Manchester United and Chelsea must wait until later this week for a decision from the Football Association on when their FA Cup quarter-final replay will take place.

Chelsea recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The date could hinge on Chelsea’s Europa League result against Steaua Bucharest on Thursday.

Defeat would allow the replay to take place in the first week of April. Victory would cause a fixture pile-up.

The international break runs from 18-27 March and it is considered impractical to cancel Premier League fixtures due to be played this weekend.

Chelsea would need to play a Europa League quarter-final in the two midweek dates before the FA Cup semi-final weekend of 13 and 14 April.

After the game on Sunday, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: “I don’t know when the replay will be played, probably May!”

source:bbcnews