The FA Cup replay between West Ham and Manchester United will be played on 13th April with a 7pm kick-off at Upton Park.

The two sides meet again after playing out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford and the game will be live on BBC One.

Announcing the date, the FA said “Extensive discussions have taken place with all associated parties regarding the scheduling of this fixture, with limited options available. 

“The FA recognises the agreed date may not be an ideal solution for all but believed it was the most appropriate available within the congested football calendar.”

What this means is that Leicester could face a weakened, or at least more tired, West Ham side than if the game been played on another date.

West Ham face Arsenal on 9th April and then play Leicester on 17th. The Manchester United game will come between the two.

On the other hand, it might also work in Arsenal’s favour as the Hammers might want to hold a little something back for the FA Cup quarter-final.

With their move to the Olympic Stadium imminent, what better way to say goodbye to their historic home than by winning the most famous trophy of them all?

I guess it all comes down to whether they think they can get Champions League football, or if they’d prefer a bit of silverware.

Welcoming Europe’s elite to their new home wouldn’t be a bad way to open it either.

West Ham are currently just one point behind fourth place Manchester City and level on points with United.

Who knows, perhaps they think they can do both, but on such margins, titles can be won and lost.