match kick off? TV channel, live stream and team news
Manchester United resume their 2022 FA Cup campaign with a fourth round clash against Championship outfit Middlesbrough.
United reached this stage by beating Aston Villa 1-0 last month, while Chris Wilder’s men overcame Mansfield 3-2.
The competition represents Ralf Rangnick’s most realistic chance of winning a trophy before his interim contract ends, and United will be looking to build on the momentum generated by the late, late winner against West Ham last time out.
It’s another big game and we have put together everything you need to know about how to watch United v Boro on TV and online.
When is Manchester United v Middlesbrough?
United v Boro will take place on Friday 4th February 2022.
The last time the two sides met was in March 2017, when United won 3-1 at the Riverside Stadium during Jose Mourinho’s reign.
What time does Manchester United v Middlesbrough kick off?
The game will kick off at 8pm.
The game marks the start of the fourth round weekend, although the shift to Friday night gives some of United’s players less time to recover after international duty.
What TV channel is Man United v Middlesbrough on?
The only way to watch the game is on ITV.
Coverage of the game starts at 7.30pm and ends at 10.20pm.
How to live stream Man United v Middlesbrough
The game can be streamed on ITV Hub on a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets.
For some United fans, this might be the first time they’ve watched football on that service since Euro 2020.
Can Man United v Middlesbrough go to a replay or is there extra time?
Third and fourth round replays have been scrapped this season to ease the congestion in the fixture schedule with Covid postponements now commonplace.
That means there will be a winner on the night and the game will to extra time and penalties if needed.
Manchester United v Middlesbrough team news
Ralf Rangnick has already offered some extensive team news.
Edinson Cavani will not play here, as he requested extra time off to deal with jetlag after international duty. Jesse Lingard will not be involved after his protracted January exit failed to materalise.
Victor Lindelof has been ill and will not feature, while fellow central defender Eric Bailly has returned from the Africa Cup of Nations with an injury and will also miss out.
In better news, Paul Pogba is set to make his injury return and could even start the game given Fred’s lack of recovery time.
Luke Shaw is back too and almost certain to start, according to Rangnick, because of Alex Telles’ international involvement.
Rangnick has also confirmed that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jadon Sancho are back and available for selection here.
Youngster Hannibal will be involved with the first team squad, while it remains to be seen if Dean Henderson will get a rare start ahead of David de Gea.
Our prediction: United v Boro
This will be a tricky game. Chris Wilder won at Old Trafford last season with Sheffield United and has improved Boro’s fortunes since taking over in November.
United have put in improved performances lately and they will need to show fight and quality to see off their opponents here.
Pogba’s return is a boost but some rustiness is to be expected after so long out, but United should have enough to win this game.
Our prediction: United 2-0 Middlesbrough
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