Manchester United host Newcastle in the fourth round of the EFL Cup this Wednesday in a highly anticipated clash as the Red Devils look to defend their title having ended a six-year trophy drought last season in this competition.
Erik ten Hag’s men look determined to grab the needed results in this competition after a convincing 3-0 win over Crystal Palace to cruise into the last 16.
Ten Hag’s men will need to be at their upmost best ahead of the clash after the Red Devils suffered an annihilation to Manchester City in the derby last weekend despite positive victories over Brentford, Copenhagen and Sheffield United prior to the derby.
However, Newcastle look to book a place in the quarterfinals of the competition after edging past European Champions Manchester City in a narrow 1-0 game at home.
Eddie Home’s men have only one win out of their last four matches in all competitions with a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Theyshared the spoils with Wolves and West Ham United in the Premier league and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League during the said period.
The Red Devils have the upper hand in their last five fixtures between these two teams. They have two wins and two draws while also suffering one defeat in that time.
However, the crunch encounter could see the advantage handed towards the path of the Magpies.
The match is scheduled for 20:00 GMT kickoff.