Louis van Gaal hints at surprise Man United player’s return for FA Cup

Man United will have Marouane Fellaini available for the starting lineup in the FA Cup this weekend, and if Louis van Gaal’s words are any indication, the Belgian midfielder could be in the lineup against Crystal Palace.

‘Fellaini is not suspended,’ Van Gaal said, per the Mirror.

‘But you have to wait and see the line-up.

‘If I say something about that, then Alan Pardew knows the line-up. They have scored 29 of 56 goals out of set-plays. It’s a lot more than us.’

The 28-year-old midfielder was suspended for the final game of the Premier League season after a clash with Leicester City defender Robert Huth, but his ban has since been lifted and he is eligible to play in his sixth FA Cup match of the season.

Fellaini scored in the FA Cup Semi-Final against his former club Everton. The Toffees equalized on a Chris Smalling own goal in the second half, only for Anthony Martial to score the game-winner for the Red Devils in added time.

Defender Luke Shaw has also been training for the first time since a horrific leg break he suffered during the Champions League, but there has been no update as to whether he will be ready to play.

Man United are seeking their 12th FA Cup title, which would tie them with Arsenal for the most in tournament history, and their first title win since 2004. They lost the 2007 FA Cup Final to Chelsea.

Crystal Palace are playing in their third FA Cup, losing their two previous times to Man United in 1989 and 1990.

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