Slaven Bilic responds when asked whether Andy Carroll will start in West Ham United's match against Manchester United

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West Ham United are due to meet Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.

Manager Slaven Bilic has remained coy when asked if Andy Carroll will start for West Ham United against Manchester United on Wednesday evening, when commenting on the club's official website.

Carroll has found it hard to break into West Ham’s starting line-up this season, with most his appearances coming as a substitute.

However, the target man was included in Bilic’s line-up for West Ham’s match against Arsenal, and he showed his value to the team.

Carroll netted a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw against the Gunners, and it has now been suggested that he could keep his place for the Hammers’ FA Cup quarter-final.

With Diafra Sakho currently out injured, it seems that Carroll could be in line to start again - but Bilic refused to be drawn on the England international’s chances of being selected.

“Will he start against Man United? I hope he’s going to be fit for Man United. I don’t think Sakho or Song will be fit for that game,” the Croatian boss said.

West Ham’s match against Manchester United will be crucial to their season, as the London club have shown a great desire to win the FA Cup.

West Ham have named strong line-ups in every round of the competition so far, and Bilic has even suggested that an FA Cup would win more to him than qualifying for the Champions League.

The winners of West Ham’s match will go on to face Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

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