United v Burnley cup details confirmed
Manchester United will return to competitive action after the World Cup on Wednesday 21 December, it has been confirmed.
That is when our Carabao Cup fourth-round tie against Burnley at Old Trafford will be played, with the game kicking off at 20:00 GMT.
Sky Sports have selected the meeting for live coverage in the UK, just three days after the World Cup final is set to take place in Doha.
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United secured progress to this stage with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Aston Villa at the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday night.
The visitors twice took the lead, through Ollie Watkins and a Diogo Dalot own goal, but the Reds roared back to come out on top, with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay all on the scoresheet.
The Championship-leading Clarets, who are managed by Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany, have knocked out Shrewsbury Town and Crawley Town so far and will be hoping for a top-flight scalp, given their recent good run of form and the fact they resume their league season with a trip to QPR on Sunday 11 December.
Elsewhere in the competition, Manchester City host Liverpool on Thursday 22 December (20:00 GMT kick-off), while high-flying Newcastle United face Bournemouth at St James' Park in the other all-Premier League tie.
Prior to the meeting with Burnley, the United players not involved at the World Cup will travel to Spain for friendlies with Cadiz and Real Betis, on 7 and 10 December respectively.
Our first Premier League outing following the domestic break is with Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford, on Tuesday 27 December (20:00 GMT kick-off).