Team news update before Charlton clash

Monday 09 January 2023 17:10

Manchester United have trained at Carrington today (Monday) in advance of our Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Charlton Athletic.

The game kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Tuesday evening, with the Reds striving to set up a two-legged clash in the last four of the competition, as Erik ten Hag looks to extend his flawless record in domestic cup competitions since taking charge of the side.

Our exclusive training footage shows the players going through their paces, with Antony and Marcus Rashford involved, following their goals in the Emirates FA Cup victory over Everton last Friday night.

Training highlights: Reds set for quarter-finals Video

Training highlights: Reds set for quarter-finals

Get an inside look at Monday’s session, ahead of the Carabao Cup quarter-final with Charlton…

Younger players, such as Facundo Pellistri, Kobbie Mainoo and Zidane Iqbal, were also spotted as part of the main group, and they will be hopeful of gaining a place in the matchday squad for the visit of the League One side.

Brandon Williams, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay and Alejandro Garnacho were among many others to feature in our video.

Bruno Fernandes is not available to face Charlton, as he serves a one-game ban for picking up two yellow cards in the Carabao Cup.

There is also a decision to be made in goal, with Ten Hag explaining that he is set to choose between Tom Heaton and new recruit Jack Butland, who is eligible to make his debut after signing on loan from Crystal Palace last week.

"Tom was, many times, on the bench," said the manager. "He had bad luck when he was injured for the Carabao Cup, the first one against Aston Villa. Then Martin [Dubravka] was keeping and he did very well. Now the situation with [Jack] Butland coming in, I have to see his performance in training.

"But the Carabao Cup is coming quick and then we will make a choice. Tom is, of course, more adapted to our way of play and has more connection to the dressing room, to the team, but still I have a decision to make on Tuesday. But, for me, there is no issue."

Donny van de Beek is absent due to the knee injury he sustained against Bournemouth.

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United fan Dean Holden must be considering naming an unchanged side after a valuable win over Lincoln City last time out in League One.

That would mean fielding an attack of Corey Blackett-Taylor, Miles Leaburn and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, although he may instead adopt a more conservative approach by bolstering the defence or midfield. Leaburn's father Carl scored at Old Trafford in March 1994, when United beat Charlton 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final before going on to win the trophy.

Lucas Ness looks set to continue in defence after being a regular since Holden took charge.