Manchester United will be without Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Michael Carrick as they seek to cause an upset at league leaders Chelsea on Saturday.
A terrified 61-year-old shopworker was held at gunpoint while an armed robber stole cash and cigarettes from a store in Rochdale in the early hours of Monday morning.
Manchester United, the 13-time Premier League champions, sit one point and one place above last season’s winners and will be looking to avenge their 1-0 defeat at City earlier in the season to all but secure a Champions League berth next season.
Manchester United face an almighty battle to stay in the top four as they face five of the current top seven in their final 10 games.
Despite winning five of their last seven games, Manchester United have come under pressure for their laboured, under-par performances in recent weeks, culminating in the Arsenal loss at Old Trafford.
England’s embarrassing 15-run defeat to perennial whipping boys Bangladesh on Monday continued 23 years of misery on cricket’s biggest stage, since England reached the final in 1992.
In 1995 Wayne Rooney’s boyhood club Everton beat his current employers and ever since the FA Cup has been a source of fascination for the England striker.
The former Manchester United midfielder was offered the job by club chairman Simon Corney after the departure of Lee Johnson, who has joined Barnsley.