The Tannadice club also hope the Turk will travel to Hampden in good health after he suffered a hamstring problem in a win over Kilmarnock last week. It had been feared initially that Ciftci had torn a muscle but his club are hopeful that the injury is not as severe.
"We will assess him again but the signs are that he might not be missing for too long," said Jackie McNamara, the United manager. "Hopefully, it isn't a tear and maybe just a little pull. Nadir will be going through with me for his hearing. Hopefully, we will finally have a conclusion one way or the other."