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Manchester United vs Colchester confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Carabao Cup quarter-final

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to field a young side in tonight’s League Cup quarter-final against Colchester United at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian is chasing his first trophy as Manchester United manager, with Manchester City and Leicester City the only two ‘big’ sides left in the competition.

Colchester are hoping to continue their fairy tale ride to the quarter-finals, having already upset Crystal Palace and Tottenham en route to the last-eight.

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Elsewhere, Manchester City travel to Oxford, Everton host Leicester, while Aston Villa defeated Liverpool’s youngsters last night to secure their spot in the semi-finals.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it?

The match kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday 18 December.

Can I watch it?

Unfortunately, the match will not be broadcast on live TV. 

Team news

Paul Pogba has been ruled out due to injury. However, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams are both set to start in a line-up similar to United’s final Europa League game.

Former Arsenal academy graduate Cohen Bramall is set to start, while Courtney Senior may play ahead of Callum Harriot.

Confirmed line-ups

Manchester United XI: Romero, Young, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pereira, Greenwood, Mata, Rashford, Martial.

Colchester XI: Gerken, Jackson, Bramall, Lapslie, Prosser, Pell, Norris, Comley, Harriott, Eastman, Nouble.