Manchester United are flying high this week after moving into the top 3 of the Premier League table, thanks to a big win over Leeds on Sunday. Before continuing their quest to climb the domestic table however, the Reds have a League Cup detour in the shape of a quarterfinal away at Everton at Wednesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a fairly fit squad to choose from. Aaron-Wan Bissaka and Scott McTominay will both miss the trip to Goodison Park with minor injuries, but both players were likely to be rotated anyway. Bruno Fernandes is probably due a rest as well, as is Victor Lindelöf, who has been playing through discomfort this season. The good news is that Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matić, and Donny van de Beek — arguably United’s strongest midfield on paper — are all raring to go after sitting out the weekend win. Solskjaer has also confirmed that Jesse Lingard will be in the squad.
Carabao Cup schedule
It’s a 20:00 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 3:00 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a lunchtime 12 noon kickoff on the west.
Carabao Cup channel
Sky Sports Football or Sky Sports Main Event for those in the UK. No TV options for those in the US, we’re afraid. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Carabao Cup streaming
Sky Go for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on ESPN+. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Dean Henderson; Brandon Williams, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata; Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani.
Update: 9 out of 11. Tuanzebe looks to be slotting in at right-back, and Bruno Fernandes makes a surprise start. Mata and Williams not in the squad.
Plenty of changes for tonight's line-up:— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 23, 2020
▪ @DeanHenderson comes in for @D_DeGea
▪ Axel is back in the starting XI
▪ @Donny_Beek6 is also handed a start
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