Manchester United will play host to Colchester United for their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash on December 17, 2019. Manchester United rode on Marcus Rashford's stunning brace to clinch a 2-1 win against Chelsea in their Round 4 clash. Meanwhile, Colchester United grabbed a 3-1 win against Crawley Town to set their meeting with the Red Devils. Colchester United have already downed two Premier League sides, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, in the competition.
CONFIRMED QUARTER-FINAL DRAW!— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) October 31, 2019
Here are the confirmed ties for the Quarter-Final draw, current holders @ManCity travel to @SkyBetLeagueOne @OUFCOfficial, and @SkyBetLeagueTwo @ColU_Official travel to Old Trafford to take on @ManUtd. #EFL | #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/4yioU7PtBN
Colchester United's chairman expressed his delight after the recent Carabao Cup draws got out. He said about their clash against Manchester United that everyone comes into football for days like these. Colchester United are the lowest-ranked team in the competition for now. They have lost both their previous meetings against Manchester United, a 1-0 loss in FA Cup 1978-79 and a 2-0 loss in the League Cup 1983-84. Colchester United manager, Robbie Cowling, also mentioned that they are going to enjoy every minute of their match against Manchester United and that everyone at the club are delighted about the draw.
ICYMI: The draw for the Quarter-Finals takes place this morning!— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) October 31, 2019
Ties for the next round will take place w/c 16th December.
The EFL is in discussions with Liverpool FC to identify an alternative date given the Club’s participation in the FIFA Club World Cup competition. https://t.co/vIPwmTiGKj