What happened to Manchester United's last FA Cup semi-final line-up against Everton?

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Manchester United will lock horns with Everton this weekend aiming to finally end their agonising wait for the FA Cup.

The game will mark seven years since the two teams met at the same stage of the competition, which resulted in the Toffees beating Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on penalties.

In the years that have followed plenty has changed around Old Trafford, including both the players on the pitch and the manager in the dugout.


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GK: Ben Foster

With Edwin van der Saar sidelined, Ben Foster was given the task of shutting Everton out instead of Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.

He fared admirably but failed to save any Everton penalties, yet has forged an impressive top flight career with West Bromwich Albion in the years since.

RB: Rafael Da Silva

With his attacking mindset, Rafael Da Silva remained a firm fan favourite despite his obvious defensive frailties.

Battles for fitness last year restricted his impact under Louis van Gaal, and the Dutchman sold him to Ligue 1 side Lyon last summer.

CB: Rio Ferdinand

A stalwart of Ferguson’s most successful sides, Rio Ferdinand was a rock at the back for United prior to leaving for QPR after the dreadful David Moyes era in 2014.

He lasted just a year at Loftus Road before retiring, yet is now enjoying his punditry career on Champions League nights with BT Sport.

CB: Nemanja Vidic

Like Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic is widely considered to have been one of the greatest players to ever don the club’s famous red jersey.

He left the club to join Inter Milan the same year as Ferdinand but has since retired, and is now representing the club in an ambassadorial role.

LB: Fabio Da Silva

Patrice Evra was granted a rare afternoon off so Ferguson opted to place his faith in youngster Fabio Da Silva, twin of Rafael.

The Brazilian would represent United in a Champions League final against Barcelona two years later but never made the grade at Old Trafford, and is now focused on securing Premier League promotion with Cardiff.

RW: Danny Welbeck

Despite being a player born and bred around the club, Danny Welbeck was allowed to join Arsenal when Radamel Falcao joined United in the summer of 2014.

He has endured an injury-hit year at the Emirates but his importance to the England national team should see him make Roy Hodgson’s squad for the European Championships this summer.

CM: Darron Gibson

Like Welbeck, Darron Gibson has endured an injury-hit year and is yet to live up to his full potential.

The 28-year-old Everton midfielder will be hoping to be at the Euros with the Republic of Ireland this summer, but much will depend on whether he can prove his fitness in time.

CM: Anderson

Although he never justified his expensive price tag, Anderson was popular amongst United fans and helped Ferguson win four league titles during the latter end of the Scot’s tenure.

He was plagued by injuries and weight troubles during his time in England and is now enjoying a more relaxed life back in Brazil with Internacional.

LW: Park Ji-Sung

Though he lacked the glitz and glamour of wingers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and David Beckham, Park Ji-Sung must rank as one of the club’s shrewdest ever purchases.

The South Korean established himself as an important member of the squad and now works for them in an ambassadorial role after rejoining PSV Eindhoven in 2012.

CF: Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda started his Old Trafford career with a bang – just like Marcus Rashford at present – yet the Italian youngster could not build on such an impressive start.

He is now representing Nottingham Forest, on loan from Cardiff City, with the 24-year-old having managed to score just six times for the Championship side in two years.

CF: Carlos Tevez

He may be a legend at Manchester City, but it was with United where Carlos Tevez won back to back league titles and the Champions League.

The Argentinean won Serie A with Juventus and helped the Serie A side to the final of Europe’s top-tier competition last season, and is now back in Argentina with boyhood club Boca Juniors.

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