Everton trio face late fitness test for FA Cup clash against Manchester United

Everton face Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday.

Everton trio of Phil Jagielka, Gareth Barry and John Stones will undergo a late fitness test for their FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester United on Saturday, while Seamus Coleaman will join Ramiro Funes Mori in missing the Toffees trip to Wembley.

Funes Mori was given marching orders for his tackle on Divock Origi, which saw the striker leave the field on a stretcher. The Argentine defender is suspended for the FA Cup tie and will not be available for selection.

The former Wigan Athletic manager remains positive that Stones could be available to face Louis van Gaal's side, while he admitted that Jagielka's participation in the cup tie looks slim.

"Seamus Coleman will be missing the semi-final. Tom Cleverley, Aaron Lennon and Leighton Baines came through [the Liverpool game] ok and they should be fine," Martinez told during a pre-match press conference.

"We are going to have late fitness tests with Phil Jagielka, Gareth Barry and John Stones. We are quite positive about John. Ramiro will be missing through suspension. But I think the squad is almost as it is now."

"It is hard to tell [if Jagielka is ready]. Physically I wouldn't expect Phil Jagielka to be fit. Since the injury it has only been a short period of time.

"In any case you need more time but knowing Phil he wants to try everything possible to be available. We're not going to say now we're going to go along and treat his feelings rather than the injury and we'll see how that shapes up before the game."

Funes Mori has already apologised after his tackle on Origi and Martinez has given his thoughts on that incident which took place at Anfield as Everton suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals.

"Obviously I had a conversation with Ramiro but the proximity of the semi-final, the preparation has been about the next game. We spoke about it and how to make that challenge a little bit better but that is water under the bridge now and we've moved on from it. For us as a team it was a really tough moment.

"We are in a difficult situation in the game and we go down to 10 men, you can imagine that is not the sort of incident that you want the referee to make a decision on. From that point on it is very much moving quickly and preparing for the next game and the proximity of the next game is too close to dwell on that. We have dealt with it and we are moving on."