Manchester United will be looking to lift the Carabao Cup for the first time in four years as they start their journey against West Ham on Wednesday.
Not since Jose Mourinho guided United past Southampton have the club reached the final.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side start their League Cup campaign against the Hammers, who they beat on Sunday in the Premier League thanks to a late Jesse Lingard stunner.
David Moyes’ men will want revenge for the defeat which saw Mark Noble miss a last-minute penalty and the Hammers boss is likely to recall in-form striker Michail Antonio who missed the league game due to suspension.
This competition is the perfect opportunity to for Solskjaer to pick up his first winner’s medal as manager while giving fringe United players much-needed minutes and resting stars for the league and Champions League.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, September 22, and will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Highlights will also be available from 10.30pm on Quest’s ‘Carabao Cup on Quest’ TV show.
Manchester Evening News will have a live blog online all the way from the pre-match build-up to the last kick of the game for those unable to get near a TV.
Pre-match news for United vs West Ham
Solskjaer is expected to rotate heavily on the back off Sunday’s league win and a tricky fixture against Aston Villa Saturday at midday.
Lingard has already been confirmed to play, while Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles will be a part of the squad.
Donny van de Beek may get his second start of the season while Tom Heaton could replace De Gea if Solskjaer decides Dean Henderson needs more game-time with the Under 23s as he steps up his recovery from Covid-19.
There will be no Teden Mengi or Shola Shoretire with the duo playing for the Under 23s on Tuesday night.
But Hannibal Mejbri did not play and could feature for the senior side.