United v Colchester: Essential match info
Manchester United welcome Colchester United to Old Trafford on Wednesday with a place in the final four of the Carabao Cup at stake.
With a penalty shootout win over Rochdale, and a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the last round already in the bag, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are hoping to reach the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since the 2016/17 campaign, when we went on to lift the trophy at Wembley.
As for our visitors from League Two, Colchester are the lowest ranked club left in the Carabao Cup, but have already claimed two scalps on their way to the quarter-finals, with wins against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, and John McGreal's side will be eager to reach the last four for the first time in their history.
Here's the key information ahead of Wednesday's game...
Our Carabao Cup tie will not be shown on TV in the UK, however you can keep across all of the action on MUTV. Prior to kick-off, subscribers can watch all of the build-up via the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 18:30 GMT. This will then be followed by live radio commentary of the match. Keep up to date with everything that happens on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre. MUTV will show a full re-run of the game from midnight, and at regular intervals the following day.
WHO'S THE REFEREE?
David Coote will take charge of his first United fixture on Wednesday. The Nottingham native, who is in his second campaign of officiating at the top level of English football, will be assisted by Neil Davis and Nick Hopton, with David Webb as the fourth official. VAR is not in use for this stage of the competition.
Three of the four quarter-final ties in the Carabao Cup will take place on Wednesday. As well as our match against The U's, our recent Premier League opponents Everton are at home to Leicester City and Oxford United host Manchester City. On Tuesday, Aston Villa welcome a Liverpool to Villa Park, with the Merseysiders likely to play a youthful side due to their involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Here is the full list of fixtures...
TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER
Aston Villa v Liverpool
WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER
Everton v Leicester City
Oxford United v Manchester City
MANCHESTER UNITED v Colchester United (20:00 GMT)
Kick off at 19:45 GMT unless stated otherwise.
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