Manchester United will look to lift the Carabao Cup for the first time in four years as they start their run against West Ham on Wednesday.

Since Jose Mourinho guided United past Southampton, the club have not reached the final.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are starting their League Cup campaign against the Hammers, who they beat on Sunday in the Premier League thanks to a stunner from Jesse Lingard.

David Moyes’ men will want revenge for the loss that saw Mark Noble miss a last minute penalty and the Hammers boss will likely remember in-form forward Michail Antonio who missed the league game due to a suspension.

This competition is the perfect opportunity for Solskjaer to clinch his first winning medal as a manager while giving United fringe players much needed minutes and resting stars for the league and the Champions League.

TV information

The match kicks off at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday 22 September and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 7:00 p.m.

Highlights will also be available from 10:30 p.m. on Quest’s ‘Carabao Cup on Quest’ TV show.

Manchester Evening News will have a live online blog from pre-match prep to the last kick of the match for those who can’t get close to a TV.

Pre-game news for United against West Ham

Solskjaer is expected to turn strongly following Sunday’s league win and a tricky game against Aston Villa on Saturday at noon.

Lingard has already been confirmed to play, while Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles will be part of the squad.

Donny van de Beek could get his second start of the season while Tom Heaton could replace De Gea if Solskjaer decides Dean Henderson needs more U23 playing time as he speeds 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 has not played and could appear for the senior squad.


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