Confirmed: United's Carabao Cup fixture
Manchester United's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Colchester United will be played at Old Trafford on Wednesday 18 December. Kick-off will be at 20:00 GMT and the game will not be shown live on TV in the UK.
The U’s, who are currently ninth in League Two, are the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, but John McGreal’s men have knocked out two Premier League sides - Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur - on their way to the last eight.
The Reds have faced Colchester just twice in the past, with the first meeting taking place in February 1979 when we won 1-0 away in the FA Cup fifth round. Jimmy Greenhoff was the scorer.
The last time we played them was in the League Cup third round in November 1983 when we ran out 2-0 winners in Essex, thanks to first-half goals from Gordon McQueen and Remi Moses.
Brilliant win at the Bridge! Gallery
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are bidding to win the competition for the sixth time in the club's history, after the 1992, 2006, 2009 and 2010 triumphs under Sir Alex Ferguson and the 2017 success with Jose Mourinho at the helm.
CARABAO CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Oxford United v Manchester City
Manchester United v Colchester United
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Everton v Leicester City
Details of how to buy tickets for the Carabao Cup quarter-final are available on our Home Match Ticket Info page.
This article was first published on Thursday 31 October when our opponents, but not the date and kick-off time, were announced.