Confirmed: Our Carabao Cup fourth-round opponents

Wednesday 23 September 2020 21:13

Manchester United will face Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup next week.

Graham Potter's side overcame Preston North End 2-0 on Wednesday evening with Alireza Jahanbakhsh opening the scoring for the Seagulls in the 56th minute, before Alexis Mac Allister added a second.

It was a first-ever win for Brighton at the 17th attempt at Deepdale and sets up two meetings with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men at the Amex Stadium in a short space of time, with our next Premier League outing taking place at the ground on Saturday.

90 in 20: Luton Town 0 United 3 Video

90 in 20: Luton Town 0 United 3

Watch 20 minutes of extended highlights to see exactly how the Reds progressed to the Carabao Cup fourth round...

Last season, United beat Brighton 3-1 at Old Trafford in November before a 3-0 away success in June - our first three points from the fixture since their return to the top flight.

The tie is the Reds' reward for beating Luton Town 3-0 on Tuesday night at Kenilworth Road.

Juan Mata's penalty separated the teams at the interval, before late strikes by substitutes Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood sealed a smooth passage in the competition.

The match will be the third meeting between the clubs in the League Cup, after a two-legged affair in 1992.

Danny Wallace scored in a 1-1 draw at the Goldstone Ground, with Matthew Edwards replying for the home side. Mark Hughes hit the winner at Old Trafford to clinch a 2-1 aggregate triumph.

United reached the semi-finals of the competition last season and last lifted the trophy in 2017, when beating Southampton 3-2 at Wembley.

Full fixture details will be published as soon as they are confirmed.

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