Darron Gibson, John O'Shea and Danny Welbeck have played most of the Cup games this season and have shown themselves in a very good light. Whether they win lose or draw in the final they deserve their place at Wembley.
This will be Sir Alex Ferguson's 14th domestic Cup Final in 22 years.
Fergie said: "They will all play in the final, they deserve to. It is always a great occasion at Wembley but the only way you can really enjoy it is by winning".
However, of more immediate concern will be finding a team to play Tottenham in Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Old Trafford. With Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown and Patrice Evra already ruled out, Manchester United could not afford to lose Rafael with a torn hamstring that will keep him out for at least a month, and Jonny Evans who limped through the latter stages after aggravating an ankle injury.
In addition, Anderson was taken for X-rays on the ankle injury that forced him to be stretchered off after the final whistle, while Nani, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs all failed to complete the full 90 minutes.
"There are probably six or seven of them who have picked up injuries," confirmed Ferguson. "It was been a bad night in that respect. We finished with ten men but it was effectively nine because Jonny was in great discomfort. We will just have to see what happens now.'
Darren Fletcher is almost certain to be called on as a makeshift right-back, while Fabio might be handed his senior debut against Spurs if Neville does not make it.
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