Team info, stats and televised details ahead of Man Utd v West Ham in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday; kick off at 7.45 p.m.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to make changes for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup third round clash with West Ham.
The Norwegian has already hinted that midfielder Jesse Lingard, who has scored after coming off the bench in each of his last two Premier League appearances against Newcastle and the Hammers on Sunday, will start against the club where he spent the second half of last season loan it out.
Forward Edinson Cavani (muscle tension) and defender Alex Telles (ankle) could return and goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Dean Henderson are hoping David De Gea will rest, while Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial, as well as youngsters Anthony Elanga, Teden Mengi, Hannibal Mejbri and Shola Shoretire, could come into conflict.
However, the game may come too soon for defender Phil Jones (fitness match), midfielder Amad (thigh) and striker Marcus Rashford (shoulder).
Meanwhile, West Ham can welcome Michail Antonio from his suspension, although he could be saved for Leeds this weekend.
Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and midfielder Alex Kral are set to make their debut after their summer loan.
Mark Noble, Issa Diop, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini could also debut.
How to follow
Man Utd vs West Ham is live Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 19h ; kick off at 7.45 p.m.
You can watch clips of the game in the match blog live on the Air sports website and app. Highlights will also be posted on the Air sports digital platforms and Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle
- Since Carlos Tevez’s famous winner for West Ham at Old Trafford in May 2007 who kept the Hammers in the Premier League, West Ham has failed to win on any of their last 17 visits to Manchester United in all competitions (D4 L13).
- This will be the fourth League Cup meeting between Man Utd and West Ham, with the home side advancing in each of the previous three – the Red Devils winning 1-0 in the third round 1985-86, 4-1 in 2016-17. quarter-final and West Ham winning 4-0 at Upton Park in the 2010-11 quarter-final.
- West Ham have been knocked out of the League Cup on six of the last eight occasions when associated with other Premier League sides, most notably in each of the last three in 2017-18 (v Arsenal), 2018-19 (Spurs) and 2020-21 (Everton).
- Manchester United have lost their last two League Cup matches at Old Trafford – although both reached the semi-finals against Manchester City. However, they were only eliminated in the third round on two of the previous 16 opportunities at Old Trafford, losing on penalties to Derby in 2018-19 and 2-0 to Coventry in 2007-08.
- David Moyes has gone from 10 of his 15 League Cup appearances to the third round, each of the last three at the helm of three different clubs – Man Utd in 2013-14, Sunderland in 2016-17 and current club West Ham last season. .