FA Cup fifth-round predictions – Lawro v Radio 1 DJ and Arsenal fan Jack Saunders

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes takes his West Ham side to Old Trafford on Tuesday in one of the standout ties of the FA Cup fifth round.

Moyes, who spent 10 months as United manager in the 2013-14 season, has not won any of his five meetings with them since – but will things be different this time? You can find out by watching live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website from 19:00 GMT.

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has given his verdict on all eight midweek ties and he is joined in making predictions by Jack Saunders, who presents Radio 1’s Future Artists every Monday to Wednesday from 22:00 to 00:00 GMT, and The Indie Show at the same time on Thursdays.

Arsenal have won the FA Cup four times in the past seven years, including last season, and hold the record for most wins overall, with 14. This year, however, their defence was ended by Southampton in round four. “We can’t win it every year,” said Jack. “We’ve got to give someone else a chance!”

Jack is an Arsenal fan, but had his grandfather had his way, he would have been supporting West Ham instead.

“He was a devout Hammer and I was bought endless Paolo di Canio shirts for Christmas and birthdays when I was younger in a bid to try to make me one too,” Jack explained.

“But most of my friends were Arsenal fans and I followed that path. This was the heyday of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg – I had my head turned by watching them, and did not look back.

“My favourite player when I was growing up was actually Ashley Cole, though. I know that’s a controversial choice because of the way he left us, but what a player he was – one of the best left-backs I have ever seen.

“I was a goalkeeper when I was younger so my heroes should have been David Seaman or Jens Lehmann, but Cole was always so classy in the way he played the game.

“Full-backs are a bit more fashionable now, because of the way they are expected to push high up the pitch, but he was ahead of his time there with the…


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