BOSS Chris Hughton is weighing up which one of Albion’s penalty-saving experts to put on the spot at Manchester United in the FA Cup.

Hughton will choose between regular No.1 Mathew Ryan and Dutchman Tim Krul for Saturday night’s quarter-final at Old Trafford (7.45pm).

The tie has to be played to a finish and could end up in a penalty shoot-out.

Ryan denied Charlie Adam from the spot in the closing stages to preserve a precious point at Stoke last month.

The Australian produced another late penalty save to foil Wayne Rooney and earn the plaudits of his manager near the end of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park.

Hughton said: “Rooney can put that ball in from the penalty spot with a lot of pace. You’ve got to be very agile to get across there and of course Maty can do that.”

Krul, involved in every round of Albion’s Cup run so far, came off the bench at the end of extra-time to make two penalty saves when Holland edged past Costa Rica 4-3 in the shoot-out in the World Cup finals in Brazil four years ago.

Hughton expects a response from his team at Old Trafford to the tame display at Everton.

He said: “This is not the first time this season we’ve had a disappointing performance and result. It’s about bouncing back.”

United attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League at home to Sevilla tonight following a 0-0 draw in Spain in the first leg.

Albion’s under-23s face Pagham in the semi-finals of the Sussex Senior Cup at Culver Road, Lancing (7.15).