LONDON (Sporting Alert) — There was no Wayne Rooney again for Manchester United as they take on Chelsea in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at Stamford Bridge.
Rooney, who also missed the 1-0 over Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday was not even on the bench for the Red Devils, who also started with top goalscorer Robin van Persie on the bench.
Rio Ferdinand returns in defense to place with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Patrice Evra.
Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez lead the attack with Nani, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley starting in midfield.
Holders Chelsea, made seven changes from the side which loss at Southampton, with Juan Mata, Ramires Mikel John Obi and Demba Ba all starting.
John Terry and Frank Lampard start the game on the bench.
Chelsea v Manchester United
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Ba
Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Moses, Terry, Benayoun, Bertrand
Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani, Welbeck, Hernandez
Subs: Lindegaard, Giggs, Young, van Persie, Powell, Kagawa, Vermijl
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)