Manchester United will want to avoid a shock cup exit when they host League Two Colchester United in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Reds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will ring the changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, but the Norwegian will not take his opponents lightly.
The U's won 3-1 away at Crawley to book their place in the last eight, while the Red Devils also claimed victory on the road, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of a Marcus Rashford brace.
Solskjaer will be wanting to avoid any slip-ups here and surely eyes this as a great chance for his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager.
Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Wednesday 18 December|
|What Time is Kick Off?||20.00 (GMT)|
|Where is it Played?||Old Trafford|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||N/A|
Paul Pogba had been in contention to play some part on Wednesday night, having not featured for United since the 1-1 Premier League home draw with Arsenal in late September.
The Frenchman has been sidelined with an ankle injury and has only played six times for the Red Devils this campaign, though he had been expected to play some part against League Two opposition. However, he is likely to miss the fixture through illness.
Elsewhere, Eric Bailly remains out with a knee ligament injury and fellow defender Diogo Dalot also continues to struggle with a groin injury.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Marcus Rojo are also absentees for Solskjaer's side.
As for the visitors, boss John McGreal is likely to name a strong side which could include former Arsenal youngster Cohen Bramall and ex-West Ham striker Frank Nouble.
|Manchester United||Romero; Tuanzebe, Rojo, Jones, Williams; Matic, Garner, Mata; James, Rashford, Greenwood|
|Colchester United||Gerken; Jackson, Eastman, Prosser, Bramall; Comley, Pell, Harriot, Poku; Nouble, Norris|
Head-to-Head RecordGiven that Colchester United have never reached the top echelons of English football, they have rarely encountered Manchester United in the past.
|Manchester United||Colchester United|
|Man United 1-1 Everton (15/12)||Scunthorpe United 2-2 Colchester (14/12)|
|Man United 4-0 AZ Alkmaar (12/12)||Colchester 1-0 Salford City (07/12)|
|Man City 1-2 Man United (07/12)||Colchester 1-2 Stevenage (03/12)|
|Man United 2-1 Tottenham (04/12)||Cheltenham 1-1 Colchester (23/12)|
|Man United 2-2 Aston Villa (01/12)||Colchester 1-0 Ipswich Town (12/11)|