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Carabao Cup quarter-final date announced

Manchester United face a pre-Christmas date with Everton in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, after the fixture details were announced today.

The Reds will meet Saturday's Premier League opponents again before the year is out, with the cup encounter the reward for victories on the road at Luton Town and Brighton & Hove Albion at the start of the season.

After reaching the semi-finals last term, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will be looking to go one better and reach the final this time around in a bid to win some silverware.

The last-eight tie will be played on Wednesday 23 December with kick-off at 20:00 GMT.

The match will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports and comes before our Boxing Day league encounter at Leicester City. It is part of what will be a hectic schedule for the Reds throughout December as the squad will be tested to its limits.

CARABAO CUP QUARTER-FINALS

22 December
Brentford v Newcastle 17:30 GMT
Arsenal v Manchester City 20:00 GMT

23 December
Stoke v Tottenham 17:30 GMT
Everton v UNITED 20:00 GMT

Get ready for Everton v United: