Quick Bit: Manchester United will aim to book a place in the Carabao Cup semifinals when they face League One Charlton Atheltic at Old Trafford. Antony gave them a first-half lead.
Manchester United will aim to book a place in the Carabao Cup semifinals when they face League One Charlton Atheltic at Old Trafford.
On paper, it is a straightforward tie for Erik ten Hag’s side, but the recent round of FA Cup third-round action showed that Premier League sides are never quite as secure as they might wish on such occasions.
Dean Holden’s side will be backed by 9,000 travelling fans in Manchester, who will be keen to put Charlton’s on-going turmoil off the field to one side and create a party atmosphere.
United have the small matter of a derby showdown with Manchester City this Saturday. Might they have one eye on that and leave themselves open to an upset? Stranger things have happened in football.
Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
Man United vs. Charlton live score
Man United vs. Charlton live updates, highlights from Carabao Cup quarterfinal
1hr 20 mins from kickoff: United’s run in this competition means Erik ten Hag is closing in on a shot at silverware in his maiden season at Old Trafford. That’s not always been the best measure of managers in the post-Alex Ferguson era. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer famously fell repeatedly in semifinals before a marathon penalty shootout loss to Villarreal in the 2021 Europa League final, but his tenure was still judged more favourably overall than those of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, who picked up three pots between them.
Carabao Cup success is not the end game for a club of United’s stature but lifting the trophy would be a good way of solidifying the clear progress made under the Dutchman.
1hr 30 mins from kickoff: Hello and welcome to the Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester United vs. Charlton Athletic in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup.
Man United vs. Charlton lineups
Playmaker Bruno Fernandes is suspended for United after being cautioned during their 2-0 round-of-16 victory over Burnley in December.
Donny van de Beek would have been a candidate to replace Fernandes before the midfielder was injured during the Premier League thrashing of Bournemouth on January 3, with United head coach Erik ten Hag describing his fellow Dutchman’s knee issue as “very annoying.”
Jadon Sancho has returned to first-team training after undergoing specialist fitness training in the Netherlands but is unlikely to feature.
Tom Heaton or new signing Jack Butland, who has joined United on loan from Crystal Palace, could start in goal after David de Gea’s usual deputy this season, Martin Dubravka, was recalled by Newcastle United.
“Tom is more adapted to our way of play and has more connection to the dressing room, to the team,” said Ten Hag. “But still I have a decision to make on Tuesday.”
Man United predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Butland (GK) – Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Lindelof, Malacia – McTominay, Eriksen – Rashford, Antony, Garnacho – Martial
Goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer could be back for the visitors after missing the 2-1 win over Lincoln City in League One on Saturday because of concussion protocols.
Defender Eoghan O’Connell made his return from a knee injury in that game but full-back Mandela Egbo will miss out with a quad injury, although he has said he will travel to support his teammates from the stands.
Winger Diallang Jaiyesimi (ankle) and goalkeeper Joe Wollacott (broken finger) are also out.
Charlton predicted lineup (5-3-2): Maynard-Brewer (GK) – Clare, Inniss, O’Connell, Ness, Sessegnon – Dobson, Fraser, Morgan – Rak-Sakyi, Leaburn
How to watch Man United vs. Charlton
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1
beIN Sports, Kayo Sports
Sky Sport 7
beIN Sports Connect New Zealan
661 Cable Sports, Sports Plus 1
UK: This match is not being broadcast live on TV or streams in the UK.
USA: All of the action is available to US viewers on ESPN+.
Canada: DAZN will have live coverage for fans in Canada.
Australia: beIN Sports and Kayo Sports are covering the game live in Australia.
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