ALBION boss Chris Hughton will abandon widespread changes in the FA Cup for Saturday evening's quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Hughton has rested most of his Premier League regulars in previous rounds. That policy will alter to cope with the examination by Jose Mourinho's United, who bid for a sixth home win out of six this year in the Champions League against Sevilla tomorrow night after beating Liverpool.

Hughton revealed to The Argus: "I have decisions to make, of course, but I'm also very conscious it's Manchester United at Old Trafford.

"It's one of the toughest games we could have and in any way that we are going to win it we've got to put in a performance that will give us a chance. So if anything I will look to put out the strongest side that I can to get a result."

Hughton expects key midfielder Dale Stephens to shrug off a minor knock in training on Friday which ruled him out of a league game for the first time in 13 months at Everton.

Hughton said: "He's okay. He got a whack. We're very confident he will be available for Old Trafford.

"Of course he was a miss, because of continuity in the side, but it happens. That's what a squad is for.

"The lad Gueye missed the game for them (Everton). We'll miss players for other games. That's why you want a competitive squad and players that can slot into a side."

Gaetan Bong was forced off in the second half at Goodison Park but Hughton is hopeful his absence is short-term.

He said: "My gut feeling is Gaetan was just feeling tight in his thigh."