If Ferguson could hand-pick one of his managerial rivals to lift silverware, then few would come higher on the United manager's list than Moyes. A huge fan of Moyes's approach, Ferguson even considered his fellow Scot as a possible assistant manager 10 years ago. Naturally, however, he will still want to beat him on Sunday.
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Carrick's growing maturity and stature have seen him develop into United's midfield orchestrator, the man who links the back four with the three-pronged attack. Fellaini will keep him occupied, however, and the Belgian's attacking instincts could force Carrick to adopt a more defensive mindset at Wembley.
Ferguson is faced with a real selection quandary: does he field his strongest team or should he rest key men ahead of Wednesday's crucial Premier League clash with Portsmouth? Moyes, however, can go for broke and unleash the kitchen sink, so Ferguson must strike the right balance.
Everton (4-4-1-1): Howard; Hibbert, Lescott, Jagielka, Baines; Osman, Neville, Cahill, Pienaar; Fellaini; Saha.
Manchester United (4-4-2): Van der Sar; O'Shea, Vidic, Evans, Neville; Park, Scholes, Carrick, Ronaldo; Tevez, Rooney.